You Can Lead the House of Medicine

Who will lead medicine into the future? Will it be you?

If you are 40 or younger or in the first eight years of practice, the Texas Medical Association Leadership College (TMALC) can put you on the path to becoming a leader in TMA and organized medicine. The leadership college now is accepting applications for the TMALC Class of 2012. There is no tuition. This is a free TMA member benefit. June 15 is the deadline to apply.

Now more than ever, TMA needs young new leaders to continue our vision to "Improve the Health of All Texans." Now in its second year, TMALC is an intensive leadership program designed to identify, orient, and train young TMA members for future leadership positions at the county and state levels. Its mission is to ensure strong and sustainable leadership and to promote the role of physicians as trusted leaders in their local communities.

The 2012 class will be limited to 20 to 30 physicians. The program combines the elements of organizational education, skills training, mentoring, and guided experiences that cover the three "Ps" of leadership: philosophy, principles, and practice. 

Class of 2010-11 scholars already are putting their training to work. The majority of class members have been placed in TMA leadership positions, and all have been placed in positions with their county society and/or Texas specialty society.

To learn more about TMALC and the application process for 2011-12, visit the TMA website  or request an emailed application by contacting the TMA Knowledge Center by telephone at (800) 880-7955 or (512) 370-1550 or by e-mail.  The new class starts in Austin, Oct. 20-23, and concludes at TexMed in Dallas, May 18-19, 2012.

Action, June 1, 2011