• 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. Special election for the AMA Delegates (4) will be held during Winter Conference. To apply, submit a letter of intent and CV to your section coordinator by January 15.
    • Serve on TMA Council or Committee

      Each year, TMA accepts nominations to serve on boards, councils, and committees for terms of one to three years. The incoming TMA president makes appointments, which become effective at the conclusion of TexMed. Young physicians can self-nominate via an abbreviated application. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2015.
    • Winter Conference 2015

      Mark your calendar for the TMA Winter Conference which will take place Jan. 30-31, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. Highlights include the Young Physician Section (YPS) mixer the evening of Jan. 30 and the American Medical Association YPS delegates elections. Conference attendance is free for all TMA members.
    • Young at Heart Award

      Each year YPS recognizes a TMA physician member who has provided exceptional guidance and support to the section or to young physicians in general. To nominate a deserving physician, submit an application by Jan. 15, 2015. The award will be presented during the TMA House of Delegates opening session at TexMed 2015.
  • 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. 

      All outstanding rural high school seniors interested in pursuing their education and becoming a physician can apply for this award. The future of medicine depends on a high-quality applicant pool, and this scholarship helps assure the most talented students have the opportunity topursue a career in medicine.

      Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 15, 2015, and mailed to Texas Medical Association, YPS Coordinator, 401 West 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701. The scholarship winner will be notified by mail in March 2015.

      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.