Stories from Texas Medicine, May 2023

TMA Moment in Time: AMA Presidents - 06/14/2023

Texas' git-er-done approach has launched TMA physicians to the AMA presidency.


Personal Connections: TMAA President-Elect Strengthens Alliance Chapter Ties - 05/03/2023

TMAA President-Elect Elizabeth Vanexan aims to build closer relationships among alliance chapters.


Miles of Mentorship: Encouraging Medical Careers Early in Students' Education - 05/01/2023

Physicians, medical schools, medical students partner with their communities to encourage medical careers early in students’ education.


Finding One Voice: Outgoing TMA President Gary Floyd, MD, United Texas Physicians - 05/01/2023

Corpus Christi pediatrician Gary Floyd, MD, has focused his TMA presidential term on bringing more than 57,000 member physicians and medical students under “one voice” and on hewing closely to the association’s long-standing principles.


Texas House Recognizes TMA Alliance on First Tuesdays’ 20th Anniversary - 05/01/2023

 Texas House Recognizes TMA Alliance on First Tuesdays’ 20th Anniversary 


Best Interests at Heart: New TMA President Rick Snyder, MD, Champions Physician Advocacy - 05/01/2023

TMA’s incoming president, Rick Snyder, MD, wants to see advocacy become a part of physicians’ DNA. He also wants to equip practices of all stripes to survive the economic headwinds of medical consolidation.


More Than a Match: UTRGV Medical Students Overcome Pandemic Pressures to Earn Residency Spots - 04/30/2023

Forty-five students in the fourth graduating class of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, along with their family members, friends, and UTRGV officials, gathered at the school’s performing arts center in Edinburg for Match Day. That's the day in March when medical students across the U.S. discover where they will train as resident physicians.


Learning Through a Value Lens: Texas Medical Students Learn Value-Based Care Tenets - 04/30/2023

The national Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship (STARS) program seeks to catalyze physicians' uptake of value-based care, starting with medical students, whom it anticipates will have long, impactful careers.