• Young Physician Section

    • What is the Young Physician Section?

      All physicians under the age of 40 or in their first eight years of practice are considered "young physicians." With your TMA physician membership, you are included in the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) and are encouraged to participate in its activities and meetings.

      The YPS provides a means for physicians under the age of 40 or in their first eight years of practice to participate in activities and programs relevant to the physician just entering practice. The section provides input into TMA policy through direct access and representation in the House of Delegates.

      To apply for TMA membership, complete the online application form.

  • Young Physician Section News and Information

    • Executive Council Elections

      The TMA Young Physician Section Executive Council is elected annually to direct Section activities. Elections will be held at the TexMed meeting for Chair-Elect, AMA Delegate (4), TMA Delegate (4) and TMA Alternate Delegate (4). To apply, submit a letter of intent and CV to your section coordinator by April 15.
    • Leadership College

      The Texas Medical Association Leadership College  (TMALC) is an intensive leadership program designed to identify, orient, and train young TMA members for future leadership positions at the county and state levels. Applications are open for the 2014-2015 program year. Deadline is July 2. 
    • TexMed 2014

      Save the date for TexMed 2014 in Fort Worth. This conference features our House of Delegates, hours of CME, and the YPS Business Meeting. The YPS meeting will include discussion on pertinent resolutions, Executive Council elections, and more. Conference attendance is free for all TMA members.
    • YP Position on Board of Trustees

      During TexMed 2014, elections will be held for the newly created young physician position on the Board of Trustees. For full details, read the Election Process materials. To meet candidates for this and all elected positions, attend the Candidate Forum on May 2 from 2-3:30pm.
  • Section Resources

    • YPS Memo Newsletter
      A monthly report to all young physicians from the TMA Board of Trustees. The newsletter serves as a communication tool to address distinctive issues affecting young physicians.
    • TMA Leadership College
      The Texas Medical Association Leadership College  (TMALC) is an intensive leadership program designed to identify, orient, and train young TMA members for future leadership positions at the county and state levels.
    • Calendar of Events
      See all upcoming TMA events.
    • Michael O'Malley, MD Memorial Scholarship
      In 2007, the YPS Rural Scholarship was transformed into a memorial scholarship for Michael O’Malley, MD. Dr. O’Malley, a recipient of a similar scholarship himself, was an internal medicine physician in Galveston and past chair of the TMA Young Physician Section. In his memory, this $1,000 award is given to a rural Texas high school senior who excels in science, for use toward continuing his or her education in the field of medicine. To ensure the continued work of this scholarship, make a donation by contacting the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955.
    • AMA Young Physician Section
      The American Medical Association Young Physicians Section (AMA-YPS), representing a quarter of all practicing physicians, focuses on the concerns of those physicians under 40 years of age or within the first eight (8) years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training.