Professor Leads Talk at Medical School in Houston’s TMC

  • Mark Tschaepe

Dr. Mark Tschaepe, associate professor of philosophy at Prairie View A&M University, led a talk on Diminishing Microaggressions in the Clinic and Beyond at McGovern Medical School in the Texas Medical Center on November 6. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at McGovern invited Tschaepe to speak as part of their Diversity Days Program for medical students, faculty, and staff.

“I spoke about what microaggressions are, how to identify them, and strategies to stop committing them,” said Tschaepe. “The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invited me to give the talk because the students had been requesting more information about microaggressions, and this was evident in the questions and answers session. Many of the faculty and staff conveyed how important they believe this kind of educational program is for healthcare practitioners. Giving these talks allows me to enhance my skills for teaching undergraduate students at PVAMU, especially those who are going into healthcare professions.”

After the talk, Tschaepe was invited by the McGovern Medical School’s Residency Program to present a Pediatric Grand Rounds Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, which is an extension of a talk he gave in November. This talk will be jointly provided by the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHSC-H) McGovern Medical School and the Office of Continuing Medical Education Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).