PASADENA, Texas – The Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents is pleased to announce a nation-wide search to identify and hire the 14th President in TCC's 106 years, and invites applications and recommendations for the Presidency.
A delegation of board members has been named to the presidential search committee, led by Dr. Monte Blue, TCC Board Chairman.
“A deliberative search process offers an important opportunity to understand and clarify the priorities and challenges of TCC,” said Dr. Blue. “The selection of the 14th President of Texas Chiropractic College is one of the most important tasks the Board of Regents has before it. I thank the members of the search committee for their help in developing a pool of qualified applicants to be considered by the full board.”
PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) renewed an articulation agreement with Lee College Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 to ensure students can continue to easily enroll in the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic program. Presidents from both institutions met at the Lee College campus to re-sign the agreement, which was initially endorsed in fall 2010. The arrangement allows Lee students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average in specific science prerequisites and meet TCC requirements to automatically qualify for admission.
PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) will host its 2014 Gala, "Masquerade" in the Russell Auditorium on its Pasadena campus Saturday, April 5 from 6-11 p.m.
The event will feature music from DJ X, casino tables, a silent auction, raffles, and great food and drinks.
"The gala is a tremendous opportunity for our friends and leaders in the community and health care to gather for a night of support for the College and celebration," Dr. Fred Zuker, TCC Interim President said.
It's time to mark your calendars for Texas Chiropractic College's Annual Convention!!
The 2014 Convention is set for July 17-19 in Galveston at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More details will be coming in early spring. For more information or any questions, please contact the TCC Office of Postgraduate Studies at 281-998-6027 or 1-800-533-9822 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors interested in showing at this year's convention should contact Regina Perez at 281-998-6062 or email@example.com.
The goal of Texas Chiropractic College’s Quality Enhancement Plan is to improve teaching and student learning outcomes in clinical reasoning. The topic was chosen based on input from students, faculty, the President’s Cabinet, the Board of Regents and college alumni; institutional objectives set forth in the TCC Graduate document; and student performance on both internal and independent external examinations. The QEP title is “From Student to Clinician: Enhancing Clinical Reasoning Across the Curriculum.”
After the thorough review of the literature on clinical reasoning, a working definition was developed to guide the QEP process: “Clinical reasoning is a problem-solving process that enhances the development of clinical thinking and decision making in patient care. It involves the movement from accumulation of knowledge to the incorporation of skill, expertise and evidence leading to sound clinical judgment.”
Programmatic outcomes related to clinical reasoning focus on integration and application of basic science knowledge with the clinical presentation; introduction and application of clinical reasoning strategies in the pre-clinical setting; and application of clinical reasoning skills in the patient care setting. Evaluation methods were identified to monitor the programmatic outcomes. These methods include, but are not limited to, student course evaluations, Diagnostic Thinking Inventory, Clinical Skills Competency Exams I and II, Core Concept Exams, Health Sciences Reasoning Inventory, National Board Exams parts I, II, III and IV, and faculty interviews.
The full curriculum was reviewed and four pilot courses were selected. The pilot courses are Spinal Anatomy, Clinical Case Applications, Clinic I, and Orthopedics III. The pilot courses will be implemented during the Summer 2009 trimester.
For successful QEP implementation, new courses are being added to the curriculum. The new courses are Clinical Case Applications I (trimester 3), Basic Communication and History-Taking Skills (trimester 3), Clinical Case Applications II (trimester 4), Advanced Communication and History-Taking Skills (trimester 4), and Clinical Case Applications III (trimester 5). Full implementation will be on a two-track basis. The full track for incoming trimester one students begins in Fall 2009 and runs from trimesters one through ten. The second track encompasses the clinical experience and continues through Clinic II, Clinic III and Clinic IV for those students enrolled in the pilot course, Clinic I, culminating in graduation from the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program.
Teaching strategies to enhance clinical reasoning are being integrated into courses by means of standardized patients, case-based learning, team-based learning, faculty modeling, SNAPPS, reflective practice and electronic real-time student feedback.
Assessment of clinical reasoning will be conducted through extended matching, key features and script concordance questions; electronic real-time student feedback; standardized patient encounters; case-based discussions; student self-evaluation; Intern Global Rating; objective structured clinical evaluation; and Diagnostic Thinking Inventory.