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Member Spotlight: Alyssa Greenwood Francis, Medical Student Section Chair - 08/01/2022

In addition to cultivating relationships with students, residents, and physicians across Texas, Alyssa Greenwood Francis says her participation in the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section has markedly improved her communication and leadership skills.

TMA Women Physicians Section GroupMe - 07/18/2022

Join the TMA-WPS GroupMe! This is an opportunity for TMA woman physician section members to converse informally, collaborate, and exchange information.

Member Spotlight: Emily D. Briggs, MD, Women Physicians Section Chair - 07/04/2022

Meet New Braunfels family physician Emily D. Briggs, MD, chair of the Texas Medical Association’s Women Physicians Section. Dr. Briggs feels the section is an important part of TMA because “historically, women have been underrepresented in medicine. Over the decades we have made significant strides. However, leadership in medicine does not reflect this advancement.”

TMA Medical Student Section GroupMe - 06/07/2022

Join the TMA-MSS GroupMe! This is an opportunity for TMA medical student section members to converse informally, collaborate, and exchange information.

TMA Resources: Understanding Insurance and Policy in Health Care - 06/07/2022

TMA resources to help students improve readiness for understanding the role of insurance and policy in health care.

Student of the Year Award - 05/04/2022

At TexMed 1998, TMA-MSS established the Outstanding Student on the Year award.  This award is given annually to the Texas Medical Student exemplifying outstanding service to the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section. Any medical student (except current TMA-MSS Executive Council members) is eligible to receive this award.

2022-2023 TMA Women Physician Section Executive Council Candidates - 05/04/2022

The 2020 Women Physicians Section Executive Council elections are scheduled to take place prior to the section's virtual meeting on Saturday, September 12. Nominations from the floor will be accepted during a brief, live virtual meeting on August 31 at 5:00 pm (CST). Please register by emailing If you a

Sponsored Content: Celebrating Female Physicians - 04/05/2022

Feb. 3 is National Women Physicians Day, and the Texas Medical Association is proud to celebrate women physicians who are making a difference in the practice of medicine, in their communities, and in the lives of their patients.

Section News: Details on Women Physicians, Resident and Fellow Section Business Meetings - 04/05/2022

Check out the business meeting schedule for all six special-interest sections coming up at this week's TMA Winter Conference, plus details on leadership positions up for grabs in the Women Physicians and Resident and Fellow Sections.

Section News: TMA Sections Meeting Virtually at Winter Conference - 04/05/2022

As announced last week, the Texas Medical Association’s 2022 Winter Conference meetings will be held virtually to ensure the safety of our physicians and staff. Be aware that some of the section meeting times and dates have changed. Visit the TMA Special Interest Sections webpage for schedule and agenda updates.

Medical Student Section News - 12/06/2021

The Medical Student Section (MSS) meeting at the Texas Medical Association’s 2022 TMA Winter Conference will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29, from noon to 3 pm. Register now.

Strength in Numbers: Women Physicians Seek to Change the Culture of Medicine - 12/02/2021

In Texas, women accounted for 36% of active physicians as of September, just under the national rate of 37% and more than double their share 25 years ago. They now outnumber men among Texas medical school enrollees, suggesting they may account for most of the physician workforce in future decades.

Martha Pugh, MD: One of TMA’s longest-Serving Members Flourished in Male-Dominated Medicine - 12/01/2021

After growing up on a South Alabama cattle farm in the 1940s and ’50s, Martha Pugh, MD, went on to have a 51-year career in a different male-dominated field: medicine. Often one of few women in the building, whether at medical school or in hospitals, Dr. Pugh – now 82 and retired – found common ground with her male peers and went on to become one of the Texas Medical Association’s longest-serving members for 42 years.

A Texas Trailblazer: May Owen, MD, a Medical Pioneer and TMA’s First Female President - 12/01/2021

On May 27, 1936, May Owen, MD, answered a scientific riddle in a speech before the Texas Medical Association, explaining research that would soon make her a statewide celebrity. Dr. Owen’s pioneering work continued in the decades to come, making her the first female president of the Texas Society of Pathologists in 1946, the first female president of the Tarrant County Medical Society in 1947, and the first female president of TMA in 1960.

Medical Student Section to Meet Virtually on Sept. 18 - 09/03/2021

Despite cancellation of the Texas Medical Association’s Fall Conference, TMA’s Medical Student Section will still hold its fall business meeting.  

Medical Student Chapter Updates - 06/16/2021

The TMA-MSS will be posting chapter highlights on our Facebook page throughout the year.

Texas Medical Students Honor Lubbock Physician, Texas Tech TMA Chapter - 05/10/2021

Lubbock dermatologist Ashley L. Sturgeon, MD, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (TTUHSC) were honored today by the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS). Dr. Sturgeon received the 2021 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award for her commitment to mentoring medical students, and TTUHSC received the 2020-21 TMA-MSS Chapter of the Year Award. The awards were presented during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually.

New Braunfels Physician Receives TMA’s Young at Heart Award - 05/05/2021

New Braunfels family physician Emily D. Briggs, MD, is the 2021 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Young at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) announced the award today during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting, held virtually.

TMA-MSS Chapter Update: TTUHSC El Paso-Foster School of Medicine Student Chapter Highlight - 05/03/2021

Throughout the past year, our chapter, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, focused on helping our community of El Paso in the fight against COVID-19.

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  

CME Course Addresses Gender Bias - 01/08/2021

The Texas Medical Association Women Physicians Section encourages all TMA members to participate in a CME course that addresses gender bias in the physician workforce and promotes greater diversity in medicine.

TMA-MSS Chapter Update: The University of Texas Medical Branch Medical School - 01/08/2021

The University of Texas Medical Branch's TMA-MSS has been working hard to engage medical students in outreach and advocacy efforts. Get the latest on their efforts thus far.

Write a TMA-MSS Supported Resolution - 01/08/2021

To submit a resolution to the TMA House of Delegates that has support of the entire section please review the following links.

Help Shape Texas Health Care Through Grassroots Advocacy - 11/04/2020

Register for the Women Physicians Section’s latest virtual event, Strengthening Medicine Through Advocacy, to be held from 6 to 7 pm Monday, Nov. 9, via Zoom. All Texas Medical Association members are invited.