Fact Sheet

Learner Contact Hours for MS I and MS II

Currently, the center is scheduled to teach medical students in their first and second year for two hours per educational week. The scheduled student contact hours for the Medical Skills Course, which is one of the four student courses during the first two years, are presented in Table 1.

Table 1: Learner Contact Hours for MS I-II per Academic Year

Academic Year Number of Learners Contact Hours
2009-2010 40 2,880
2010-2011 100 6,760
2011-2012 140 9,420
2012-2013 163 10,880
2013-2014 197 12,240
2014-2015 206 13,934
2015-2016 213 14,739

Learner Contact Hours for MS III

Currently, the center is scheduled to teach medical students in their third year clerkship rotations. The learner contact hours for clinical skills during the third year are presented in
Table 2.

Table 2: Learner Contact Hours for MS III per Academic Year

Academic Year Number of Learners Contact Hours
2011-2012 40 3,660
2012-2013 60 2,520
2013-2014 80 1,360
2014-2015 80 1,816
2015-2016 100 2,404

Learner Contact Hours for MS IV

Currently, the center is scheduled to teach medical students in their third year clerkship rotations. The learner contact hours for clinical skills during the fourth year are presented in Table 3.

Table 3: Learner Contact Hours for MS IV per Academic Year

Academic Year Number of Learners Contact Hours
2012-2013 15 *
2013-2014 20 25
2014-2015 25 12
2015-2016 30 1,749

Learner Contact Hours for Nurses

Currently, the center is scheduled to teach nursing students from the GGHSON. The learner contact hours for clinical skills during the academic year are presented in Table 4.

Table 4: Learner Contact Hours for Nurses per Academic Year

Academic Year Number of Learners Contact Hours
2011-2012 5 45
2012-2013 10 45
2013-2014 15 90
2014-2015 80 280
2015-2016 80 729

Learner Contact Hours for Residents

Currently, the center is scheduled to teach residents during their rotations. The learner contact hours for clinical skills during the year are presented in Table 5.

Table 5: Learner Contact Hours for Residents per Academic Year

Academic Year Number of Learners Contact Hours
2009-2010 10 77
2010-2011 15 112
2011-2012 20 138
2012-2013 40 138
2013-2014 50 170
2014-2015 60 80
2015-2016 80 52

Learner Contact Hours for Fellows

Currently, the center is scheduled to teach fellows during their rotations. The learner contact hours for clinical skills during the year are presented in Table 6.

Table 6: Learner Contact Hours for Fellows per Academic Year

Academic Year Number of Learners Contact Hours
2013-2014 4 8
2014-2015 6 76
2015-2016 6 244

Learner Contact Hours for Faculty

A total of 44 faculty participated in 4 Faculty Development Courses Clinical Skills Module from 2011 to 2015. The Learner contact hours for clinical skills during FDC X-XIII are presented in Table 7.

Table 7: Learner Contact Hours for Faculty per Academic Year

Academic Year Number of Learners Contact Hours
2011-2012 12 312
2012-2013 10 136
2013-2014 12 226
2014-2015 10 369
2015-2016 10 72

Learner Contact Hours for Community

A total of * community learners participated in Clinical Skills Modules from 2011 to 2015. The Learner contact hours for clinical skills during the year are presented in Table 8.

Table 8: Learner Contact Hours for Community per Academic Year

Academic Year Number of Learners Contact Hours
2009-2010 * 900
2010-2011 * 1,200
2011-2012 * 1,250
2012-2013 * 1,250
2013-2014 * 1,345
2014-2015 * 1,716
2015-2016 * 1,911

Faculty Development

A total of 193 faculty participated in 13 Faculty Development Courses (FDC) from 2003 to 2015. On average, faculty participated in FDC within 10 months from their hiring dates.

Table 9 Demographics of Participants in the Faculty Development Courses

  Female Male Asian Hispanic URM White
Participants 57 (40%) 86 (60%) 26 (18%) 51 (36%) 7 (5%) 59 (41%)

Table 10 Accomplishments of Participants in 13 Faculty Development Courses

  Teaching Awards Admin Leadership Educational Leadership Tenure Promotion
Participants 42 4 46 20

Staff

The Medical Education Buildings ATACS Center was occupied in 2008 by two staff members in order for the center to be operational for the 2009-2010 academic year. It was the hard work and dedication of these two individuals that are responsible for what the center now has to offer. With the continued expansion of class size and the numerous sessions now held at the center the need for more staff members has allowed the ATACS Center to grow to eight staff members, all with unique talents and expertise.

The technical assistant director supervises three specialists, and is responsible for the operation and technical support of the center. The educational assistant director supervises the medical skills course coordinator, and trains 50 standardized patients. The administrative assistant director supervises a senior business assistant, and is responsible for budget, contract, purchasing, and communication and marketing.

Table 11 Staff Growth

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Staff 2 5 6 6 6 7 8 8
Standardized Patients 0 40 40 45 50 50 50 50

ATACS and the Collaborative Education Program (CEP) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

In 2016, Hoi Ho, M.D., former director of the ATACS Center, began exploring opportunities for educational exchanges with several medical institutions in Vietnam. In January 2017, Richard Lange, M.D., M.P.H., president of TTUHSC El Paso, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with two institutions in Vietnam: the University of Medicine and Pharmacy-Ho Chi Minh City (UMP-HCM) and Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine (PNT-UOM), also in Ho Chi Minh City.

The three main goals of this five-year MOU are:

  1. To provide technical support for UMP-HCM and PNT-UOM in the development and establishment of self-sustained faculty development programs. These programs will help support the implementation of the institutions’ competency-based medical curricula.

  2. To provide technical support and training for UMP-HCM and PNT-UOM faculty in developing and establishing their own standardized clinical simulation centers.

  3. To explore and develop opportunities for educational exchanges between students, faculty and researchers.

The ATACS Center is proud to be working with our partners in Vietnam. As of February 2017, TTUHSC El Paso ATACS faculty and specialists have provided on-site and off-site training opportunities to our Vietnam counterparts.