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RFS Executive Council - 05/14/2024

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Student of the Year Award - 05/13/2024

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.


TMA Member Sections’ Elections - 03/06/2024

We are proud to introduce incoming executive council members for each member section. Their terms begin at the conclusion of TexMed 2024. Learn more about the council members.


Opening Doors: Texas’ Newest Medical Schools Founded to Improve Care for Underserved Patients - 10/03/2023

Texas’ three newest medical schools were founded with a mission to improve care for underserved patients, especially in East Texas.


Write a TMA-MSS Supported Resolution - 10/03/2023

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


Apply For a TMA Student Leadership Position Today - 07/20/2023

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.


TMA Offers Curriculum Toolbox to Inspire Future Physicians - 07/20/2023

The Texas Medical Association’s Subcommittee for Academic Physicians has produced a curriculum toolbox that medical schools and residency programs can use to develop electives on topics such as leadership, advocacy, and health policy.


Is Your Student Chapter Serving the Community? Get Recognized - 07/20/2023

If your student chapter organized a project that benefitted the community, such as a Hard Hats for Little Heads event or a Hurricane Harvey cleanup day, get recognized for that work with a Chapter Service Project of the Year award.


Chapter Service Award - 07/19/2023

This award is given annually to the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section Chapter that demonstrates outstanding volunteer service to their local community which will in turn create visibility and encourage engagement within the section.


Students, Residents, Fellows: Apply for Special Interest Section Positions - 03/27/2023

Applications are due Saturday, April 15, for several leadership positions within the Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) or Resident and Fellow Section (TMA-RFS).


Financial Stress During Residency? TMA Low-Interest Loans Can Help - 03/15/2023

“Professional and fast.” That’s how one Texas resident physician described the application process for a low-interest loan from the Texas Medical Association, which bridged the gap before he received his first paycheck during residency.


The Next-Gen Practice: How Millennials Are Transforming Medicine - 10/05/2022

Millennials, now the largest living adult generation in the U.S., are searching for on-demand care, transparent pricing, and more supportive workplaces, providing the impetus for new practice models and for existing practices to adapt.


Young Physician Section Member Highlight: Emma Dishner, MD, MPH - 10/04/2022

Find out about Young Physician Section member, Emma Dishner, MD, MPH.


TMA Board, Council, and Committee Nominations - 09/22/2022

2022-2023 Resident Fellow Section Representatives


More Than Money: Scholarship Helps Medical Students Focus on Training - 08/15/2022

For medical students like John Austin, Alexa Ciarolla, and David Garate, a scholarship means much more than just lightening their financial load. It means connection with and support from the Texas medical community. It means more focus


Section News: Save the Date for Fall Conference - 08/15/2022

Informative business meetings, educational programming, and a fun All Sections Trivia Night Mixer. Mark your calendars to attend the Texas Medical Association’s Fall Conference, Sept. 16-17 for these and other TMA section events.


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.


Member Spotlight: Gates B. Colbert, MD, Young Physician Section Chair - 07/18/2022

Meet Richardson nephrologist Gates B. Colbert, MD, chair of the Texas Medical Association’s Young Physician Section. He believes the section is an important part of TMA because “young physicians are at the critical point of [being] just out of training, but not quite into the stride of their practices and career. We are a many-thousand-physician bloc that is meeting the challenges of taking excellent care of patients, balancing the needs of our families, and growing our careers.”


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 Resident and Fellow Section GroupMe - 06/07/2022

Join the TMA-RFS GroupMe! This is an opportunity for TMA resident and fellow 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.


Help Determine Your Section’s Priorities - 05/23/2022

If you’re a Texas Medical Association special interest section member and haven’t done so already, please check your email inbox for the section survey. This quick, five-minute survey will help determine each section’s priorities in the coming year. Feel free to take the survey for every section that represents you and provide your feedback by Sunday, June 5.


Women Physicians Section Elects New Executive Council - 05/09/2022

The TMA special interest sections stayed busy during the week of TexMed 2022 at the Hilton Americas-Houston, with the introduction of a new executive council, CME sessions on sensitive transgender care and implicit bias, and more.