Stories with related Professional Interests

Improve Your Health Systems Science Curriculum - 08/23/2019

Do you have a significant responsibility for implementing a curriculum related to topics such as health care quality, population health, or team-based care at your institution? If so, you might benefit from the American Medical Association’s Health Systems Science Scholars Program.


Unlocking Doors: Minority Scholarship Program Connects Students with Mentors - 08/19/2019

When the Texas Medical Association founded its Minority 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 Minority Scholarship serve voluntarily as mentors to student awardees. TMA encourages those arrangements because they can benefit both parties.


The Making of a Med School - 08/02/2019

Building more medical schoos might seem like an obvious answer to the doctor shortage, especially because medical schools can bring other benefits to a community beyond producing physicians, including prestige, high-paying jobs, and improved health care services. But not everyone is a fan of the idea, and starting one from scratch is complicated. Some have struggled more than others to get established, mostly because of funding.


Pushing the Envelope: Match Day, Medicine’s Rite of Passage - 08/02/2019

On March 15, more than 200 medical school seniors, as well as their friends and family, gathered outdoors in Webber Plaza behind the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. The students were about to learn where they’d be doing their residency training.


Inspiring Choices: Mentorship Can Boost African-American Representation in Medicine - 08/02/2019

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


Dell Med’s “Growth Year”: Innovative Curriculum Hits Milepost - 08/02/2019

Dell Medical School turned students’ third year into a “growth year” in which they could pursue either an independent health care project or a dual degree. Here’s how three Dell Med students spent this past year.


Have Your Say on Medical Licensing Exam Changes - 07/19/2019

The U.S. Medical Licensing Exam has received a lot of attention in recent months, much of it controversial. You now have the opportunity to weigh in on proposed changes to how the exam is scored.


Minority Scholarship Recipients Recognized at TexMed - 05/24/2019

Thirteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall who each were presented with a $10,000 scholarship at TexMed 2019 last week. Physicians selected one incoming student at each Texas medical school based on their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population.


11 Outstanding Science Teachers Honored by TMA - 05/23/2019

The Texas Medical Association named 11 Texas science teachers winners of its 2019 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching during TexMed 2019. The association also recognized outstanding physicians, medical students, mentors, and political activists at the meeting.


Texas Tech School Of Medicine Agrees To Drop Race As Admission Consideration - 04/12/2019

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine will stop considering race or ethnicity when selecting candidates for admission, part of an agreement with the U.S. Education Department’s civil rights office.


Medical Students: Apply For TMLT’s $10,000 Scholarship - 04/10/2019

Are you a Texas medical student about to enter your third or fourth year of school?  Could you use a $10,000 scholarship next year? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you should know that the Texas Medical Liability Trust will award one $10,000 scholarship in August to a Texas medical student. 


More Medicaid GME Funding Possible For More Texas Teaching Hospitals - 04/01/2019

More Texas teaching hospitals are now eligible to receive federal dollars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services through the Medicaid graduate medical education program.


Grants Available For Medical Teaching Innovations - 03/27/2019

The American Medical Association is making grant money available to help you and your university prepare future physicians for a rapidly changing health care system. The funds come through a new program designed to stimulate research and innovations in health care.


Rural Residencies: Texas Tech’s Rural Training Track Brings More Physicians to Small Towns - 03/26/2019

In all his dreams about becoming a doctor, Ivan Becerra, MD, never imagined he’d lead a cesarean section delivery during just his second year of residency. Yet last August, that’s exactly what he was doing at Pecos County Memorial


Help TMA Understand How You Use Social Media - 03/13/2019

The Texas Medical Association is interested in knowing how you use social media and is asking you to take a short survey before Friday, March 15.


TMA Foundation Establishes Two New Scholarship Funds - 03/08/2019

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).


Is Psychiatry Cool Again? More Residents Choosing the Specialty Could Mean Good News for Statewide Shortage - 02/26/2019

More residents choosing psychiatry could mean good news for the statewide shortage.


“Look to your past to know where you’re going” - 02/26/2019

Ailment-plagued childhood helped set medical student’s path.


On a Medical Mission: New Osteopathic Medical School Changes How Medicine is Taught While Helping San Antonio’s Poorest Communities - 02/05/2019

Incarnate Word’s osteopathic medical school is changing how medicine is taught while helping San Antonio’s poorest communities.


You Can’t Care for Someone You Don’t Understand: Class Helps Med Students See Care From Patients’ View - 02/04/2019

Today’s medical students want to be prepared to provide the best patient care. More than ever, that means understanding not only how to provide quality care, but also the patient’s experience accessing that care. Students at UT Southwestern are addressing this deficiency in knowledge through an elective, Healthcare in Underserved Communities, offered to all UT Southwestern MD and physician assistant students in their first and second years of school.


Council on Medical Education Studies Ways to Improve Match Outcomes - 01/31/2019

American medical school seniors from allopathic schools match to residency programs at higher rates than applicants such as osteopathic students and international medical graduates (IMGs), the Texas Medical Association’s Council on Medical Education heard during in-depth presentation on the U.S. match system at the Texas Medical Association’s Winter Conference.


AMA Offers $15 Million for “Reimagining Residency” Program - 01/30/2019

The American Medical Association (AMA) is offering grants to transform residency training to better address the physician workforce needs of the health care system in the years to come.


TMA Student and Resident Loans Available - 10/30/2018

Need help funding your medical school education or residency training? Consider TMA's educational loan program. TMA offers $4,000 student loans for Texas medical students and $3,000 resident loans at a fixed interest rate of 4.4 percent.


Higher Education Board OKs New Medical Schools in Fort Worth and Houston - 10/26/2018

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board today approved the joint Texas Christian University and University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine, expected to open in 2019. The board also OK'd the University of Houston's proposed allopathic school for a planned 2020 opening.


ICYMI: TMA Offers Loans to Medical Students - 10/17/2018

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.