Texas Student Doctor: April 2010

News from the TMA Medical Student Section  

 Put Yourself Ahead of the Competition  

Attend the Etiquette Dinner on Thursday, April 29, from 6:30-8 pm during TexMed 2010 in Fort Worth and give yourself a leg up during interview or business dinners by knowing proper dining etiquette. Network with your peers while learning appropriate topics of conversation, table manners, menu selections, etc.

The cost is $15 to attend. RSVP with your Section Coordinator .

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 Dance the Night Away  

Volunteer for the  TMA Foundation's Annual Gala  (PDF) and enjoy an evening complete with dinner and dancing!

To sign up, contact  Ashley Agan .

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 Learn Suturing and Intubation Techniques  

Enhance your clinical skills at one of the hands-on, educational workshops during TexMed 2010. There will be two free workshops, one on suturing and one on intubation. The sessions will run concurrently.

RSVP required  on a first come-first serve basis.

Register now  for TexMed.

The full schedule is:

 Thursday, April 29

 6:30 pm

 8:00 pm

 Etiquette Dinner 

 Thursday, April 29

 8:30 pm

 10:00 pm

 Section Mixer (Cash bar)

 Thursday, April 29

 8:30 pm

 10:00 pm

 MSS Executive Council meeting

 Friday, April 30

 6:30 am

 8:00 am

 MSS Caucus (Breakfast provided)

 Friday, April 30

 8 am

 9:30 am

 House of Delegates Opening Session

 Friday, April 30

 9:30 am

 Noon

 Reference Committee meetings

 Friday, April 30

 12:30 pm

 1:30 pm

 MSS Chapter Presidents Meeting (Lunch provided)

 Friday, April 30

 1:30 pm

 2:30 pm

 MSS Workshops, Suturing and Intubation 

 Friday, April 30

 2:45 pm

 4:15 pm

 MSS Business Meeting

 Friday, April 30

 4:30 pm

 5:30 pm

 General Session

 Saturday, May 1

 6:30 am

 8 am

 MSS Caucus (Breakfast provided)

 Saturday, May 1

 8:30 am

 Noon

 House of Delegates

 Saturday, May 1

 1:30 pm

 5 pm

 MSS Community Service Project

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 MSS Executive Council Elections  

TMA is accepting nominations for the 2010-2011 Medical Student Section Executive Council.

Available positions include chair, vice chair, reporter, TMA delegate co-leader (two positions) and American Medical Association delegate co-leader (two positions). All terms of office are one year, beginning at the close of the TexMed 2010 through TexMed 2011.

To apply, submit a letter of intent and current CV to your Section Coordinator.

Complete position descriptions are available here.

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 Serve on TMA Board, Council or Committee  

Applications are open for 2010-2011 MSS representative and alternate representative positions to the TMA boards, councils, and committees. To apply, complete the  online application form  and submit a current CV to your  Section Coordinator.

All positions are one-year terms and you are expected to attend all three meetings during your service. Most groups meet in conjunction with TMA conferences (Fall Conference, Winter Conference, and TexMed). A brief description of each board, council and committee is available  here.

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 TMA Offers Educational Loans  

Do you know TMA offers educational loans to students attending Texas medical schools? These small, private loans are often included in students' financial aid packages. Depending on which medical school you attend, you may be eligible for a $3,000 or $4,000 loan with a 4.4-percent fixed interest rate. 

Each school handles the funds a little bit differently, so if you are interested in this program, see the TMA Web site, or call (800) 880-2828. 

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 TMA on Facebook and Twitter 

For more inside news about TMA events and issues, become a fan of the Medical Student Section on Facebook.

You also can stay up-to-date about Texas medicine by subscribing via RSS to Blogged Arteries , which provides breaking news you need to know, and by following TMA @texmed on Twitter.

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July 18, 2013