• Medical Student Section

    • What is the Medical Student Section?

      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.

  • Medical Student Section News and Information

    • TMA-MSS Leadership

      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)!

    • Save the Date

      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. 

      The American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) Interim meeting will be held, Nov. 6-8 at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas.
    • Board, Council and Committee Reps

      Medical student representatives and alternate representatives are appointed to serve one-year terms on TMA boards, councils, and committees (BCC). Applications are being accepted for the 2014-2015 BCC term. To apply, submit an application to your Section Coordinator by April 15.
    • Summary of the House of Delegates

       The TMA House of Delegates considered several resolutions from the TMA-MSS at TexMed 2014 in May. A House of Delegates summary of actions on these and other issues is on the TMA website.
  • Section Resources

    • TMA Student Survey Report
      In an effort to enhance efforts and strengthen advocacy measures, the Texas Medical Association surveyed medical students across the state to assess how they perceive TMA activities, programs, and services. A personalized link was e-mailed to 5,105 students; 254 students answered the survey for a response rate of 5 percent. The following are highlights from the analysis.
    • Texas Student Doctor Newsletter
       The quarterly e-newsletter of the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS). 
    • Leadership Manual
      Your guide to MSS topics including: policies & prcedures, chapter recruitment, elections, funding, resolution writing and more.
    • Scholarships and Loans
       TMA offers an assortment of fiinanacial assistance programs.
    • 4th Year Student Update
       Ensure your membership record is accurate by providing your new contact and residency training information.
  • Section Awards

    • The TMA Medical Student Section awards three section awards annually in conjunction with our Annual Meeting.

      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.



  • Medical Students Educational Courses