TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DIRECTOR RECEIVES HIGHEST DISTINCTION FROM THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF MEDICAL PRACTICE EXECUTIVES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2005
CONTACT: Suzanna Cisneros Martinez, suzanna.martinez@ttuhsc.edu


LUBBOCK – Jane S Allison, director of Special Projects in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine, has achieved fellow status in the American College of Medicine Practice Executives.

Allison has worked for 34 years in the Texas Tech University System, 31 as the administrator of the Department of Family Medicine. She served as the first president of the Association of Family Medicine Administration, a national organization for family medicine administrators and coordinators. She has been honored by this group with an annual lectureship named after her.

On Oct. 25, Allison will receive this formal recognition at the ACMPE Convocation in conjunction with the Medical Group Management Association’s 2005 Annual Conference in Nashville.

Mike Ragain, M.D., chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine said Allison has mastered the highest standards of performance in the field of medical practice management.

“Jane has demonstrated exceptional skills in financial management, human resources management, information and risk management, business and clinical operations and professional responsibility,” Ragain said. “There is no person more deserving of this fellowship.”

In order to attain a fellowship in ACMPE, an individual must first become board certified and earn the Certified Medical Practice Executive designation by passing comprehensive essay, oral and objective examinations that assess knowledge of the broad scope of medical practice management and by maintaining a minimum number of continuing education credit hours.

ACMPE certifies an individual’s competence and advancement to fellow status after CMPE certification, after the individual has submitted acceptable written acceptable professional papers and acquired a minimum of 50 continuing education credit hours.


The ACMPE is the standard-setting and certification organization of the Medical Group Management Association. MGMA is the nation’s leading organization representing medical group practices and the professionals who lead them.

Residents of Lubbock since 1970, Allison and her husband, Wayne, have three children and six grandchildren.

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