Nehman Andry, MD
Interested in Mentoring: I am happy to mentor anyone seeking support, guidance, or coaching on professional or personal issues they feel I can offer my expertise or experience. I primarily serve as a mentor for students who are interested in pursing family medicine as a career, family medicine residents who are interested in medical student education, and junior faculty who are starting their academic medicine careers.
Areas of interest and experience for collaboration: Professionally: providing personalized care to patients; designing, evaluating, and refining medical student family medicine curriculum; promoting family medicine as a specialty.
Personally: my family; my faith; supporting and coaching youth sports; engaging in outdoor projects/activities.
Current Projects: A few of my current projects include: evaluating, refining, and disseminating innovative social determinants of health family medicine clerkship curriculum; resuming a pre-medical student family medicine shadowing program that was haulted due to COVID-19; expanding family medicine elective opportunities for students at UT Health San Antonio.
Anything else you would like future mentees to consider? Appreciate and learn from those who came before you. Appreciate and support those who will come after.
Jessica Blower, MD, FAAFP
Interested in Mentoring: I am interested in mentoring students of all levels, residents, and faculty.
Areas of interest and experience for collaboration: My professional interests include contraception and other women’s health topics, preventive medicine, health IT, value-based care, and practice management. My personal interests include exercise, yoga, mindfulness, cooking, work life balance, and travel.
Current Projects: I am currently part of a larger project focusing on lung cancer screening.
Anything else you would like future mentees to consider? “A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor
Ramon S. Cancino, M.D., M.B.A., M.S., FAAFP
Interested in Mentoring: Students, residents, faculty, and community members.
Areas of interest: Dr. Cancino is experienced in and open to collaborations that include Value-based Care, Cancer Screening and Prevention, Quality Improvement and Population Health Management.
Current Projects: Dr. Cancino is currently working with the American Cancer Society and Mays Cancer Center to improve lung cancer screening for the Bexar County patient population. In partnership with the Department of Population Health Sciences, helping to expand access to an innovative smoking cessation modality, Quitxt. Additionally, Dr. Cancino, in partnership researchers at Cornell, is consultant on a Defense Health Agency grant entitled, The Impact of Military vs. Civilian System Primary Care Providers on Utilization and Care Quality.
Interprofessional collaboration: Dr. Cancino has worked with a variety of academic institutions and professions including-
- A federally qualified health center using HRSA-funding to collaborate with an academic medical center to develop a successful health center model of integrated behavioral health, opioid abuse treatment, and chronic pain group visits.
Two academic medical centers to start Centering Pregnancy, an initiative using the group visit model in pre-natal care.
- An academic institution, two local schools, and a community center in order to train social work students in high-need patient populations and deliver behavioral health education and treatment directly to community members through a school-based health center.
- UT Health Primary Care and the Department of Population Health Sciences on an outreach strategy for Medicaid, low-income, and uninsured patients with depression.
- The Defense Health Agency in a grant to estimate the difference in utilization for patients with PCPs in the military vs civilian care system.
The role of feedback in mentoring: I have mentored learners at all levels. Mentorship is about helping mentees reflect on, choose, and achieve goals. Goals can and do change over time so regular self-reflection is necessary. Open and honest feedback is critical in this process because it is meant to help mentees avoid the mistakes others (such as myself!) have made in the past.
Additional Thoughts on Mentoring: A good mentor will not only help you think critically about your career and professional development but will also help you see future potentials that you never considered. Consider having more than one mentor and treat that group like your personal board of directors.
Robert Ferrer, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Interested in Mentoring: Students, residents, faculty, and community members
Areas of interest and experience for collaboration:
- Primary care scholarship; theory and methods
- Addressing social risk factors through health care-based interventions
- Maximizing the public health impact of primary care by improving quality and equity, and developing mechanisms to address social determinants
- Improving community health through intersectoral partnerships to expand practical opportunities for healthy living
- Assembling new funding sources for community health
Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD, PhD
Interested in Mentoring: In terms of who I mentor, there should not be any limits. Mentoring has multiple aspects, but it is always about the relationship. It is about guidance and maturation, and just helping the mentee continue to achieve.
Additional Thoughts on Mentoring :
- For me, mentoring has been a blessing and I accept mentoring as a gift. I also accept mentoring as a responsibility- being present and available to the people I guide.
- Mentoring should adapt to your stage of life. You may have multiple mentors, or you may have peer mentors who have different types of experience.
- Mentoring does not always have to be about a long-term “forever relationship”. Sometimes the relationship can be about short periods of mentoring that meet a person’s immediate or career needs.
- Do not be shy about asking people to be your mentor. Seek out people who value and appreciate you and stay away from those who do not.
Stacy A. Obgeide, PsyD, ABPP, CSOWM
Interested in Mentoring: Residents/fellows interested in academic medicine; early career faculty members (completion of post-grad training within the past 10 years).
Areas of interest:
- Faculty Professional Development (Clinical Teaching Approaches and Educational Research)
- Underrepresented in Medicine (ethno-racial historically excluded groups in medicine)
- Workforce/Curricula Development for Pre-and-Post Doctoral Trainees
- Interprofessional Education in Primary Care
- Primary Care Behavioral Health
- Behavioral Medicine
Current Projects: Dr. Ogbeide is currently working on modifying the One-Minute Preceptor approach for addressing health disparities during clinical teaching. She is also working on competency development for behavioral health clinical supervisors within Primary Care as well as Primary Care Behavioral Health curricula development and Interprofessional Education curricula development through a Health Resources and Services Administration grant with the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Anything else you would like future mentees to consider? Mentorship is an active and bidirectional professional relationship. I look forward to learning from you!