TMA created the 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. This organized membership section helps focus attention on issues unique to Texas' students and provides a forum for students to communicate with each other.
Now over 4,800 members strong, the TMA-MSS section helps shape the future of medicine as members participate in the TMA and American Medical Association policy-making process and serve in slotted seats on boards, councils, and committees. In addition to the 63 slotted positions, the MSS also has a voting representative on the TMA Board of Trustees. TMA student members also are actively involved in their local county medical societies.
The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) Executive Council (EC) is elected annually to direct the activities of the section at the state
level. Congratulations to the 2015-2016 TMA-MSS EC.
Save the date for the next Medical Student Section meeting during TMA's Fall Conference, Sept. 25-26 in Bastrop. The TMA-MSS Business meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 12:30 pm. Conference attendance is free for all TMA members.
The TMA Medical Student Section awards three section awards annually in conjunction with TMA's Annual Meeting.
Chapter of the Year - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston;
Student of the Year - Kayla Riggs, UT Houston; and
C. Frank Webber, MD Award - Russell W. H. Kridel, MD, Houston.
Applications for the 2016 awards will be accepted starting in October 2015.