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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.


The Handbook of Texas Medicine - 01/05/2021

As a Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) special project, the Handbook of Texas Medicine will add 400 new entries featuring a broad array of topics, as well as revise several hundred existing entries. New Handbook entries will promote a greater understanding of the past while providing valuable context for present-day issues and crises. Upon completion, the Handbook of Texas Medicine will become the first state-based online medical encyclopedia in the U.S. TSHA is honored to collaborate in this endeavor with two venerable institutions: the Texas Medical Association and The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).


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.


Texas Medical Students Honor Lubbock Physician - 10/06/2020

Texas medical students recognized Lubbock pulmonologist Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, with the 2020 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award, for her commitment to mentoring medical students. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Medical Student Section announced the award during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting, held virtually earlier this month.


2020-2021 WPS Executive Council Elections - 09/08/2020

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 wim@texmed.org. If you a


Be a Women Physicians Section Leader - 08/25/2020

If you’re interested in running for a seat on the Texas Medical Association Women Physicians Section's executive council, the deadline to submit an application or nomination is Monday Aug. 31.


Recognizing the Great Women of Texas Medicine - 04/28/2020

Today is Women in Medicine Day, honoring the tremendous contributions female physicians make to our profession and the patients we serve. The events of this past weekend underscore just how far we still have to go. I will not sugarcoat this. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated by the Texas Medical Association.


Desegregating Medicine: Edith Irby Jones, MD, Broke Barriers in All-White Medical Schools in the South - 03/31/2020

 Houston internist Edith Irby Jones, MD, broke barriers in all-white medical schools in the South and in her hometown of Houston. She died at age 91.


More Women Needed in State Leadership, Panelists Say - 12/13/2019

Women need to be more aggressive about seizing leadership roles in the Texas Legislature and state government, according to a panel of Texas politicians speaking at the Texas Medical Association 2019 Advocacy Retreat on Saturday.


Iron Lung Among Items Added To TMA’s Archives - 11/20/2019

In the fall of this year, Seton Family of Hospitals, of which Dell Children’s is a member, donated their materials to the Robert G. Mickey History of Medicine Gallery at the Texas Medical Association Louis J. Goodman Building in Austin. Some of the more notable standouts include a cadaver skeleton, nurse and vintage candy striper uniforms, and an iron lung.


Profile: A Strong Start for Texas Women in Medicine - 10/22/2019

Passionate. Knowledgeable. Dedicated. Strong. Those four words only begin to describe the multitude of women who practice medicine throughout Texas. So it’s only fitting that the physician elected as interim chair of the Texas Medical Association’s new Women in Medicine Section exemplifies these qualities.


Gender-Neutral Insurance Rates = Big Savings for Women Physicians - 10/17/2019

To help Texas Medical Association members get the income protection they need, the exclusive TMA Member Long Term Disability Plan, issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, uses group rates that are based on age, not gender. Female physicians will find these gender-neutral group rates significantly less expensive than most individual disability plans available in Texas. 


Enthusiasm, Optimism As TMA’s Women in Medicine Section Gets Down to Business - 10/01/2019

“I think it’s about time this section is here and I have high hopes for what this section can accomplish.” That was the message Texas Medical Association President David C. Fleeger, MD, delivered to the Texas Medical Association’s new Women in Medicine Section as it conducted its first organizational meeting Saturday during Fall Conference.


Define Yourself! Crafting a Powerful Personal Brand - 10/01/2019

The concept of personal brands has been a mainstay in the professional community for 15 years, but few people truly understand what personal brands are, why they are important, or how to evaluate and elevate their own brand.


New Exhibit Highlights Evolution of Doctors’ Roles in Popular Culture - 09/19/2019

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) debuts its newest History of Medicine exhibit, “Playing Doctor: Portrayals of Medicine in Popular Culture,” on Austin Museum Day. Austin Museum Day is a city-wide event for the public to enjoy free access to exhibits and activities at Austin-area museums.


Women in Medicine: “An Awesome Responsibility” - 09/16/2019

September is Women in Medicine Month, which showcases the accomplishments of women physicians and highlights organized medicine’s advocacy related to women physicians and the health issues female patients face. Texas Medicine asked several female physicians what it means to be a woman in medicine in 2019.


Friday Deadline to Apply for Women in Medicine Leadership - 08/14/2019

The Texas Medical Association’s Women in Medicine Section will hold its first organizational meeting at the TMA 2019 Fall Conference in September, and you are encouraged to apply for a leadership position within the new section. To apply for a leadership position, submit a CV and letter of interest by Aug. 16.


One Giant Step for Physicians: A Texas Physician’s Role in Space-Race Medicine - 08/02/2019

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of America’s Apollo 11 Lunar Mission – the first time humans set foot on the moon. Across the world, the event was heralded as a milestone of scientific achievement, and its three-man crew – Neil Armstrong, Col. Buzz Aldrin, and Lt. Col. Michael Collins – became American heroes. Laboring behind the scenes were swarms of unsung individuals whose expertise made the enterprise possible, including Texas cardiologist Lawrence E. Lamb, MD. His 2006 memoir Inside the Space Race: A Space Surgeon’s Diary remains a vivid account of the essential role physicians played in the race to reach the moon.  


Texan Continues String of Woman AMA Presidents - 08/02/2019

After 151 years of all-male leadership at the American Medical Association, a family physician from Texas broke through the glass ceiling on June 17, 1998. Twenty-one years later, another Texas physician is set to become the AMA’s sixth woman president – and its third in a row.


TMA Archives Photoshoot: A Look Back in Time(lapse) - 06/18/2019

Go behind the scenes as photographer Matt Lemke shoots some of the most interesting medical memorabilia in the Texas Medical Association archives and History of Medicine collection – everything from 15th century anatomical illustrations to Civil War postmortem dissection kits.


AMA Taps Texas Physician As Next President - 06/10/2019

Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, an allergist from Fort Worth, was unanimously elected today by the American Medical Association House of Delegates to be the next AMA president. “Challenging times remain for our health care system,” she told the delegates


Milestone Shows How Far Women Have Come in Medicine - 06/07/2019

After 151 years of all-male leadership at the nation’s largest physician organization, a family physician from Texas broke through the glass ceiling at the American Medical Association on June 17, 1998. Twenty-one years later, another Texas physician is poised to become the AMA’s sixth woman president – and its third in a row.


Texas Medical Students Honor Fort Worth Family Physician - 05/20/2019

Texas medical students recognized Fort Worth family physician Linda M. Siy, MD, today with the 2019 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award, for her commitment to mentoring medical students. The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) presented the award to the doctor during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas.


Women In Medicine Section To Give Female Physicians Better TMA Representation - 05/20/2019

In recognition of the continued growth in the number of female physicians – both in practice and in leadership roles – the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates this weekend approved the creation of the official Women in Medicine Section.


The Long Lost Speech: Letter Offers Glimpse Into 19th Century Surgery - 02/04/2019

The fifth floor of the Texas Medical Association building in Austin houses an archival collection of thousands of books, photographs, and artifacts documenting the rich history of Texas medicine. And there’s always room for more. That’s what unexpectedly happened in October, when TMA staff found an 1892 hand-written letter tucked away in the pages of an old medical journal. The speech gives modern-day physicians a look at the tools and techniques surgeons used more than 100 years ago.