Family Medicine Research Symposium
Join us and support our Family Medicine residents as they present their projects on quality improvement, enhancing patient care, and improving resident education. This event will feature resident platform and poster presentations from UTRGV School of Medicine's Family Medicine Residency Programs at McAllen Medical Center, Knapp Medical Center, and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.
6th Annual Family Medicine Research Symposium
Friday, May 19, 2023
12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
UTRGV School of Medicine
1210 W. Schunior Street
Edinburg, TX 78541
Keynote Speaker/Lunch - EMEBL 2.125
Poster Presentation - SOM Auditorium EMEBL 1.203
Keynote Address: “Because my preceptor said so. How residency training influences future practice.”
Keynote Speaker: Lars E. Peterson, MD, PhD
About Lars E. Peterson, MD, PhD
Lars Peterson, MD, PhD is a family physician and health services researcher and Senior Physician Scientist at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky. He received his medical and graduate degrees from Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include investigating associations between area level measures of health care and socioeconomics with both health and access to health care, rural health, primary care, and comprehensiveness of primary care. He has authored over 150 peer reviewed publications and made over 100 conference presentations. He is currently chair of an AHRQ review panel and has reviewed ad hoc for NIH. Dr. Peterson was recognized for his early career achievements by winning the NAPCRG New Investigator Award and served as a Health Sciences Scholar Fellow at NASEM. He is leading team research efforts at the ABFM to understand what family physicians do in practice and how the quality of care they provide can be improved. In particular, elucidating the ways in which Continuing Certification activities may be associated with quality of care.