Texas Student Doctor: August 2010

News from the TMA Medical Student Section

 Mark Your Calendars for Fall Conference  

The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (MSS) will hold several meetings during the TMA 2010 Fall Conference Oct. 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin.

They are: 

Oct. 15    
6:30 pm Chapter Presidents
7:30 pm Executive Council
   
Oct. 16    
7 am Social Issues Task Force
7:45 am Legislative Task Force
11:45 am MSS Business Meeting

Other conference activities include a special session on health information technology (HIT) featuring the man in charge and a panel discussion on health system reform in Texas.

David Blumenthal, MD, national coordinator for HIT for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been invited to discuss the latest developments in HIT at 5 pm on Oct. 15. Then, on Oct. 16, physician and political leaders will discuss shaping health system reform in Texas during a panel discussion that will be part of the conference's General Session that begins at 8:45 am. 

Nathan S. Kaufman, of Kaufman Strategic Advisors, will deliver the keynote address on "Critical Success Factors: Preparing for Inevitable Post-Reform Fixes" during the General Session.

AMA to Meet in San Diego  

The 2010 American Medical Association Medical Student Section (MSS) Interim Meeting will be Nov. 4-6 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

Scheduled events include:

  • Three days of educational programs on a wide range of topics,
  • Policymaking sessions,
  • Eighth Annual Joint Research Symposium,
  • AMA-MSS leadership elections,
  • AMA-MSS National Service Project event, and
  • AMA-MSS Leadership School.

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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July 18, 2013