• Ensure an Adequate Physician Workforce

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    Texas has sustained a high rate of population growth for decades now and this is contributing to the state’s physician shortage. Learn about TMA’s proposals for addressing the shortage.   

    More on the Growing Demand  
  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Workforce Articles

    Medical Students, Physicians Call for an End to USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam

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    Many U.S. medical students, residents, and physicians want to see the elimination of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam Step 2 Clinical Skills exam, saying it has a high price tag and an even higher first-attempt pass rate.

    Costly and Unnecessary?
  • Shifting the Limits

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    A recent study shows 2003 rules preventing residents from working long shifts did not translate to greater risk among general surgery residents' patients.

    Effects of Duty Hours  
  • A New Path to Primary Care

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    The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Midland College, and Midland Memorial Hospital have joined forces to create an innovative model that links a community college, a medical school and a teaching hospital to prepare future doctors for this part of Texas. Read about the Permian Basin’s new Primary Care Pathway.

    Innovative Ways to Chip Away at Physician Shortages  
  • Furthering Medical Education in Texas 

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    Medical education is reinventing itself to keep pace with the changes in health care delivery. This special symposium issue on medical education examines residency training costs, the Next Accreditation System, graduate medical education in rural Texas, Texas' physician workforce needs, the current state of education reform, and efforts to retain medical graduates in Texas.

    Symposium on Medical Education  
  • Legislative Wins of Importance to Academic Medicine 

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    Grassroots efforts work! Here's how Texas Medicine prevails when TMA physicians, residents, medical students, county medical societies, and alliance members work together.

    More on Big Wins for Academic Medicine  
  • TMA Forum Promotes Graduate Medical Education Expansion

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    To promote awareness of the hard work by Texas legislators to provide grant funding to expand graduate medical education in the state in 2016 and 2017, TMA initiated a forum for hospitals, medical schools, and other entities. Read about why TMA, the Texas Hospital Association, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Teaching Hospitals of Texas joined forces for this endeavor.

    Seizing Opportunity