Scholarships and Awards

  • Don Read, MD, Receives TMA’s Highest Award Posthumously

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    TMA's House of Delegates last week gave the association's highest award to the late Don Read, MD, a Dallas colon and rectal surgeon who had served as the organization's 151st president. Dr. Read died in March after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer, so the award was given posthumously.

    Dr. Read's Family Accepts TMA's Distinguished Service Award  
  • Awards Help Non Profits Expand Services

    Elizabeth Dry, founding director of Dallas’ Promise of Peace Gardens, received the 2019 John P. McGovern Champion of Health top award from Leslie H. Secrest, MD, TMA Foundation president, at the TMA Winter Conference in Austin for the Soup It Forward program.

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  • Investing in the Future of Medicine


    TMA Loan Funds provide low interest loans and a variety of scholarship opportunities for medical students and resident physicians. Read more about the funds available, access helpful tools and links, or access your account online. 

    TMA Loans and Scholarships  
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  • Award To Recognize Outstanding Texas IMGs

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    The Texas Medical Association International Medical Graduate (TMA IMG) Section recognized Nick N. Shroff, MD, of Plano, with the inaugural IMG Section Outstanding Physician Award today for his commitment to improving the health of his community beyond his medical practice. The TMA IMG physicians presented the award during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas.

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    Dr. Nick N. Schroff
  • TMA Resident and Fellow: J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award 

    Galveston radiation oncologist Martin Colman, MD, has received the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. The Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section (TMA-RFS) recognized Dr. Colman today during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting, in Dallas.

    The award honors a TMA physician who has provided outstanding mentoring and service to residents and fellows — medical school graduates completing specialty training prior to practicing medicine on their own.

    Meet Dr. Martin Coleman

  • Fort Worth Physician Receives TMA’s 2019 Young at Heart Award

    Fort Worth obstetrician-gynecologist G. Sealy Massingill, MD, is the 2019 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Young at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) presented the award to him during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, today in Dallas.

    The YPS, a group of TMA physicians under the age of 40 or in their first eight years of medical practice, chose Dr. Massingill for his dedication to helping young physicians grow as medical leaders within the association, and for inspiring them to advocate for the health of all Texans.

    More About Dr. G. Sealy Massingill  

  • TMA Medical Students Awards

    Awarded each year at TMA's annual meeting.

    Chapter of the Year - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine

    TMA Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) chapter of the year. Awarded annually to the chapter of TMA that exemplifies leadership, dedication, and service to TMA, the AMA, their respective Medical Student Sections, and all Texans. At TexMed 1998, TMA-MSS established the Outstanding Chapter of the Year award. This award recognizes the TMA-MSS Chapter which serves the section and excels in furthering TMA-MSS goals and policies for a better Texas.

    Student of the Year - Michael Bagg

    Awarded annually to the Texas medical student exemplifying outstanding service to TMA's Medical Student Section. At TexMed 1998, TMA-MSS established the Outstanding Student on the Year award. This award recognizes a student member which serves the section and excels in furthering TMA-MSS goals and policies for a better Texas. Any medical student (except current TMA-MSS Executive Council members) is eligible to receive this award.

    C. Frank Webber, MD Award - Cedric Dark, MD, Houston emergency physician.

    Created in 1987, the C. Frank Webber, MD Award is given annually by the TMA Student Section to honor a Texas physician for his or her outstanding service to the Medical Student Section and its members. The award is given in recognition of Dr. Webber’s leadership and dedication to medical students.  His efforts prompted the development of the strong student organization within TMA.

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    Excellence in Science Teaching Awards

    The Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching are awarded each year to exceptional science teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each top recipient receives a cash prize along with a resource grant for their schools' science programs.

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  • TMA Gives Scholarships to Minority Medical Students


    Thirteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will benefit from a $10,000 scholarship from TMA. TMA awarded the scholarships to the students in Dallas at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference. Physicians selected the students for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population.

    Meet the Recipients 

  • Anson Jones, MD Award

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    TMA honors journalists from across the state for excellence in health reporting each year with the TMA Anson Jones, MD, Awards. Print, broadcast, and online journalists are recognized in 10 categories, including the Texas Health Journalist of the Year. A physician journalist also is recognized. TMA physicians present the awards to journalists in newsroom ceremonies or at local county medical society meetings. Journalists may enter their works in the competition or be nominated by a TMA member physician or medical student, county medical society, or TMA Alliance member. TMA has presented the awards since 1957. They are named after pioneer physician, statesman, and prolific writer Anson Jones, MD.

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