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Treating the Underserved: Scholarship Winners Strive to Help Overlooked Patients - 05/23/2022

Growing up in a socioeconomically disadvantaged Dallas neighborhood helped first-generation medical student Jasmine Jones understand the complexities of caring for underserved patients.


TMA Awards Scholarships to 15 Minority Medical Students - 05/19/2022

Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). Physicians selected the students for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population.


MSS Executive Council - 05/18/2022

MSS Executive Council


Dallas Neurosurgeon Receives TMA Award - 05/16/2022

Dallas neurosurgeon Bradley Lega, MD, has received the 2022 J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to physicians-in-training. The Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section recognized Dr. Lega during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Houston.


TMA Medical Student Section GroupMe - 05/16/2022

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


Health Literacy, Cultural Connections Drive These Students’ Passion for Medicine - 05/16/2022

Personal and cultural experiences – such as watching a family member endure chemotherapy – can fuel a passion to pursue a career in medicine. Three female medical students described the “why” of their career path, helping them earn the American Muslim Women Physicians Association Merit Award.


After Successful Gala, Help TMA Foundation Set a Funding Record for TMA Public Health Programs - 05/09/2022

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) support of community public health initiatives around the state got a gigantic boost at TexMed 2022 in April, where TMAF’s 29th annual gala, Crossroads of Culture, raised more than $400,000. But the foundation is still shooting to shatter its all-time annual funding record – and you can help.


Keller Pediatrician Assumes TMA Presidency - 05/06/2022

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) today installed Gary W. Floyd, MD, a Keller pediatrician, as its 157th president. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body installed Dr. Floyd during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in Houston this year.


Delegates Prioritize Prior Authorization, Pandemic Relief - 05/06/2022

As private practices continue to navigate red tape and ongoing pandemic pressures, Texas physicians pushed the Texas Medical Association to do more to address onerous prior authorization requirements and to advocate for federal disaster loan forgiveness.


TMA Young Physician Section Young at Heart Award - 05/05/2022

Read about the history and award winners of the TMA Young Physician Section Young at Heart Award.


J.T. “Lamar” McNew Award - 05/05/2022

Read about the history and winners of the J.T. “Lamar” McNew Award.


TCOM Student Named TMA Student of Year - 05/04/2022

The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section recognized Kate Russell, a second-year medical student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, with its 2022 Student of the Year award.


TMA Recognizes Exceptional Science Teachers - 05/04/2022

As teachers and their students have had to adapt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Medical Association recognized three Texas science teachers who successfully passed the test with its 2022 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching.


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.


New Physician Leaders Elected to Top TMA Offices - 05/03/2022

Atop a long list of physicians elected to Texas Medical Association leadership positions, the TMA House of Delegates at TexMed 2022 elected Dallas cardiologist Richard W. “Rick” Snyder II, MD, as the association’s next president after Keller pediatrician Gary L. Floyd, MD, completes his 2022 term.


New TMA President Gary Floyd, MD, Calls on Physicians to Unite as a Profession - 05/03/2022

Keller pediatrician and long-term advocate Gary W. Floyd, MD, invoked George Strait and called on Texas Medical Association members to band together in the face of “more public questioning and pushback than we’ve ever encountered” during a speech to TMA’s House of Delegates on April 30, following his installation as the association’s 157th president.


Midland-Odessa Physicians Assume TMA Leadership Positions - 05/02/2022

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) has selected two Midland-Odessa physicians for leadership roles. The TMA House of Delegates conducted elections Saturday during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held in Houston this year.


UT Southwestern Medical School Chapter Earns TMA Chapter of Year Honors - 05/02/2022

The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section has named the TMA Chapter at UT Southwestern Medical School its 2022 Chapter of the Year. The annual award recognizes the chapter that excels in upholding the Medical Student Section’s goals and policies for a better Texas.


Texas Medical Students Honor Houston Physician - 05/02/2022

Texas medical students recognized Houston emergency physician Arlo F. Weltge, MD, with the 2022 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award, for his commitment to mentoring medical students. The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section presented the award to the physician during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Houston.


Racial Barriers Contribute to Underrepresentation in Medicine, Poor Care, TexMed Speakers Show - 05/02/2022

A pair of physicians well versed in racism and inequities in medicine called on Texas physicians to use their advocacy voice and their spheres of influence to help make needed changes for their patients.


Closing Keynote: The Future of Health Care Is Health Assurance - 05/02/2022

Imagine it’s 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic is a distant memory. Medications are delivered by drones. Broadband is a universal utility. And the health care industry has shifted from caring for sick patients to ensuring the health of all patients through consumer-friendly, data-centric preventive care, significantly narrowing health inequities in the process.


AMA Honors TMA General Counsel “Rocky” Wilcox for “Unrivaled” Dedication to Medicine - 05/02/2022

For his substantial contributions to the medical profession, the American Medical Association awarded the Texas Medical Association’s general counsel, Donald P. Wilcox – “Rocky” as he’s known around TMA and the legal and legislative halls of Texas – with its Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.


TexMed Housing and Travel - 04/28/2022

Housing information for TexMed - TMA's largest annual conference.


Join Your Section This Week for Education, Networking, and More - 04/25/2022

The Texas Medical Association’s special interest sections will meet in person this week in conjunction with TexMed 2022 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. Join the sections for incredible speakers and education, leadership training, and networking. Register now for TexMed and your section meeting. Check the program for meeting locations.


Build Your Inner Strength at ALLMED - 04/22/2022

One of the greatest gifts physicians and their spouses can share with each other and others is a sense of their own inner strength. Psychologist Robert J. Wicks, PsyD, will share his insights and best practices on that topic at the Texas Medical Association Alliance’s ALLMED Annual Conference keynote presentation on Friday, April 29.