• 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

    • Save the Date

      The next TMA-MSS meeting is scheduled to be held during TexMed 2014, Texas Medical Association’s annual meeting, expo, and educational showcase, held May 2-3, in Ft. Worth. This year, Zubin Damania, MD will bring his zany humor and serious ideas about health care revolution to the TexMed General Session.
    • Executive Council

      The TMA-MSS Executive Council is elected annually to direct the activities of the Section at the state level. To apply for the 2014-2015 term, submit a letter of intent and CV to your Section Coordinator by April 15. Elections will be held during the MSS business meeting at TexMed 2014.
    • 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.
    • Leadership Honor Society

      The TMA-MSS Leadership Honor Society recognizes forth year medical students that have actively participated in Texas organized medicine. Submit an application by April 15 for recognition.
  • 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 - Texas Tech University Health Science Center;

      Student of the Year - Alexandra Iacob, UT Houston; and

      C. Frank Webber, MD Award - Steve Robinson, Lubbock.

      Applications for the 2013 awards will be accepted starting in October.
  • Medical Students Educational Courses