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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.

Houston Neurologist Bestowed TMA’s Highest Honor - 01/14/2022

AUSTIN – About 70 years after he first had the inkling to become a physician, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) has honored 75-year-old William H. Fleming III, MD, with its Distinguished Service Award.

TMA Installs Valley Physician as 156th President - 01/14/2022

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) today installed Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, as president. She will lead the association for one year, after having served the past year as president-elect.

Fort Worth Pediatrician Voted TMA President-Elect - 01/14/2022

Gary W. Floyd, MD, a Fort Worth pediatrician, was elected president-elect of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) today. TMA’s House of Delegates governing body announced elections during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held virtually this year due to the pandemic. He will serve in this role for one year before assuming the presidency of America’s largest state medical society in 2022.

Section News: TMA Sections Meeting Virtually at Winter Conference - 01/11/2022

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.

TexMed Housing and Travel - 01/04/2022

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

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.

TMA Awards Scholarships to 15 Minority Medical Students, 2021 - 11/08/2021

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. TMA announced the winners Friday during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held virtually.

TMA Minority Scholarships Support Diversity Among Medical Students - 10/18/2021

Do you know someone who has received early 2022 medical school acceptance? If the physician-to-be is a member of certain minority groups, the Texas Medical Association’s Minority Scholarship Program can help lessen the financial burden of attending medical school.

TMA Resources: Understanding Insurance and Policy in Health Care - 10/06/2021

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

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.

TMA Offers Medical Student Scholarships - 09/13/2021

Need help paying for your medical school education? The Texas Medical Association offers seven scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000.

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.  

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.

Who Runs TMA? - 07/18/2021

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Medical Student Chapter Updates - 06/16/2021

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

Scholarships Help Female Texas Medical Students Pursue Care for Underserved - 06/07/2021

In recent scholarship application essays, medical students Sahifah Ansari, Sejal Lahoti, and Ida Vaziri shared personal experiences that have shaped their vision for medicine.

TMA Foundation Elects Officers - 05/25/2021

Three Houston physicians, a Tyler volunteer, and a university professor from Austin were elected to serve as officers on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF), the philanthropic arm of the Texas Medical Association. The officers began their terms earlier in May during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.

San Antonio Physicians, Medical Student Tapped to Represent Texas at AMA - 05/24/2021

Three San Antonio physicians were reelected and one medical student was elected to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates announced election results today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually again this year.

TMA Advocacy at TexMed: More Work Ahead - 05/24/2021

Like the 2021 legislative session, TexMed’s inaugural Fireside Chat on the Texas Medical Association’s advocacy efforts had many issues to cover in a short amount of time.

Austin-Area Physicians Elected to Represent Texas at AMA - 05/24/2021

Four Austin-area physicians were elected to represent Texas doctors in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, the national organization’s policymaking body. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates announced the election of the physician leaders today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held virtually again this year.

Delegates Tackle Vaccines, Burnout, Health Plan Practices During Virtual Annual Meeting - 05/24/2021

At the second live virtual convention of the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates, physicians carried out their policymaking duties to improve the health of all Texans despite being scattered across the state. Delegates made headway on policies to address vaccine rollouts and nonmedical exemptions; emergency preparedness; postpartum depression screenings; prevention of suicide and physician burnout; health care reform; Medicaid payments; and red tape reductions and transparency in health plan practices, among others.

Delegates Address Pandemic, Physician Burnout Measures - 05/21/2021

The pervasive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physician staffing at hospitals pushed the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates last week to adopt new policy supporting a statewide post-pandemic research study to inform and help create a better state response to surges during extended catastrophic events.

MSS Executive Council - 05/20/2021

MSS Executive Council

Houston Internist Elected to TMA’s Board of Trustees - 05/19/2021

Lisa L. Ehrlich, MD, a Houston physician specializing in internal medicine, was elected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body announced election winners today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, conducted virtually this year.