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Residency Revival: Grassroots Advocacy Averts Residency Program Closure - 03/12/2024

Grassroots physician advocacy averts emergency medicine residency program closure.

AMA Interim Meeting Section Highlights - 12/04/2023

During the American Medical Association's (AMA’s) Medical Student Section (MSS) Assembly in November, Anand Singh, third year medical student at The Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at Texas Christian University, won the position of chair elect of the

TMA Minority Scholarships Support Incoming Medical Students - 10/23/2023

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.

TMA Minority Scholarships Help Diversify Texas’ Physician Workforce - 10/23/2023

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.

Unlocking Doors: Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Program Connects Students with Mentors - 10/21/2023

When the Texas Medical Association founded its Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Program in 1998 to diversify the physician workforce, Dr. Ramamurthy became both a contributor and a mentor to students who receive the scholarships. “When you’re mentoring students, one of the things that you want them to understand is that you’re somebody they can talk to who is not only there as a teacher, but as a friend,” she said. Other top donors to the Diversity in Medicine Scholarship serve voluntarily as mentors to student awardees. TMA encourages those arrangements because they can benefit both parties.

Inspiring Choices: Mentorship Can Boost African-American Representation in Medicine - 10/20/2023

African Americans are underrepresented in medicine. Mentorship can help them choose medical careers.

Apply For a TMA Student Leadership Position Today - 07/20/2023

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.

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.

Need Help With Residency Relocation Expenses? TMA Can Help - 04/05/2023

If you found out your residency destination during the recent Match Day but now find yourself scrambling to gather the funds to get there, the Texas Medical Association is here to help you finance the next leg

Ready for Business: MBA programs broaden physicians' skills - 10/03/2022

A growing number of Texas physicians obtain MBA degrees to sharpen their business acumen, understand finance, and prepare for leadership roles.

Texas’ Shifting Demographics Prompt Scholarship Program Change - 09/26/2022

Acknowledging a state now filled with people of different cultures and experiences, the Texas Medical Association has renamed its minority scholarship the TMA Diversity in Medicine Scholarship.

TMA Foundation Establishes Two New Scholarship Funds - 09/22/2022

The Texas Medical Association Foundation is pleased to announce two new scholarship funds established by Houston pathologist Roberto J. Bayardo, MD, in memory of his wife, Agniela (Annie).

TMA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Residency Relocation Expenses - 09/16/2022

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.

Screen Test: Will Residency Interviews Stay Online After the Pandemic? - 03/31/2022

Before COVID-19, most U.S. residency programs used in-person interviews to select residents. The pandemic forced those interviews online. Will the change become permanent?

Scholarship to Bring Three Students Closer to a Medical Career - 01/18/2022

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.

Physician Loan Repayment Program Reopens Applications - 10/27/2021

After a yearlong hiatus, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has begun accepting new applications for the state-funded Physician Education Loan Repayment Program.

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 ( 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.

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