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TMA Bestows Highest Honor to Congressman Burgess at 2024 Conference - 05/21/2024

In recognition of his two decades of congressional service of writing, improving, and passing legislation to benefit patient care, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) today honored U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-Texas), with its 2024 TMA Distinguished Service Award. TMA leaders recognized Dr. Burgess at TexMed, the association’s annual conference held this year in Dallas. The award is TMA’s highest honor.


TMA Honors Outstanding Physicians, Medical Students, with 2024 Awards - 05/21/2024

The Texas Medical Association is honoring outstanding physicians and medical students across the state with awards for their contributions to their community and organized medicine. TMA recognized the honorees during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held in Dallas.


TMA House Prioritizes Noncompetes, Physician Payment Reform - 05/13/2024

The TMA House of Delegates adopted several policies intended to alleviate economic pressure on physician practices. Those include directing the association to advocate for more statutory limitations on noncompete agreements in employment contracts and protections from health plans’ problematic payment policies. Read more.


Dues Increase, Independent Practice Committee Approved by TMA House - 05/09/2024

With an eye toward strengthening the Texas Medical Association and the Texas physician practices it represents, the House of Delegates approved a handful of new policies that include a phased-in dues increase and a standing committee on independent practice.


ChatGPT Adviser Harvey Castro, MD, Shares AI Insights at TexMed - 05/09/2024

As a Dallas emergency physician, Harvey Castro, MD, began experimenting with ChatGPT – an artificial intelligence chatbot trained on data from the internet to generate human-like responses to text prompts – in November 2022 after asking himself what he’d “want from AI in a hospital setting.”


Physician-Legislator Burgess Wins TMA’s Highest Honor - 05/08/2024

In recognition of his nearly 50-year career spanning obstetrics-gynecology practice in Lake Dallas and 11 terms in Congress, the Texas Medical Association awarded U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville), the 2024 Distinguished Service Award at its annual conference, TexMed, in Dallas on May 3.


Physicians Advocate, Educate, Innovate at TexMed 2024 - 05/08/2024

From cutting-edge CME and robust discussion to the installation of new association leadership and policymaking, this year’s annual meeting in Dallas was filled with excitement as more than 1,200 physicians, residents, and medical students successfully fulfilled the three missions of TexMed 2024: advocate, educate, and innovate.


TexMed 2024 Brings Exciting Speakers to All Attendees - 04/23/2024

Thanks to a new scheduling approach, attendees at TexMed 2024 will experience a more cohesive conference, bringing together members from all different stages in the path of organized medicine.


Fingerprinting Services to Be Offered at TexMed - 04/18/2024

Because many Texas physicians now are required to provide fingerprints to renew their medical licenses, the Texas Medical Association has contracted with Idemia to make these services available onsite at TexMed 2024 for registered conference attendees.


New TMA Section Leaders to be Appointed at TexMed - 04/05/2024

Now is the time to apply for one of several open positions available for section leadership as TexMed 2024 approaches, May 2-4, at the Omni Dallas Hotel.


Testify Online on TMA Business Items by April 12 - 04/03/2024

As delegates prepare for the Texas Medical Association’s annual policymaking meeting next month, members have until April 12 to submit online testimony on business items to be considered by the House of Delegates at TexMed in Dallas, May 2-4.


UPDATE: TMB Continues to Clarify New Fingerprinting Requirement Ahead of License Renewals - 03/11/2024

As the first round of this year’s physician licensure renewals get under way, a new fingerprinting requirement affecting certain renewals has sparked confusion and concern among Texas physicians.


TexMed 2024 CME Submissions Are Open - 01/11/2024

Have an educational topic in mind to be considered for TexMed 2024, taking place at the Omni Dallas, May 2-4, 2024?


TMB to Start One-Time Fingerprinting Requirements for License Renewals - 11/15/2023

Approximately 75,000 Texas physicians seeking to renew their medical license soon will be required to submit their fingerprints, according to the Texas Medical Board.


TMA Awards Scholarships to 15 Minority Medical Students, 2021 - 10/23/2023

Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). Physicians selected the students for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population. TMA announced the winners Friday during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held virtually.


TMA Awards 15 Scholarships to Minority Medical Students - 10/23/2023

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.


TMA Awards Minority Medical Student Scholarships, 2019 - 10/20/2023

Thirteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TMA awarded the scholarships to the students today in Dallas at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.


Scholarships Awarded to Help Minority Students Toward Medical Careers - 10/20/2023

Twelve minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will benefit from a $10,000 scholarship thanks to the TMA Diversity in Medicine program. Physicians selected the students for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population.


Leading in Crisis: Diana L. Fite, MD, Carried TMA During COVID-19 Pandemic - 10/03/2023

Diana L. Fite, MD, carried TMA during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Medical Board Renewed; Special Session Ends - 08/23/2023

The 85th Texas Legislature returned to Austin July 18 for its first called special session. Senate and House members, led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus, have 30 days to address the 20 topics identified by Gov. Greg Abbott starting with the Texas Medical Board sunset bill and other sunset legislation.


TMA House OKs Plan to Stop Cancer Before it Starts - 07/17/2023

The Texas Medical Association House of Delegates on Saturday approved an eight-point plan designed to help reduce resistance to vaccinating children against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV).


TMA Honors Dallas Physician for Work With Resident Physicians - 07/06/2023

Dallas nephrologist Tapan J. Patel, MD, has received the 2023 J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award for his service to medical residents (physicians in training). The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Resident and Fellow Section recognized Dr. Patel during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Fort Worth


Carrizo Springs Physician Receives TMA International Medical Graduate Award - 07/06/2023

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) International Medical Graduate Section (TMA-IMG) recognized Maya Varshney, MD, of Carrizo Springs with the TMA International Medical Graduate Outstanding Physician Award for her exceptional volunteer service outside of her medical practice.


TMA Honors Dallas Physician with “Young at Heart” Award - 07/05/2023

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Young Physicians Section has named Dallas obstetrician-gynecologist Deborah “Debbie” A. Fuller, MD, its 2023 Young at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) presented Dr. Fuller the award during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting.


Texas Medical Students Honor Fort Worth Psychiatrist - 07/05/2023

Texas medical students recognized Fort Worth psychiatrist Ken C. Hopper, MD, today with the 2023 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award, for his commitment to mentoring medical students. The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) presented the award to the physician during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference held in Fort Worth this year.