Special Interest Sections

  • A Perfect Match? COVID-19 Forces GME Programs, Med Students to Adjust Resident Selection Process

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    Most fourth-year medical students have one overarching goal – land a good residency in their specialty of choice by graduation. That’s why they become very familiar with the process for doing that.

    A New Spin on Rotations  
  • Almost $1 Million Awarded to Develop Residency Programs

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    Four Texas medical schools, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations received about $250,000 each to develop new first-year graduate medical education (GME) programs in the state.

    Read the Details Here  
  • Percentage of Women in Texas Med Schools Hits Record High

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    The 2018 freshman class at Texas medical schools contains a record high percentage of women, according to data compiled by the Texas Medical Association. The proportion of female first-year enrollments in Texas rose to 52.3 percent, up from 50.1 percent in 2017, and edging out the previous record of 51.4 percent hit in 2003.

    Get the Raw Numbers  
  • Resources for Your Career Stage or Practice Area

    Member sections

    These groups can help members resolve unique challenges. Get involved. Connect with your peers as a medical student, resident, young physician, international medical graduate, or the various other special member groups.

    Connect With Your Peers
  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Special Interest Section Resources

    New to Texas

    New to Texas

    Welcome to Texas! TMA is your one-stop source for everything you need to care for your business and your patients. From setting up your practice to navigating the complex laws and regulations unique to Texas medicine, TMA is your trusted source for help. We hope you find the information on this page helpful and that you will discover what your fellow Texas physicians already know: that TMA truly is "America's Best Medical Society."

    Get Started in Texas
  • Medical Student Section (MSS)


    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.

    Learn More About the MSS
  • Resident and Fellow Section (RFS)

    Residents and Fellows

    The Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) is an organized membership section of TMA that helps address issues unique to Texas resident physicians and provides a forum for residents and fellows to communicate with each other and the membership at large. In addition, as an RFS member, you can help create TMA policy and help shape the environment in which you will practice medicine. Participation in the RFS is a complimentary benefit of your TMA membership.

    Make a Difference with the RFS
  • Young Physician Section (YPS)


    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.

    Join the YPS
  • International Medical Graduate Section


    The IMG Section was created in 1997 to promote diversity and integration in Texas medicine and provide a direct means for IMGs to participate in activities of TMA. A diverse group of physicians with a common vision, this section meets three times a year in conjunction with TMA conferences and the annual meeting of the House of Delegates.

    Learn More About
    the IMG Section
  • Women Physicians Section (WPS)

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    The WPS provides opportunities for female physicians to network with peers, discuss issues affecting their practice, and influence TMA policy through representation in the House of Delegates. The section is led by the Executive Council, all of whom were elected virtually and assumed their duties upon close of the section's virtual event in September 2020. 

    Meet the 2020-2021 Executive Council