• Resident and Fellow Section

    • What is the Resident and Fellow Section?

      Want to make a difference? So do the members of the TMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS). The RFS serves as an advocate for physicians and patients through resident physician involvement in the creation of TMA policy. As a section member, you can craft policies and resolutions to shape the future of medicine. Additionally, the section serves as a communication tool for residents statewide to address unique resident issues, such as resident work hours, Physician-in-Training permits, debt management, licensing and credentialing, to name a few.

      The RFS meets three times annually in conjunction with the TMA Winter Conference (January/February), TexMed (April/May), and TMA Fall Conference (September/October). All resident members are welcome to attend and participate in the meetings. Attending meetings allows you to network with colleagues, enhance your knowledge of medicine, and represent the interests of your fellow residents.

      Join today and experience first-hand how residents – like yourself – have the power to make a difference in your community and your profession.

      Click here to join over 48,000 of your colleagues today!

  • Resident and Fellow Section News and Information

    • Executive Council Elections

      The TMA RFS Executive Council is elected annually to direct Section activities. Elections for the 2016-2017 term will be held during the TexMed meeting on April 29 in Dallas.
    • Submit an Abstract for Poster Session

      Submit your work for the fourth annual TMA Quality Poster Session to be held in April. The poster session is a chance for physicians and medical students to share their breakthroughs and best practices for better patient care. 
    • Winter Conference

      Join us for the next RFS Business Meeting on Saturday, January 30 at the Hyatt Regency Austin during TMA's 2016 Winter Conference. Conference attendance is free for TMA members.
    • McNew Award Nominations

      Do you know a physician who has provided outstanding mentoring and service to residents and fellows? If so, nominate him or her for the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award. Nomination deadline is Jan. 22.
  • Section Resources

    • TMA Publication Guides You Through First Employment Contract
      The Physician's First Employment Contract: A Guide to Understanding and Negotiating a Physician Employment Contract From the Employee Physician’s Perspective by San Antonio attorney Mike Kreager is a must-read before signing your first employment contract. The publication is packed with practical information that will help to equip to negotiate the most favorable employment agreement possible.

    • Resident Video Library
      The members-only Resident Video Library offers convenient, on-demand access to business of medicine knowledge you need to thrive during residency and successfully transition into active practice. Check out the current videos and watch for more coming soon.
    • RFS Connection Newsletter
      A monthly report to all residents and fellows from the TMA Board of Trustees. The newsletter serves as a communication tool for residents statewide to address their distinctive issues, such as work hours, Physician-in-Training permits, debt management, licensing and credentialing, to name a few.
    • How to get a Texas medical license
      Step-by-step guidance and all the resources you need to pass the Texas Medical Jurisprudence exam and get your Texas medical license.
    • Resident Loans
      TMA offers low interest rates on loans to qualified resident physicians.
    • Resident/Young Physician Update
       Ensure your Texas Medical Association and county medical society membership record is accurate by providing us with your new contact information and practice information. If you are staying in Texas and are a current member, you will receive complimentary membership for the remainder of the year. Take a moment to Update Your Information so we can be sure you continue to receive your benefits of membership.