Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  Announcements, Community

By Jennifer Berghom

Family Medicine Symposium
Second Annual Family Medicine Research Symposium

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s three Family Medicine residency programs will have their second annual Family Medicine Research Symposium, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Knapp Conference Center in Weslaco.

Medical residents from the School of Medicine’s three family medicine residency programs will present their quality improvement projects to a panel of physicians who will critique and rank their work. This event includes the training programs at McAllen Medical Center, DHR Health, and Knapp Medical Center.

This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Dr. James W. Tysinger, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor who holds the Leonard G. Paul, MD Professorship in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

The symposium fulfills a requirement for residents who are completing their training, and offers those still training an opportunity to showcase their work. Quality improvement projects are especially important because they allow the residents and the hospitals where they train an opportunity to apply evidence-based medicine to clinical decision-making that leads to better care for patients.

The symposium will conclude with an awards ceremony.

The Family Medicine Research Symposium is free and open to the public.

To learn more or to RSVP, contact Vicente Reyna, UTRGV School of Medicine, administrative coordinator, Department of Family Medicine, at 956-296-1534 or email vicente.reyna@utrgv.edu.

UTRGV School of Medicine
Administrative Coordinator, Department of Family Medicine / 956-296-1534


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.