State of the Residency

Doctor Metting recently gave a his annual State of the Residency Address, in which many questions were answered and people felt well informed on important topics, such as the upcoming ACGME Annual Survey, future social events, how milestones work, and the fact that we will soon have meal credit at Subway! (Contains 1 attachments.)

Weekend at Benny’s (and other festivities)

  Please take a moment to RSVP to the resident dinner this weekend on Friday in honor of last year’s ABIM exam scores and the upcoming Match. You can RSVP using this link:  We’d like to keep this event for grown ups with the following upcoming events family friendly and open to everyone: Division Director …

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Curbside Consults

Some notable articles on using curbside consults when taking care of patients. Is there room for curbside consults in good medical care? As long as the question is simple and straight forward, but discussions lasting beyond a few moments it’s always preferred to put in a formal consult. Curbside Consultations The Good, the Bad, and …

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Using VA Pagers

Instructions on how to page someone with a VA Pager: Call 43369 and follow instructions to enter the pager number e.g. 661 followed by a # and then STATE the message and then # again. You will get the message that the page has been sent.  

Upcoming Change to CLC Consults at the VA

  The CLC is hoping to streamline the assessment/transfer process with a new consult order: GEC Community Living Center Consult Training Aid. Before the process goes live they were hoping to preview the process with all VA providers.

Scholar’s Day Abstract Extension to March 11th!

  WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2019 WHERE: Mayborn Auditorium, Lobby & Classrooms, Medical Education Center2401 S. 31st St, Temple, TX 76508   DEADLINES: March 11th  – Abstract Submission Extended   March 29th – Podium & Poster Presenters Announced   April 19th – Registration to Attend  To submit an abstract and for eligibility and selection process, …

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Moonlighting Tips for Cross Cover

The hospitalists and PA’s wanted to thank everyone for their help on the 6P-12A cross cover shifts. The high volume time that we cover allows the hospitalist group to finish their day shifts and focus on evening admissions. As a reminder we wanted to share some minimal expectations for the shift: Arrive early or on …

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Scholars Day May 3 (Abstract Due March 4th)

ALL QI GROUPS ARE EXPECTED TO PRESENT AT THIS RESEARCH DAY Scholars Day showcases the diversity and growth of scholarly pursuits at Baylor Scott & White Health’s Central Texas Division. Scholarly activity—medical innovation, clinical vignettes, research, health systems science, quality improvement, healthcare economics, and much more—is shared via electronic posters and podium presentations. An new …

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Updated Joint Patient Safety Reporting

  Our thanks to Dr. Hall for making this available. If you’re having any difficulty with submitting these reports, let Drs. Khan, Hall, or Martinez know and we can lend a hand. Joint Patient Safety Reporting Education (Updated)

Online CPRS Tutorial

  In case you were wanting extra training with CPRS, the VA office has started to formalize the process and has this aid for new (and returning) residents. CPRS Online Training