Medical Student Section

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 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.

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.

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.

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  

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 Your Student Section Create TMA Policy - 10/23/2020

The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 Resolutions Ad-Hoc Committee, a group of three to five students who review resolutions submitted for TexMed 2021, is 11:59 p.m. (CT) Nov. 1.

TMA Honors Houston Physician, Medical Student - 10/05/2020

Texas physicians and medical students honored a Houston physician and a medical student for helping develop the people who practice medicine, and for helping the community. Family physician Khoa V. Pham, MD, received the Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award, for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. Natalie Topolski, a medical student at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), received the TMA Medical Student Section Student of the Year Award. The awards were announced during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting, held virtually earlier this month. 

TMA-MSS Chapter Update: The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School - 09/15/2020

Dell Medical School has had an active year. Read about what their outreach and advocacy efforts.

Meet Your New TMA Medical Student Section Executive Council - 08/07/2020

Members and voting representatives from all 13 Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section chapters elected the section’s 2020-2021 executive council during a meeting held July 26.

Apply For a TMA Student Leadership Position Today - 07/07/2020

When you think about your future as a physician, do you see yourself not only treating patients, but also shaping state and national health policy or being involved in medical leadership? If you answered yes, get started on that future by serving on the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (MSS) Executive Council, which directs the activities of the section at the state level.

Connect with Students, Physicians: Volunteer for TMA Foundation’s Gala - 02/20/2020

Volunteer now for the TMA Foundation Gala, which will be held in conjunction with TMA’s annual meeting, TexMed 2020, in May.

Understanding the Role of Insurance in Health Care - 02/14/2020

As you’re probably starting to figure out (if you didn’t already know), insurance as well as national, state, and local health care policies are as much a part of practicing medicine as caring for patients.

Medical Students: Register Now for TMA’s Winter Conference - 01/13/2020

Mark your calendars for a medical student member meeting during the Texas Medical Association’s 2019 Winter Conference. The medical student section will hold a business meeting from noon to 1:30 pm Jan. 26, followed by new chapter officer leadership training from 1:30 to 3 pm.

Mingle With Texas Physicians at TMA’s Fall Conference - 07/23/2019

Be a part of the 2019 TMA Fall Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines just outside of Austin. Specifically for you, TMA will host a medical student section business meeting from 12:30 to 3 pm Saturday, Sept. 14.

UTHealth Student Named TMA Student of Year - 05/20/2019

Michael Bagg, a third-year medical student at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), received the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) Student of the Year Award. The medical student received the award today at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas.

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.