Inauguration of a specialty in Family Medicine

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Step.- The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in El Paso sent the first group of the Family Medicine fellowship to train at The Hospitals of Providence’s Transmountain Campus.

The six residents were formally introduced on Tuesday, August 9, during a welcoming ceremony at the hospital. Family Medicine is the third department, along with Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, to begin graduate training at the Transmountain Campus, located in northwest El Paso.

TTUHSC El Paso’s partnership with The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus has resulted in an innovative collaboration.

Foster School of Medicine Dean Dr. Richard Lange said he was also grateful to welcome the newest generation of residents from the program’s Internal Medicine and Psychiatry specialties, and recognized those who embarked on their training. residency a year ago and they are already making an impact locally.

“Today we celebrate the training of all of our residents at our Transmountain Campus and welcome the inaugural cohort of six family medicine residents who have just joined our community,” said Lange.

Nicholas Tejeda, Group CEO of The Hospitals of Providence and CEO of The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, said he is excited to see the difference the new residents at the Transmountain Campus will make.

“We couldn’t be more excited to introduce this family medicine residency and welcome our new cohort of residents,” said Tejeda.

“I have always been someone that people tell their problems to and I have always loved helping where I can. That’s not too different from family medicine. You get to know the patient and build a lasting relationship to improve their lives,” said Josepha Mpafe, MD, one of the inaugural Family Medicine residents, born in Cameroon.

“When I learned about the border community, I saw a lot of similarities to the environment I grew up in. El Paso represents a way for me to help a community that reminds me of home,” she added.

Of the six residents, five are medical graduates from foreign countries, including the Philippines, Poland, and Pakistan.