50-Year Club and Retired Physicians

 The Board of Trustees of the Texas Medical Association approved the formation of a 50-Year Club in November 1984.

The first meeting of the new club was in May 1986.  The club meets once each year in conjunction with TMA’s TexMed: Educational Showcase & Expo.

Candidates for membership are Texas physicians who have graduated from medical school 50 or more years past.  Each year, qualifying physicians are invited to become members of this strictly volunteer social club.


There are no officers for this Club.  The group has evolved into a purely social format.

Past Presidents (Although no longer elected, past presidents are recognized.)


In 1998, the 50-Year Club received the Young at Heart Award, presented by the Young Physician Section (YPS). Thanks to financial support from the 50-Year Club, the YPS was able to increase from one to three the number of scholarships awarded.


The 50-Year Club meets annually during TMA's annual conference.  Members are encouraged to join us for dinner and dancing!  An invitation is mailed each February.  More information available in the TMA conference area of this website.  

Staff Contact: Gail Schatte at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1600 or email 50-Year Club.

Retired Physician Groups in Texas

Local retired physician groups allow senior and retired physicians a forum to remain active and involved in organized medicine and the local community. They provide a forum to advocate for the issues important to retired physicians, an avenue to continue communication with colleagues, and promote opportunities for involvement and community service.

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