PLFSOM Faculty Appointments Changes

PLFSOM Faculty Appointments Changes

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso President and Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) Dean recently announced faculty appointment changes in the PLFSOM Department of Medical Education.

HoggTanis Hogg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Vice-Chair in the Department of Medical Education, has been appointed to serve as Assistant Academic Dean for Medical Education with primary responsibility for the operational aspects of basic science education for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. In early 2008, Dr. Hogg was one of the very first to join the faculty of PLFSOM’s newly established Department of Medical Education. Since then he has held many critical and creative roles in the development of the school’s innovative clinical presentation-based MS1-2 Curriculum. Dr. Hogg has also been a pivotal figure in the Department of Medical Education’s growth and administration. He is jointly appointed to the PLFSOM Department of Biomedical Sciences as well as the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In addition to managing and developing basic science instruction across the PLFSOM MS1-4 educational program, Dr. Hogg will assist with LCME re-accreditation processes, and he will continue in his roles as Vice-Chair and a Basic Science Medical Educator.

FrancisMaureen Francis, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and College Master in the Department of Medical Education, has been appointed to serve as Assistant Academic Dean for Medical Education with primary responsibility for the operational aspects of clinical education for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Francis joined the faculty in 2010 and transitioned to the Department of Medical Education in 2012. In addition to her role as a College Master, she serves as Co-Director of the MS1-2 Medical Skills Course. Dr. Francis possesses extensive and diverse experience in clinical practice and medical education. In addition to managing and developing clinical instruction across the PLFSOM MS1-4 educational program, she will assist with LCME re-accreditation processes. Dr. Francis will also continue in her role as a College Master and, through her joint appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Francis will continue to practice and teach general internal medicine.