Patricia Beach, M.D. (2010)
Professor (School of Medicine)
Dr. Patricia Beach is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at UTMB. She graduated from medical school at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed her residency and Chief residency at UTMB.
Dr. Beach has been very active in medical care in the Department of Pediatrics. She was a key consultant in the revision of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Guidelines for Residency Training in General Pediatrics, sponsored by the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation. She For the past 17 years, she has served the NBME and Federation of State Medical Boards on numerous committees related to Step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), is currently Chair of the Step 3 Committee and is a recent recipient of the Edith J. Levit Distinguished Service Award by the National Board of Medical Examiners. She is Chair of the SOM Curriculum Committee and chair of the Ambulatory Community Selective, a required Year 4 course.
Dr. Beach has been honored for her teaching excellence with the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Resident Education, the Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Education, and the Pediatric Educator Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education. In 2007, Dr. Beach was named an Osler Scholar to serve in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine.
She maintains a busy clinical practice in addition to her teaching activities. A well-respected physician, Dr. Beach has been honored several times by Texas Monthly magazine as one of the Texas Super-Docs, an award given to selected physicians across the state based upon peer and patient recommendations.
"Let not the perfect be the enemy of the good."
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