Temple Regional Campus
2401 S. 31st St.
Medical Education Building, 407H
Temple, TX 76508
About Temple Regional Campus
The College Medicine Medical Education Center (MEC) is located on the Scott & White Hospital grounds adjacent to Scott & White Hospital. The MEC contains over 23,000 square feet of instructional space.
A number of core facilities and research institutes with shared use equipment are present in Temple. The major research facilities are housed in the Medical Research Building (MRB) located near the MEC on the Scott & White Hospital grounds, the Institute of Regenerative Medicine and the Scott & White Cancer Research Institute on Scott & White’s west campus, and at the Central Texas VA Medical Center.
All facilities are located within five miles of each other.
Scott Wieters, MD
Associate Campus Dean - Temple
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
Clerkship Directors & Coordinators
Our clerkship directors and coordinators assure that all of our medical students get the necessary curriculum required, utilizing an ever-expanding number of medical services and facilities in our community.
Scott Wieters, MD
For more information about the family medicine clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Carla Owens: 254.724.0884.
Marc Via, MD
For more information about the family medicine clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Jennifer Little: Jennifer.Little@BSWHealth.org or 254.771.7707.
Lisa Forrester, MD, PhD
Dr. Forrester received a BS in Biology from Auburn University Montgomery in 1994. She received a Ph. D. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University in 2002 for her work in Eukaryotic transcription. She completed postdoctoral research at Texas A&M University studying genomics. She received her MD from UAB School of Medicine in 2006 and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Scott & White Healthcare, Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2009. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a current practicing physician at the Center for Diagnostic Medicine as well as Scott & White Memorial Hospital. She completed a primary care fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 2012. She served as Associate Clerkship Director from 2011 and became Clerkship Director in 2016. Her interests include preventative health care and Interprofessional Education.
J. Marietta Clewing, MD
Dr. McNeal received a BA in Computer Science from the University of North Texas and went on to get a MS in Information Systems form the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He enjoyed a previous career of ten years in the computer programming industry. Dr. McNeal received his MD from Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2010. His honors include being inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He then completed Internal Medicine residency at Scott & White Healthcare, Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2013. During residency he was chosen as the Intern of the Year for the residency in 2011. He served as a Chief Resident in 2013-2014 and was later chosen by the residents to receive the Eugene Gowan, III Teaching Award for Outstanding Internist 2016. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is currently a practicing physician at the Center of Diagnostic Medicine and Scott & White Medical Center Hospital. Dr. McNeal also enjoys incorporating his information technology background with his medical skills and currently spends 1 day per week working with the Project Phoenix team on the Baylor Scott & White electronic medical record. He has served as Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency since 2014 and as Associate Clerkship Director for Texas A&M College of Medicine since 2016. His interests include primary care, hospital medicine, and informatics.
For more information about the internal medicine clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Martha Chandler: Martha.Chandler@BSWHealth.org or 254.724.2607.
Belinda Kohl-Thomas, MD
Belinda M. Kohl-Thomas, MD, FACOG is a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas A&M University and Scott & White Medical Center. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Biomedical Science. She completed her MD at Texas A&M as well. After graduation, she completed her internship and residency in OB/Gyn at Scott and White in Temple Texas. Dr. Kohl-Thomas’s clinical practice is in general Obstetrics and Gynecology with a strong focus in Obstetrics. She is very interested in both UME and GME and has been the clerkship Director for Ob/Gyn since 2009. Her husband, Dr. Scott Thomas, is a Colon and Rectal surgeon and they have three sons. She spends her free time with her family and watching their children’s activities.
For more information about the OB-GYN clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Kelly Ray: Kelly.Ray@BSWHealth.org or 254.724.2574.
Rachel Dawson, DO, MPH, FAAP
Dr. Dawson is originally from Brazil, she completed her Bachelor in Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington, then entered Nova Southeastern University for medical school in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She joined the military while in medical school and did Pediatric residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., subsequently completing her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. She served one tour in Iraq while on active duty and was the last doctor leaving Iraq in 2011 during the drawdown of troops. Dr. Dawson has completed numerous mission trips to places such as Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, and Mexico. She has extensive experience with immunization advocacy and education. She served as the Chief of Adolescent Medicine Services at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Ft. Hood while on active duty as her last assignment improving the health of adolescents in the military community by instituting new measures related to confidentiality and reproductive health for teens. She serves as the Shot@Life Global Vaccine Advocacy Champion where she has trained other physician advocates and met with Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and Congressman John Carter to address global vaccine efforts. Since 2014, she has successfully managed multiple grant awards (AAP and CATCH) to promote adolescent immunization and patient centered medical homes through community school partnerships. She sits on numerous committees to include member-at-large for the Uniformed Services West Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, member of the vaccine sub-committee and advocacy committee for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and is the secretary-treasurer of the Texas Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine to promote adolescent wellness.
For more information about the pediatrics clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Kristen Randolph: Kristen.Randolph@BSWHealth.org or 254.935.5008.
Phil Antunes, MD
Phil Antunes, MD, is the Psychiatry Clerkship Director for the Temple Campus of Texas A&M COM. Dr. Antunes is a life-long native of Temple, TX. He graduated from Temple High School in 1983 and then received his Undergraduate Degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX in 1989. He then received his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX in 1993. Dr. Antunes was the very first psychiatry resident at Texas A&M – Scott & White where he completed his residency in 1997. He has been the Clerkship Director of the Temple Campus for several years. Dr. Antunes is married to his wonderful wife, Beckie, and has two sons, Preston and Connor. Dr. Antunes is passionate about teaching and music. His faith in Jesus Christ is essentially important to him. He also enjoys etymology, history and sports.
For more information about the psychiatry clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Tina Miller: Tina.Miller@BSWHealth.org or 254.724.3874
Dan Little, MD
Dr. Dan Little graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1999. He subsequently completed his general surgery residency at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in 2004 and critical care fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, Missouri) in 2005. Further specialty training in pediatric surgery was completed at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis in 2007. Before returning to Scott and White as senior faculty member in 2009, Dr. Little was employed at Arkansas Children's Hospital where he began his pediatric surgery career, sought additional training in burn surgery, and oversaw the surgery clerkship for third year students. Currently, Dr. Little serves as the surgery clerkship director in Temple and clerkship coordinator for all clinical sites. Additional areas of interest include mentoring medical students with research interests, directing McLane Children's Hospital trauma program, and supporting further growth and innovation at McLane’s through his role as Surgeon in Chief.
For more information about the surgery clerkship, contact Clerkship Coordinator Terri Okun: Terri.Okun@BSWHealth.org or 254.935.4934.
Clinical Education Locations
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
Baylor Scott and White Medical Center is licensed for over 600 beds and serves as a major academic and teaching hospital within the Baylor Scott & White Healthcare system. In October 2013, the hospital, as part of the Scott & White Healthcare system, merged with Baylor Health Care System to form Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. Scott & White Medical Center has been synonymous with excellence in diagnosis, care and treatment for more than 100 years.
In addition to exceptional medical and surgical subspecialty teams, Scott & White Medical Center features the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin, a new Bone and Joint Institute, advanced imaging facilities, and organ transplant services (heart, lung, kidney and pancreas). Its educational environment is enhanced by a state-of-the-art simulation center, the Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center, 35 ACGME (Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education) accredited residency and fellowship programs, many non-ACGME physician and clinical doctorate programs, and approximately 1,000 senior staff physicians. The Scott & White Medical Center graduate medical education programs train over 490 residents and fellows each year.
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is comprised of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers located in Temple and Waco, an outpatient clinic in Austin, as well as four community-based outpatient clinics. The system is one of the largest VA integrated health care systems and provides a full range of medical, surgical, psychiatric and rehabilitation services with inpatient medical/surgical hospital beds, a hospice unit and a community living center. Located on its Waco campus, CTVHCS has substantial inpatient psychiatric facilities and one of the few Blind Rehabilitation Centers in Veterans Affairs. CTVHCS conducts PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI) research for veterans through the VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans in Waco. Residents and fellows from Scott & White often receive training at CTVHCS.
2401 S. 31st St.
Medical Education Building, 407H
Temple, TX 76508