Resources For House Staff
Report an Event or Concern
Well-Being Index Tool
My Well-Being Index Account Setup (Invitation Code: TTU GME)
Brandon Pires, MD - Family Medicine
Falah Adu Hassan, MD - Internal Medicine
Kristin LeBrasseur, DO - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Leland Stoddard, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sayyidda Mohammed, MD - Pediatrics
Duties and Responsibilities of House Staff Officers
- Serve on the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
- Plan House Staff Meetings every other month to include speaker, necessary audio/visual equipment – will work with the other House Staff Officers chosen from the other departments
- Speak to incoming residents to educate and inform of the House Staff Organization
- Liaison between House Staff & GME Committee
- Liaison between House Staff & Associated Facilities
- Represent the House Staff at meetings as reasonably requested
2022-2023 Schedule of House Staff Meetings
Dining Room #3 at Northwest Texas Hospital
July 28, 2022
September 22, 2022
November 17, 2022
January 26, 2023
March 23, 2023
May 25, 2023
2022-2023 Schedule of Chief Resident and House Staff Officers Only Meetings
Dining Room #1 Northwest Texas Hospital 7:30 am
August 11, 2022
October 13, 2022
December 8, 2022
February 9, 2023
April 13, 2023
June 8, 2023
MedHub is a web-based Residency Management System designed to track and document a variety of program and resident activities for scheduling, curricula delivery and evaluations, which are required for program and institutional accreditation.
NPI Enrollment - Any house staff who has not previously been issued an NPI number will obtain one here.
IHI - Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Texas Prescription Monitoring Program- monitors outpatient prescription data for controlled substances dispensed by a pharmacy in Texas. It is a patient care tool that can be used to inform prescribing practice and to address prescription drug misuse, diversion, and overdose.
TMHP (Texas Medical and Health Partnership)- providers who have obtained full Texas licensure will be required by federal law to enroll in Texas Medicaid.
ACGME - Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
ABMS - American Board of Medical Specialties
AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges
FCVS - Federation Credentialing Verification Service
FSMB - Federation of State Medical Boards Directory - Established to provide a centralized, uniform process for state medical boards as well as private and governmental entities to obtain a verified, primary source record of a physician's core medical credentials. FCVS obtains primary source verification of medical education, postgraduate training, licensure examination history, board action history, board certification and identity.
Physician in Training (PIT) Licensure
Apply for your Physician in Training (PIT) License
Institutional DEA Certificate (expires 11/30/23)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require physicians who prescribe, order, and refer for Medicare-covered home health service and supplies, to enroll in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS).
All new house staff holding either a PIT or permanent Texas licensure must be enrolled as a Medicare provider here.
PERMANENT LICENSURE IN TEXAS
Residents and fellows who obtain their own permanent Texas licensure are required to apply for their own DEA certification and to enroll in Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP). There are no exceptions. See SOM OP 50.18
TMB - Texas Medical Board
Texas Physician Licensure - Steps to Becoming a Licensed Physician in Texas
DEA - Drug Enforcement Agency
Apply for or renew your DEA certification at the Office of Diversion Control
TMHP (Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership) - Individual providers who are not currently enrolled in Texas Medicaid and whose only relationship with Texas Medicaid is to order or refer for supplies or services for Texas Medicaid-eligible clients must enroll in Texas Medicaid as participating providers. This requirement is in accordance with provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), 42 CFR §455.410(b), which requires all fee-for-service (FFS) and managed care network ordering or referring physicians or other professionals who order or refer for supplies or services under the Medicaid State plan, or under a waiver of the plan, to enroll in Medicaid as participating providers.
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is a United States labor law requiring covered employers to provide employees with job-protected, unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons.
The Office of Graduate Medical Education requires all residents/fellows who are going to be out for a qualifying event, to submit the appropriate form and documents to the GME office.
Examples of leave under FMLA
Reason for FMLA Request: (Required)
- Birth of a Child and/or care for the newborn child (Birth of a child includes Maternity and Paternity leave)
- Placement with the Employee of a child for Adoption/Foster care
- Employee’s Own Serious Health Condition
- Employee’s Spouse/Child/Parent who has a Serious Health Condition
- Qualifying Military Exigency Leave for the Employee’s Spouse/Child/Parent
- Military Caregiver Leave for the Employee’s Spouse/Child/Parent
FMLA Form for Residents/Fellows (updated 12/2021)
Employee’s Serious Health Condition - www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/WH-380-E.pdf
Family Member Serious Health Condition - www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/WH-380-F.pdf
When in doubt, contact the Office of Graduate Medical Education at (806) 743-2978 or LubbockGME@ttuhsc.edu.
Texas Tech University System Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Tax-Deferred Account
Eligible employees interested in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP), or employees interested in the Tax-Deferred Account Program (TDA) should contact listed representatives on the list of authorized companies and approved representatives concerning details of annuity contracts or custodial mutual funds accounts. Employees may enroll with the vendor of their choice. There is no employer matching by TTUHSC.
In order to begin payroll deductions, you must register an account at My Retirement Manager website. You may make changes to your contributions at any time by logging into your account. Make sure to use your "R" number as your identification number.