Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching, housed within the Office of Student Affairs, is set to advise medical students on an academic level and also support them in their professional growth. Academic Coaches will hold mandatory academic progression and professionalism meetings with students and will engage with students on these specific areas:

  •  Academic progression throughout four years
  • LIC student performance and progression with monitoring across clerkships
  • RCE monitoring and planning
  • Professionalism monitoring and mentoring
  • Referral to appropriate support services

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Cheryl Hurd, M.D.

Dr. Hurd began her career as an English Literature major with a BA and MA from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Hurd later went on to graduate from the Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in a combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry program at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (now known as Banner University Medical Center). Dr. Hurd has practiced independently in private practice and spent 14 years at John Peter Smith Health Network in academic and organizational leadership roles. She has served in local, regional and national leadership positions, including representing psychiatry as a Delegate to the American Medical Association. She joined the faculty at the Anne Burnett School of Medicine as a Professor in 2020, transitioning from immersion preceptor to Physician Development Coach in 2022. She is now an Academic Coach and the faculty advisor for the Psychiatry and TMA/AMA Student Interest Groups.

Cheryl Hurd, M.D.

Academic Coach

817-257-6633

c.hurd@tcu.edu

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Frank Lonergan, M.D., M.S.W.

Frank Lonergan, M.D., graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and chief residency in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. Following residency, he practiced family medicine for thirty years in Azle, Texas, twenty miles outside of Fort Worth. In 2014, he transitioned to John Peter Smith Hospital as the Medical Director of the True Worth Medical Home, providing care for the homeless community of Fort Worth. During his career, he has served on hospital and independent physician association boards, been a hospital Chief of Staff, and a Medical Director of a Medicare Advantage health plan. He has also spent many years leading quality improvement programs within these organizations. Currently, he is the medical director for three integrated behavioral health-primary care clinics and the Tarrant County Jail Diversion Program. After working as a family medicine preceptor at UNTHSC and TCU Burnett School of Medicine, he joined the Burnett School of Medicine faculty as a physician development coach in 2022.

Frank Lonergan, M.D., M.S.W.

Academic Coach

817-702-8383

frank.lonergan@tcu.edu

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Samir Nangia, M.D.

Samir K. Nangia, M.D., is well known as an innovative leader in the healthcare community. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his Nephrology Fellowship at the University of California San Diego. He holds a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) degree through the American Association of Physician Leaders (AAPL) along with an Executive Coaching Degree through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He has severed in numerous leadership roles which include President of Medical Staff at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Corporate Medical Board Methodist Health System, and the American Board of Internal Medicine Nephrology Board. He is a practicing nephrologist with Dallas Renal Group, a large Nephrology Practice, and serves as a leader on its Executive Council. He has an interest in innovation, leadership, and business. He has received the Ft. Worth Health Care Hero Award for Co-Creating & Hosting a Medical Radio Show “Doc Talk Live”, the National Award for Co-Creating Nephrology Business Leadership University (NBLUniv.com), and Co-founder of an Executive Health Care Coaching Company “Coaching Docs.”He has been a Physician Development Coach at the Burnett School of Medicine since 2018. He currently serves on the Curriculum Committee and is an advisor for the Business in Medicine student interest group.

Samir Nangia, M.D.

Academic Coach

817-257-6633

s.nangia@tcu.edu

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Thuthuy Nguyen, M.D.

Thuthuy Nguyen, MD/MEd grew up in Fort Worth, TX. She attended TCU and medical school at Texas Tech University HSC. She completed residency at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Nguyen has been practicing at Northeast Tarrant Internal Medicine Associates since 1999. She earned her MEd in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in 2015 and joined the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at Texas Christian University in 2017 as Assistant Professor of Medical Education and achieved her ACC certification from the International Coaching Federation.

Thuthuy Nguyen, M.D.

Academic Coach

817-257-6633

thuthuy.nguyen@tcu.edu

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