Resident and Fellow Section

  • What Is the Resident and Fellow Section (RFS)?

    The TMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) serves as a voice and advocate on issues unique to Texas residents. RFS members help create TMA policy and resolutions that shape the future of medicine. Join TMA today to experience first-hand how residents – like yourself – are given the power and resources to make a difference in your profession.

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  • Calling Section Members: Help Determine Section’s Priorities

    Please complete this quick, five-minute survey that will help determine each member section’s priorities for the coming year. Your feedback is instrumental in learning the goals for each of the six member sections.

    Take this opportunity to answer the survey and share what matters to you most. The survey is open until Friday, May 24.

    View 2023 RFS section priorities survey results.

    Complete the Survey

  • Resident and Fellow Section Member Highlight

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    Pruthali Kulkarni, DO

    Meet Temple internal medicine resident Pruthali Kulkarni, DO.

    What benefits have you derived from your membership in the section?
    I have gained not only a necessary understanding of the business and politics of medicine, but also developed my leadership style and purpose through my membership. 

    Find Out About Dr. Kulkarni
  • Section Awards

    J.T. "Lamar" McNew Award

    In 2002, the Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section created the J.T. "Lamar" McNew Award to recognize and honor Dr. McNew's dedication to residents and fellows.

    During TexMed 2024, TMA's Annual Meeting, the award winner was Austin L. Metting, MD, FACP

    Nominate a physician for the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award by Feb. 20.

    View History and Award Recipients

    Member of the Year Award

    In 2024, the Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section created the Member of the Year Award to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, active engagement, representation, and advocacy within the section. The first honoree of the section's Member of the Year Award was Subhan Tabba, MD, MBA

    Nominate a resident and fellow section member for the RFS Member of the Year Award by Feb. 20.
  • Leadership

    TMA-RFS Leadership

    The RFS Executive Council is elected to guide Section activities. To get involved, contact the Section Coordinator for details.

    Get more information on these positions.

    Meet your RFS Executive Council.

    Be appointed to a TMA Board, Council or Committee. Apply for a one-year term as a representative or alternate representatives on association boards, councils, and committees. Help create policy while gaining access to networking and leadership opportunities. View the 2023-24 RFS Appointees.

    Read the Chair Letter

  • Free Education and Resources

  • Free ‘Early Career’ Education for Residents

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    Success as a physician involves more than the practice of quality medicine. TMA’s free, one-hour seminars help illuminate complexities in the business side of medicine. Learn how to negotiate employment and insurance contracts, manage a practice, and learn about the professional liability coverage.

    Free Resident Courses
  • Resources for Surviving Residency

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    Use TMA's tools and resources to help eliminate the stress of residency and successfully enter your first practice.

    Help With Transitioning to Practice

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    Use TMA's tools and resources to help with your transition to practice.

  • How to Get a Texas Medical License

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    TMA provides step-by-step guidance, and all the resources you need to pass the Texas Medical Jurisprudence exam and get your Texas medical license.

    Licensure Process in Texas
  • How Disability Insurance Can Protect Your Dreams

    Texas Residents and Fellows: with all your hard work, you've shown that you have ambition and lots of dreams. Our hope is that you reach all of your goals and achieve your every dream. Still, even with determination and drive, could an unexpected event derail your future plans? Learn why we encourage all young residents and fellows to help protect their financial future against serious illness and injury. At the Texas Medical Association, we're looking out for you.

  • Resident and Fellow Member Benefits

  • Who me? A resident? I need a professional association? You bet!