Texas Chapter of the ACP Medical Students News

Medical Student News

A glance at the news, alerts and updates for the more than 1,500 medical student members in Texas. 
White Gown Wins Essay Competition
The Texas Chapter of the ACP is pleased to announce Susan Lampley, a second year medical student at Paul L Foster School of Medicine in El Paso as the winner of the 2013 On Being A Doctor Essay Competition with her entry, White Gown.
The annual competition, open to Medical Students and Residents asked members to submit essays centered around the theme:
The Physician's Role in the world of patient autonomy. What are the limits of shared decision making?

Susan presented her winning essay at the Annual Scientific Meeting Plenary Session on November 16th in San Antonio and will be published in the upcoming Texas Chapter newsletter. 

Congratulations to Erica Fidone, Winner of the Medical Students Clinical Vignette Competition  
Congratulations to Clinical Vignette Winner, Erica Fidone, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, College of Medicine.

Erica will advance to the National Competition in Orlando, Florida in April, 2014 as a poster presenter representing Texas.
Thank you to all four medical students who presented at the statewide meeting.
Navuluri, Shagroni Take Top Honors in Poster Competition
Congratulations to the following winning poster presenters:
1st Place  
Neelima Navuluri, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for Diagnosis in Disguise: Mucormycosis Sinusitis Presenting as Giant Cell Arteritis
2nd Place   
Tasneam Shagroni, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
for Lemierre's Syndrome: A "Forgotten" Disease Remembered
A total of 15 students presented posters at the statewide meeting.  Thank you to all poster presenters. Stay tuned for more photos to be posted to the Texas Chapter Facebook Page!
GIMSPP Decade of Service Award
The General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program Decade of Service Award honors highly active and dedicated preceptors who have taught medical students in their practices for the past ten years. 
It is with genuine pleasure and gratitude that this year, the GIMSPP Decade of Service Award was presented to:
Gopinath C. Chandrahasan, MD
Carmelita P. Escalante, MD, FACP
Carlos R. Herrera, MD
Wendi Liu, MD
Paraic J. Mulgrew, MD, FACP
Learn more about GIMSPP here

Medical Student's Perspective: Tips for Rocking 4th Year

Read the following tips from a fourth year medical student on how to rock your fourth year of medical school. This article relates the students own experiences and opinions, as learned through failures, successes, and may not represent the norm.

Medical Students ACP Benefits

As well as providing free membership to medical students, ACP offers valuable benefits for members, including an additional array especially for Medical Student Members.

Free online access to ACP publications, including:

Special student member discounts on educational products, including:

General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program

The General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP) places students with internists across the state for three or four-week preceptorships during the student's summer break. Students from all nine of the Texas medical schools participate -- most are first and second year students, however, third and fourth year students are also eligible.

Student Interest Groups at Texas Medical Schools


Texas Chapter of the ACP Resource Center

A collection of Texas medical and general medical links useful to our Medical Students, general membership as well as visitors.


ACP Recruit -a-Resident Rewards Program

Provides education resources to residency programs that recruit residents to become ACP Resident Members.

ACP Offers Resources on Ebola

In response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, ACP is offering free clinical information and resources to all members of the healthcare community and the public at large.




2014 TXACP Annual Meeting


November 15-16, 2014
Houston, TX


For more information click here.