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) leadership
is elected annually to direct the activities of the section at the state
level. Congratulations to this year's TMA MSS Executive Council (EC)!
The next TMA-MSS meeting will be held during the TMA Fall Conference which is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at the Hyatt Lost Pines in Austin, TX.
Chapter of the Year - University of Texas Medical Branch;
Student of the Year - Justin Miles Bishop, Texas Tech; and C. Frank Webber, MD Award - K. Ashok Kumar, MD, FRCS, FAAFP, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Applications for the 2015 awards will be accepted starting in October 2014.