Residents achieve 100% pass rate on board exams
The results are in from the Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency Program’s annual board exams, and all 10 third-year residents passed the exam—for the fourth consecutive year. Passing this exam is the final step to becoming board-certified specialists in family medicine, and the 100 percent pass rate is the goal every year.
The American Board of Family Medicine Certification Examination is designed to measure the knowledge that sets the board-certified family physician apart from non-physicians and other non-certified medical practitioners with less training and experience. It serves to assure the public that the residents are up-to-date and aware of best practices in medical care in the wide spectrum of illnesses treated by family physicians.
The program is part of the Texas A&M College of Medicine. This community-based program is committed to providing comprehensive family medicine training that prepares physicians to serve in rural and underserved areas. The breadth of training includes colonoscopy/endoscopy for cancer detection; prenatal and obstetrics care, including high-risk and surgical deliveries; procedural and hospital medicine and comprehensive outpatient and preventive care. This unique and individualized training prepares these men and women to serve in rural communities where there are no obstetricians or sub-specialists to care for patients.
Consistent with their training, this year’s graduates will serve a variety of communities both in Texas and across the nation. Justin Jones, MD, John Massoud, MD, and Kyle Taylor, MD, will be transitioning their practice to San Angelo, Texas. Amy Dudley, MD will be practicing in Tacoma, Washington, while Laura Muehr, MD, will be joining Baylor Scott & White in College Station. Lucas Wilmore, DO, will be serving in rural Tennessee at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Mark Frakes, MD, will be maintaining his scope of practice by joining the faculty of Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency. Jessica Ohaju, MD, Khoi Ly, MD, and Ryan Rister, DO, have not decided on their final destination yet.
“We are so proud of their accomplishments,” said Rae Adams, MD, Family Medicine Residency Program director. “And this performance on the ultimate exam is just the most recent of their demonstrations of excellence. These men and women will change the lives of thousands of patients and tens of communities across the country.”