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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. 


Medical Student Chapter Updates - 09/25/2020

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


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.


Online Testimony Opens for Virtual TMA House of Delegates - 07/14/2020

From today through Aug. 1, all TMA members can review business items for consideration by the House of Delegates and submit written testimony via TMA’s online testimony website (login required). Only testimony submitted via this method will be considered by the Special Session Reference Committee.


TMA Awards 15 Scholarships to Minority Medical Students - 07/13/2020

Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). The students were selected for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population.


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.


TMA Physicians Award Exceptional Science Teachers - 06/15/2020

As physicians, epidemiologists, and health care workers lead the fight against a global pandemic, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) named nine Texas science teachers winners of its 2020 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. This program year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards, designed to motivate teachers to inspire future doctors and scientists.


New TMA Leaders Chosen Amid Historic Pandemic - 06/01/2020

Despite the suspension of the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, special provisions in TMA’s bylaws allowed for limited elections to take place on May 2, including that of Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, as president-elect. And Diana L. Fite, MD, took office as planned as TMA’s 155th president.


Houston Emergency Physician Becomes TMA’s 155th President Amidst Public Health Emergency - 05/05/2020

Standing in a near-empty auditorium in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) headquarters, Houston emergency physician Diana L. Fite, MD, today took the oath of office to become the 155th president of America’s largest state medical society. TMA installed Dr. Fite as president before a live and online gathering of the organization’s Board of Trustees and outgoing president David C. Fleeger, MD.


San Antonians Elected TMA Alliance President, President-Elect - 05/05/2020

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected two San Antonio residents as its president and president-elect. President Martha Vijjeswarapu and President-Elect Jennifer Hailey Lewis began their one-year terms Friday. TMAA is the community service and advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and their spouses and partners.


TMA Names Valley Physician President-Elect, Picks Top Posts in Historic Meeting - 05/05/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the action of the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) “Disaster Board of Trustees” to fill in for its policymaking body to elect TMA’s president-elect for the first time in its 167-year history, choosing Edinburg internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, for the position, while also naming several other top leaders.


It’s Your House – Come On In - 03/31/2020

The Texas Medical Association House of Delegates. That’s a mouthful. It’s also a great house. And it’s your house. The House of Delegates is nearly 600 women and men physicians, residents, and medical students of all specialties


Some of TexMed 2020 Going Virtual - 03/18/2020

TexMed 2020 will not take place in Fort Worth on May 1-2, Texas Medical Association President David C. Fleeger, MD, announced Tuesday. The TMA House of Delegates, however, will convene in a virtual format on those same dates, using a focused agenda to address the key issues before the house.


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.


Have Fun and Network at TMA Foundation Gala - 02/12/2020

The art of medicine and the artistic side of Fort Worth will be celebrated at the TMA Foundation gala, which helps support TMA’s health improvement, science, and quality of care programs, and family of medicine community health initiatives.


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.


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.


It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the TMA Foundation’s Annual Gala - 09/09/2019

The 2020 Texas Medical Association Foundation gala – scheduled for Friday, May 1, in Fort Worth – will recognize Fort Worth for its vibrant art scene and honor the unique ways in which physicians treat each patient.


Why You Should Exhibit at Texmed - 09/05/2019

TexMed is Texas Medical Association's premier educational showcase and expo that gathers more than 1,500 Texas physicians and medical students in one place for a chance to enhance patient care, stay abreast of clinical updates, and discuss key issues with experts in the field.


TexMed Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities - 09/05/2019

From signature events to convention-wide branding exposure, sponsorships and marketing tactics get attendees’ attention. Reinforce your positive brand image, generate long-term recognition, and increase sales by including a customized sponsorship and marketing package in your TexMed 2011 plan.


Q&A: SeattleMamaDoc Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Headlines TexMed 2019 - 08/02/2019

Digital innovator, Seattle pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, will share her expertise at the May 17 opening general session at TexMed 2019 in Dallas. The title of Dr. Swanson’s talk: “How Technology is Transforming Health Care and the Physician-Patient Relationship.” Her answer to that question: “Rapidly and at a pace that’s hard for us to keep up.”