Distinguished Service Award
Special Interest Sections
TMA Awards Highest Honor to Two Physicians: “This is Why Organized Medicine Is So Important” TMA bestowed the Distinguished Service Award on past President Diana Fite, MD, and El Paso pediatric infectious disease specialist Gilbert Handel, MD, celebrating their decades of work and dedication to the profession of medicine. It was just the fourth time TMA has presented the award to two physicians at once.
Dallas nephrologist Tapan J. Patel, MD, has received the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. TMA Resident and Fellow Section recognized Dr. Patel during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting, in Fort Worth.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. Tapan J. Patel
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.
View the History and Award Recipients
Awarded each year at TMA's annual meeting.
Chapter of the Year - University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)
Student of the Year - Radhika Patel
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 - Ken C. Hopper, MD, Fort Worth psychiatrist
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.
These awards were created in 1990 to honor elementary, middle, and high school teachers who share their energy and enthusiasm for science through creative and innovative methods to cultivate student interest in medicine and science.
TMA’s Anson Jones, MD, Awards honor print, broadcast, and online journalists from across the state for outstanding health reporting. The annual awards, which began in 1957, are named after pioneer physician, statesman, and prolific writer Anson Jones, MD.
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