TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER PHYSICIAN NAMED TO TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
June 10, 2005
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June 6, 2005
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LUBBOCK - R. Michael Ragain, M.D., Braddock Chairman in the Department of Family and
Community Medicine, was named to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Council on Medical
The TMA councils research, review and create policy for the association. The association
has 30 boards, councils and committees of physicians and medical students who meet
several times a year to study and recommend action on a variety of subjects. Each
year these recommendations are voted on by the House of Delegates, which is the Texas
Medical Association's governing body.
Richard V. Homan, M.D., vice president of clinical affairs and dean of the School
of Medicine, said the appointment demonstrates Ragain's commitment to improving the
health of all Texans.
"Mike is an outstanding teacher and is truly devoted to students and residents.
He works on a number of projects to improve education and patient care within the
school and the hospital. I am proud to see him receive this recognition. He will
represent our school and community with integrity," Homan said.
Ragain received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center and completed his internship and residency programs at the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center. He also received his Master of Medical Education at the University
of Southern California.
The Texas Medical Association is the largest state medical society in the nation and
represents more than 40,000 physician and medical students. Located in Austin, the
association has 120 component county medical societies around the state.