TCOM Student Named TMA Student of Year

April 29, 2016  

Patrick Crowley, a second-year medical student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), received the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) Student of the Year Award. The Arlington medical student received the award today at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas.  

“This award is truly the greatest of my career as a student,” said Mr. Crowley. “Being selected as an outstanding member by the colleagues whom I hold in such high esteem fills me with great pride.”

Since 1998, TMA-MSS has recognized an outstanding student member who excels in furthering the section’s goals and policies to improve Texas’ health care system. The chapter aims to engage students in organized medicine by encouraging their involvement in local county medical societies, TMA, and the American Medical Association (AMA).

Mr. Crowley joined TMA and AMA in 2014, when he started medical school. Currently, he serves as president of the TCOM TMA/AMA Medical Student Chapter.

As a student, Mr. Crowley already has taken an active role in shaping medical policy. He has represented his local chapter in the TMA House of Delegates, the organization’s policymaking body. And Mr. Crowley has attended advocacy days at the state and national capitols to help influence health care legislation.

Christopher Tan, immediate past chapter vice president, nominated Mr. Crowley for the award. He said Mr. Crowley has encouraged fellow students to become involved in medical policy advocacy.

Mr. Crowley is active in research activities and volunteers at Open Arms Health Clinic, a volunteer-run clinic. He also is a member of the American Academy of Osteopathy and the American Osteopathic Association.

Mr. Crowley is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 with degrees in psychology and philosophy. He is a member of the TCOM class of 2018.

“I hope to continue to work to serve the great Texas Medical Association,” Mr. Crowley said, “both as a student and as a doctor."

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 49,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

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Contact:  Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org

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