Community Medical School Features Q&$1With President and Chancellor
This year’s first Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Community Medical School course featured a Q&A session on the state of health care in West Texas by Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan and TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D on Oct 21. Texas Tech University Managing Director of Public Media, Robert Giovannetti moderated the event and TTUHSC Vice President and Provost Steven L. Berk, M.D., provided insights into and answered questions regarding the current issues with Ebola.
Citizens had the opportunity to submit questions prior to the event. The topics ranged from the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the state of rural health care, the future of state employee benefits and opportunities that TTUHSC is taking to resolve the doctor and nurse shortage in West Texas. President Mitchell emphasized the importance of minting qualified health care providers to serve the needs of rural West Texans by demonstrating the impact these regions have globally.
Chancellor Duncan explained the way the PPACA would affect Texans and speculated on the future of state employee benefits, like teacher retirement. Both President Mitchell and Chancellor Duncan described the ways in which Texas Tech, particularly TTUHSC, serves the educational and health care needs in the communities of each campus.
The upcoming Community Medical School course will feature Toby Brooks, Ph.D., an associate professor of athletic training, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building. He will present the history and evolution of sports medicine and athletic training, its critical importance as participation in recreational and competitive athletics increases and the projected opportunities for athletic trainers.
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