McAllen Medical Center Foundation Provides Educational Funding to McAllen Family Medicine Residency Program

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MCALLEN - The McAllen Family Medicine Residency Program is benefiting from a recent $13,000 donation from the McAllen Medical Center Foundation to assist residents with scholarly activities that promote healthcare in the South Texas community. 

The McAllen Medical Center Foundation is a non-profit entity established in 1993 to fund charitable and educational causes.  The McAllen Medical Center Foundation is led by a three-member board,which provides scholarships to students entering the medical field and continues to support worthwhile education opportunities to benefit the healthcare needs of the Rio Grande Valley.  

McAllen Family Medicine Residency Program, the longest running graduate medical education program in the Rio Grande Valley, is a three-year medical education program with a mission of creating quality family medicine doctors. Since 1979, the program has helped 199 physicians to graduate and many of whom are currently practicing medicine in South Texas.  

In 2015, the program became affiliated with the University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine.  Research projects underway at the McAllen Family Medicine Residency Program include antepartum care, diabetes management standard of care, warfarin management, and physicians’ response to domestic violence. 

“Funding such as this helps our residents stay up to date in their studies through online review courses and professional memberships, and it helps residents with their research and quality improvement projects,” said Sunand Kallumadanda, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor and UTRGV Family Medicine-MMC Associate Program Director.