• 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

      TMA's Winter Conference will be held Jan. 30-31 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin.

      Save the date for the AMA-MSS Region 3 meeting, March 27-28 in Dallas.

    • TMA Foundation Deadline Extention

      The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) invites proposals for a Medical Student Community Leadership Grant to fully or partially fund a health improvement program that focuses on one of the TMA's current public health or science priority areas.  The deadline for grant proposals is December 31, 2014.
    • Winter Conference Elections and Nominations

       Two elections will be held during Winter Conference. To apply for either Student Member of the TMA Board of Trustees or Alternate Delegate, Texas Delegation to the AMA, submit a letter of intent and CV to the Student Coordinator by Jan. 20.

      Submit your chapter nominations for Chapter of the Year, Student of the Year, and C. Frank Webber, MD awards. Nominations are due by Jan. 20.

  • Section Resources

  • 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