From the Desk of the President

New Assistant VP – I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kathryn Horn has been appointed as assistant vice president for Student Services for TTUHSC El Paso. She will assume the role while continuing as the associate dean of Student Affairs for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.  Dr. Horn’s TTUHSC El Paso career spans almost 26 years, beginning with her residency in family medicine. Read more about Dr. Horn and her new position in this week’s Tech View blog.

CME Accreditation – This week, the TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) received accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This is a sign that our CME office has met the rigorous standards of quality CME to enable healthcare professionals in the border region of West Texas to pursue lifelong learning. This will enhance professional competence and performance, and improve and promote the health of their patients.  Congratulations to Dr. Ho and his staff on this significant accomplishment.

Match Day Results – The results of the TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Class of 2015 Residency Match were impressive. Five of the 71 senior medical students were accepted into El Paso programs and the remainder matched into other excellent graduate medical education positions throughout Texas and around the country, including programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, and Stanford University.  Three students will begin their service to our country through the military match.  Read this week’s Tech View blog to find out where students matched.

Diversity Survey Results – The TTUHSC El Paso Office of Diversity Affairs administered the Diversity Engagement survey in August 2014. The purpose of this survey was to assess our institution’s diversity climate and culture. The overall results were positive regarding our diversity and inclusion efforts.  To learn more about the findings, read this week’s Tech View blog, or for detailed results, go to https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/fostersom/diversity/resources.aspx.