Hotline Video: TMA Leader Calls For More GME Funds
By Brent Annear

In the Capitol this week, Lubbock internist Cynthia Jumper, MD, urged budget-writing lawmakers to adequately fund graduate medical education so Texas won’t lose ground in physicians per capita. 

This week’s Texas Medical Association Legislative News Hotline video shares several points that Dr. Jumper, a TMA Council on Legislation member, told the House Appropriations Committee on Article III, which covers education. 

Our cameras also take you along for a TMA First Tuesdays at the Capitol lobby day, tracing the steps of a Corpus Christi pediatrician and a TMA Alliance leader as they visit lawmakers in their legislative offices. 

Click below to watch this week’s video.


Also, make sure you receive TMA’s Legislative News Hotline each day, via Texas Medicine Today. Here’s how: Just log in to the Edit My Interests page on your TMA profile. Ensure you get all the legislative updates by selecting "Health care issues in the Texas Legislature" as one of your Grassroots and Advocacy interests, and TMA’s updates on the latest bills affecting medicine will arrive in your inbox as part of Texas Medicine Today at 2 pm each day lawmakers convene at the Capitol throughout Texas’ 86th legislative session.

Last Updated On

March 01, 2019

Originally Published On

February 22, 2019

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Brent Annear

Director, Media and Public Relations 

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Brent Annear is TMA’s director of media relations and PR. He joined TMA in 2001 after working two decades in television news. Brent and his team share TMA’s mission and vision with the world through news releases, blog and social media posts, and videos. He is a University of Texas graduate who hails from Minnesota. Brent is married and has two stepsons. He enjoys photography, golf, travel, volunteering and woodworking projects, and he is a private pilot. 

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