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TMA Twitter Academy - 01/22/2021

Want to get started using social media, especially Twitter, for health care advocacy? Here's the place to start: Four basic lessons from the TMA Twitter Academy, lists of Twitter users to follow, and links to Twitter tools and apps.


Medical Student Chapter Updates - 01/08/2021

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


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.


Student of the Year Award - 12/01/2020

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.


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.


TMA Launches #MaskHero Campaign and Contest - 08/14/2020

What do Batman and Robin, Captain America, and the Flash have in common? They’re all superheroes whose usual masks wouldn’t do a very good job of stopping the spread of COVID-19 (if superheroes can catch the disease). But public health research demonstrates that nose-to-mouth masks, used correctly, are key to controlling the coronavirus. A new Texas Medical Association social media campaign salutes all the heroes across the state who are wearing the right masks the right way whenever they leave their homes.


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.


TMA Resources: Understanding Insurance and Policy in Health Care - 02/05/2020

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


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.


Q&A: Physician Podcaster Jeffrey Jarvis, MD - 01/02/2020

A love of teaching is what propelled Jeffrey Jarvis, MD, into his latest undertaking: hosting a nationally distributed podcast.


Social Media A Vital Tool for Influencing Policy, Panel Says - 12/13/2019

Social media has become indispensable for politicians to reach voters, but it's also a crucial way for voters – like physicians – to influence decision-makers and public opinion, a panel of state representatives and social media consultants said at the Texas Medical Association's Advocacy Retreat on Saturday.


Don’t Let it Happen to You: Practice Fined Over Social Media - 12/09/2019

As more people go online to research products and services, online reputation management has become increasingly relevant for physicians.Because of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, physicians cannot respond to online reviews in any way that reveals PHI. Even if a patient discloses their own personal information in a review, physicians cannot respond with the same level of disclosure.


Searching for a Better Online Reputation - 08/02/2019

What people see on the internet can bring in — or drive away — patients. But most physicians are not trained in either communications or digital technology, and so have little understanding of the financial impact of search engines, social media, and review sites.


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.


Protect Your Practice’s Social Media Accounts - 05/30/2019

Social media is a terrific way to reach out and stay in contact with your patients. However, the risks created by social media cannot be ignored. Controlling access to your social media accounts is just the first step in ensuring their security.


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. 


Help TMA Understand How You Use Social Media - 03/13/2019

The Texas Medical Association is interested in knowing how you use social media and is asking you to take a short survey before Friday, March 15.


Percentage of Women in Texas Med Schools Hits Record High - 03/05/2019

The 2018 freshman class at Texas medical schools contains a record high percentage of women, according to data compiled by the Texas Medical Association. The proportion of female first-year enrollments in Texas rose to 52.3 percent, up from 50.1 percent in 2017, and edging out the previous record of 51.4 percent hit in 2003.