May 19, 2018
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
(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
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
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.
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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