Dr. John Toohey, M.D. one of four medical faculty members achieving medical quality certifcation

Dr. John Toohey, M.D.

SAN ANTONIO (June 24, 2014) — Four physicians of UT Medicine San Antonio have earned the designation of Certified in Medical Quality (CMQ) from the American Board of Medical Quality and the American College of Medical Quality.


Dr. Toohey, associate professor of orthopaedics, is assistant dean of graduate medical education and associate residency program director for orthopaedic surgery in the School of Medicine.

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Drs. Somerson and Rowley awarded at Surgery Resident Paper Competition

Congratulations to the 2014 winners of the Resident Paper Competition at the 40th Annual Meeting of the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society!

Dr. Jeremy Somerson, M.D.Dr. David Rowley, M.D.

Basic Science - 2nd place – Jeremy Somerson, MD (Orthoapedic Surgery Resident)

Lack of Diversity in Orthopaedic Trials Conducted in the United States 

Clinical -  3rd Place: David Rowley (Orthopaedic Surgery Resident)

Electromagnetic Navigation Reduces Surgical Time and Radiation Exposure for Proximal Interlocking in Retrograde Femoral Nailing 


Click here to view the announcement on the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society web page

Teri Hill, C-TAGME interviewed by HCPro's Residency Program Alert

Teri Hill, Resident Program ManagerTeri Hill, Manager of Academic Programs for the Orthopaedics Department was interviewed by Residency Program Alert, a newsletter for Residency program managers.

So what does earning those extra letters (C-TAGME) do for a coordinator? At most institutions, TAGME certification doesn’t guarantee a higher salary, Sauve says. (Only 1% of our 2014 salary survey respondents cited a change in credentials, including obtaining TAGME certification, as the reason they received a pay increase last year.) However, the certification may hold indirect benefits for co-ordinators.  Teri Hill, C-TAGME, believes the knowledge she’s gained through obtaining her certification has helped her to obtain positions with increased responsibility over the years, which has ultimately led to salary increases.
Hill, who is currently the vice president of TAGME and the manager of academic programs in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, says obtaining TAGME certification has helped her to navigate career changes. She’s jumped from managing a residency program to working in the GME office. Currently, she is managing both residency as well as fellowship programs.  Hill and Sauve say more departments and institutions are recognizing the importance of the coordinator’s role and are supporting professional development for coordinators. Becoming TAGME-certified gives coordinators an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise.  “They’re more supportive of coordinators getting certification,and then they can say they have experts in the department,” Sauve says. “I know my program director really enjoys that.”

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Orthpaedic Residents attended the Chief Resident Immersion Training in Geriatrics

Dr. Gupreet Sing, M.D.Dr. Danilo Volpini, M.D.

Drs. Gupreet Singh, M.D. (left) and Danilo Volpini, M.D. (right) attended the Chief Residents Immersion Training (CRIT) in the Care of Older Adults May 23-25, 2014.  They  will be working on a Quality Improvement project as a part of this training.  Dr. Singh was awarded an iPad at the event.




Aims of CRIT:

  • To foster collaboration among disciplines in the management of complex older patients
  • To incorporate geriatrics principles into teaching and administrative roles as Chief Residents
  • To develop leadership/teaching skills around the care of complex older patients.
  • To enhance leadership/teaching skills required in the Chief Resident role.
  • To develop an achievable project related to education or patient care in Geriatrics, to be implemented during the Chief Residency year.

The retreat program included an unfolding interactive case divided into three modules, following a geriatric patient from presentation in clinic to the emergency department to hospital discharge.
Each module included evidence-based mini-lectures on topics in Geriatrics, small group interactive exercises, and seminars designed to enhance teaching and leadership skills.
Each Chief Resident also attended two consultation sessions to develop an action plan for a project.

Altman, Kyle

Satsangi, Arpan

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