Mark your calendars for a medical student member meeting during the Texas Medical Association’s 2020 Winter Conference, scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25 at the Hyatt Regency Austin.
The Medical Student Section will hold a business meeting from noon to 1:30 pm Jan. 25, followed by leadership training from 1:30 to 3 pm.
During the meeting, section members will elect a student member to the TMA Board of Trustees and an Alternate Delegate to Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association. To apply for either election, submit a letter of intent and CV to the TMA student coordinator by Jan. 20. Applicants will need to be prepared to interview with Medical Student Section Executive Council members during their meeting Friday, Jan. 24.
Chapter officers elected for the 2020 term are required to attend the leadership training beginning at 1:30 pm, but even if you are not a chapter officer, consider staying for this session. You’ll learn about the TMA resources available to help your chapter succeed. Breakout session topics include legislation, community service, further involvement in TMA, and more.
The General Session will include panel discussions on Texas’ influence on national health care policy, how to use Texas’ new prescription monitoring program (known as PMP Aware) to communicate better with patients, and climate change.
Visit the Winter Conference webpage for more information on the conference, including a full schedule.
You can register for the conference online until Jan. 17, or you can register on site. Attendance is free to TMA members.
MSS awards nominees sought
Nominations are being accepted for the annual Student of the Year Award, Chapter of the Year Award, and C. Frank Webber, MD, Award. Nominations are due by Jan. 20. The winners will be honored at TexMed 2020 in Fort Worth in May.