UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Tysinger, James Walter

School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 567-3043
tysinger@uthscsa.edu

James W. Tysinger PhD is a Distinguished Teaching Professor with tenure in the Department of Family and Community Medicine where he serves as Vice Chair for Professional Development. He performs a variety of development activities that include faculty, residents, and students. He co-chairs the departments Faculty Life Committee, teaches and mentors physicians at all levels, guides faculty as they disseminate their scholarly work in presentations at national meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals, advises the chair and other department leaders on educational matters, and directs the South Texas Regional Family Medicine Grand Rounds.

Dr. Tysinger has extensive experience teaching medical students, Family Medicine residents, and faculty. He served as co-director of the Family Medicine clerkship for six years and has presented sessions to 2nd Year medical students on preparing for and taking the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and to 4th Year medical students on applying to residencies. He teaches Family Medicine residents to enhance their learning and test-taking skills and helps them apply for positions after residency. Dr. Tysinger presents faculty development sessions to department faculty and faculty at the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) and other sites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. He also teaches in the Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship in Waco.

Dr. Tysinger is active in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). He is a member of the STFM Foundations board of trustees. As past chair of the STFM Program Committee for four years (term ended in May 2009), he helped plan the Societys largest meeting (>1,000 attendees), was the Societys liaison to the Family Medicine Program Directors Workshop Planning Committee, and served as an appointed member of the Societys Board of Directors, Strategic Planning Committee, and Special Task Force on Implementing the Future of Family Medicine Project. He has also taught in the Societys "Teaching and Learning Skills," "Teaching One-on-One," "Administrative Skills," and "Career Development for Clinical Educators" preconference workshops and co-chaired the Societys Group on Faculty Development. He is a member of the UTHSCSAs Academy of Master Teachers.

8/2009 - Present Adjunct Professor of Public Health The University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus, San Antonio, TX
9/2008 - Present Professor with Tenure The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX
12/2006 - Present Director, South Texas Regional Family Medicine Grand Rounds The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX
7/2003 - Present Deputy Chair for Faculty Development The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX