• Resources for Your Career Stage or Practice Area

    • Connect With Your Peers

      These groups can help members resolve unique challenges. Get involved. Connect with your peers as a medical student, resident, young physician, international medical graduate, or the various other special member groups.
  • Special Interest Groups

    • New to Texas
      From setting up your practice to navigating the complex laws and regulations unique to Texas medicine, TMA is your trusted source for help.
    • Medical Student Section
      TMA created a Medical Student Section (MSS) in the late 1970s to gain a student perspective among members and provide future physicians with a voice in TMA policy. Now over 4,800 members strong, the TMA-MSS section helps shape the future of medicine.
    • Resident and Fellow Section
      The Resident & Fellow Section (RFS) serves as a venue for resident physicians to craft policies and resolutions and address unique resident issues, such as resident work hours, Physician-in-Training permits, debt management, and licensing and credentialing.
    • Young Physician Section
      All physicians under the age of 40 or in their first 8 years of practice are considered "young physicians." With your TMA membership, you are invited to participate in its Young Physician Section (YPS) activities and meetings.
    • International Medical Graduate Section
      All international medical graduates are invited to participate in the TMA-IMG Section, the section devoted to the unique issues and concerns of all IMG physicians.
    • Academic Physicians
      TMA is one of the very few state medical associations to have a division dedicated to medical education, with several staff researching education issues and monitoring legislation to determine the potential impact to academic medicine.
    • Employed Physicians
      If you are an employed physician, or are considering employment, TMA is dedicated to providing the support you need to make decisions that are in your best interest.  Whether you’re just starting practice, or making a career-changing move, TMA can help you navigate the employment setting.
    • Border-Area Physicians
      The Texas Border Health Caucus (BHC) is a united partnership representing more than 9,000 members, composed of TMA's county medical societies from the border region in addition to Bexar and Nueces county societies. BHC’s primary goal is to communicate a unified message about state and federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting  physicians.
    • Rural Physicians
      Of Texas's 254 counties, 177 are rural and make up 70 percent of Texas' total land are. Approximately 15 percent of Texas' population lives in rural counties, yet only 9 percent of primary care physicians practice there. TMA member can attend Rural Caucus activities and represent rural issues through various councils and committees, including the Committee on Rural Health.
    • 50 Year Club and Retired Physicians
      The Board of Trustees of the Texas Medical Association approved the formation of a 50-Year Club in November 1984. Candidates for membership of this volunteer social club are Texas physicians who have graduated from medical school 50 or more years past.
  • Member Sections

    • Medical Student Section

      TMA created a Medical Student Section (MSS) in the late 1970s to gain a student perspective among members and provide future physicians with a voice in TMA policy. Now over 4,800 members strong, the TMA-MSS section helps shape the future of medicine.
    • Resident & Fellow Section

      The Resident & Fellow Section (RFS) serves as a venue for resident physicians to craft policies and resolutions and address unique resident issues, such as resident work hours, Physician-in-Training permits, debt management, and licensing and credentialing.
    • Young Physician Section

      All physicians under the age of 40 or in their first 8 years of practice are considered "young physicians." With your TMA membership, you are invited to participate in its' Young Physician Section (YPS) activities and meetings.
    • International Medical Graduate Section

      All international medical graduates are invited to participate in the TMA-IMG Section, the section devoted to the unique issues and concerns of all IMG physicians.