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Playing the Long Game: Adrian Billings, MD, Deepens the Rural Physician Bench - 10/02/2021

Although medicine wasn’t his initial choice, Dr. Billings’ passion for his work is palpable and extends far beyond the exam room, especially when he’s training future rural physicians.


Unfreezing GME: A Boost to Federal Funding for Residencies - 10/02/2021

U.S. lawmakers may be ready to boost federal funding for residencies.


Training Up: COVID-19 Changed the Way Students, Residents Learn Medicine - 10/01/2021

COVID-19 dramatically changed the way Texas’ students and residents learn medicine.


TMA Minority Scholarships Help Address Diversity in Medicine, Health Disparities - 09/21/2021

Shared racial identity between physician and patient is one means of tackling health disparities. TMA’s Minority Scholarship Program (tmaloanfunds.com) helps ensure more Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American physicians can practice in neighborhoods where many residents share their racial identity.


New Scholarship Helps UT System Med Students Pursue Medical Careers - 07/19/2021

Nina Lemieux says getting chosen as a recipient of a new scholarship added to the Texas Medical Association’s cadre of programs is an incredible honor and source of encouragement as she moves forward in her medical education. The third-year student at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is one of six Texas medical students to be the first recipients of the Krishna Memorial Scholarship, offered as part of TMA’s family of seven scholarship programs.


Systematic Learning: Health Systems Science Shapes Med Ed - 05/31/2021

For decades, Texas medical schools – like those across the U.S. – taught students with a laser-like focus on two aspects of medicine: basic science and clinical science. But in recent years, schools have expanded medical students’ horizons to take in a bigger picture.


Another Great Match: Most Texas Medical Graduates Matched With Residency Positions - 04/01/2021

Texas medical students have enjoyed some highly successful Match Weeks in recent years, but 2020 was the best since the Texas Medical Association Council of Medical School Deans began tracking match data in 2014.


Female Medical Students, This Scholarship Is For You - 03/30/2021

The American Muslim Women Physicians Association (AMWPA) Merit Award is offering three $1,000 scholarships any female students who are U.S. citizens enrolled in and attending any Texas medical school to honor academic achievement and community service.


TMA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Residency Relocation Expenses - 03/25/2021

Last week, many medical students crossed the next hurdle toward completing their medical education by receiving their residency match. To help offset the costs of ongoing medical training, the Texas Medical Association offers low-interest loans for relocating to your residency program.


TMA Minority Scholarships Help Diversify Texas’ Physician Workforce - 03/24/2021

The Texas Medical Association's Minority Scholarship Program provides $10,000 scholarships for members of racial minorities that are underrepresented in Texas medical schools. Applications are now being accepted for students who will enter medical school in 2021.


ICYMI: TMA Offers Loans to Medical Students - 03/09/2021

Are you aware that the Texas Medical Association offers low-interest loans to help medical school students cover tuition and other costs? Find out more about them and their application requirements at TMAloanfunds.com.  


TMA Scholarships to Help Three Students Further Their Medical Dreams - 02/10/2021

Three Texas medical students have each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association’s 50-Year Club Scholarship Fund in recognition of their outstanding academic performance.


TMA Minority Scholarships Support Incoming Medical Students - 02/08/2021

The Texas Medical Association’s Minority Scholarship Program offers assistance for members of racial minorities that are underrepresented in Texas medical schools and the state’s physician workforce.


USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam Eliminated - 02/02/2021

In a move long called for by the Texas Medical Association, the two organizations that run the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) announced last week that they have ended the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) portion of the USMLE examination.


A Class By Themselves: Texas’ Newest Med Schools Adjust to COVID-19 - 02/01/2021

Texas opened two new medical schools in July – the University of Houston College of Medicine in Houston and Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Conroe. Thanks to COVID-19, both opened under circumstances that would have seemed bizarre just a year ago.


AMA Pushes to End National Clinical Skills Exams for U.S. Medical Students - 11/18/2020

American Medical Association (AMA) delegates called on AMA to urge the speedy end to the clinical skills part of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 and Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) Level 2 for U.S. medical students.


Growing Residents: Texas Med Schools Find Ways to Create More GME Slots - 10/21/2020

Texas’ plan to grow and keep more physicians in state is coming to fruition, but it will require constant nurturing to reach harvest. The latest crop will come out of a collaboration between one of the state’s newest medical schools, in Fort Worth, and Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center. The program will create as many as 150 new residency positions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through 2027. Collaborations between medical schools and health care institutions will add to those numbers in coming years.


A Perfect Match? COVID-19 Forces GME Programs, Med Students to Adjust Resident Selection Process - 09/21/2020

COVID-19 has forced GME programs and medical students to make last-minute adjustments in the resident selection process.


The Class of COVID-19: Texas Medical Students Struggle with Uncertainty - 07/10/2020

Texas medical students struggle to fight the pandemic in their own way while adjusting to a lot of uncertainty.


Apply For a TMA Student Leadership Position Today - 07/07/2020

When you think about your future as a physician, do you see yourself not only treating patients, but also shaping state and national health policy or being involved in medical leadership? If you answered yes, get started on that future by serving on the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (MSS) Executive Council, which directs the activities of the section at the state level.


New Tyler Medical School Wins Approval - 03/04/2020

 The University of Texas Board of Regents late last month unanimously approved the first medical school in East Texas – and the 16th in the state – at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler.


Scholarship to Bring Three Students Closer to a Medical Career - 12/06/2019

Three Texas medical students have won scholarships of $1,000 each from the Texas Medical Association’s 50 Year Club in recognition of their outstanding academic performance.


Extreme Medicine: Students Learn to Improvise in Unusual Situations - 12/04/2019

UTMB medical students take part in a two-week extreme medicine program offered in August through UTMB’s preventive medicine residency department. The main thrust of the class was to help aspiring physicians learn how to cope in austere settings where most or all of the tools of modern medicine are unavailable


Federal Grant Funding Opportunity for Primary Care Rural Residency Programs - 11/08/2019

To incentivize the development of residency programs that prepare physicians for practice in rural, underserved areas, the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is now accepting applications for the 2020 Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care Program.


Almost $1 Million Awarded to Develop Residency Programs - 09/05/2019

Four Texas medical schools, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations received about $250,000 each to develop new first-year graduate medical education programs in the state. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded the one-time grants as part of its Planning and Partnership Grant Program, which helps institutions create residency programs.