Texas A&M Medical Student Joins TMA Board of Trustees

May 19, 2018

William Estes, who will enter his fourth year at the Texas A&M College of Medicine (Texas A&M) this summer, has been appointed to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. Mr. Estes begins his term representing the TMA Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) on the board today in conjunction with TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio.

Mr. Estes joined TMA when he started medical school in 2014. He has served as vice chair of the TMA-MSS. He also has been chapter president of the TMA student chapter at Texas A&M and has represented the chapter in TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body.

Mr. Estes has been active at the national level, having served as a voting member on the American Medical Association (AMA) Medical Student Section Governing Council and the AMA House of Delegates.

Currently, Mr. Estes is completing a year as the AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellow in Washington, DC. In that role, he serves as the sole medical student on the AMA’s federal advocacy team, analyzing bills and federal regulations. Among his duties, Mr. Estes organized the 2018 AMA Medical Student Advocacy and Region Conference, scheduling congressional visits for more than 400 medical students from across the nation.

“Everywhere we look, it seems physicians are seeking a bigger role in American politics,” said Mr. Estes. “But what sets involvement through organized medicine apart from other forms of political engagement is its emphasis on patients.

“Groups like TMA help physicians and medical students find new ways to improve the health and safety of the people we serve. That’s a mission I’m eager to contribute to as a member of the TMA Board.”

Mr. Estes hails from Spring, Texas, and is a 2013 graduate of Texas A&M, with degrees in biochemistry and biology. He is a member of the medical school’s class of 2019. He plans to practice psychiatry in rural Texas.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 51,000 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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