TMA-MSS Chapter Update: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock

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Our chapter, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, has found creative ways to continue involvement with the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) even during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s efforts include:

  • Initiated a personal protective equipment (PPE) task force to help sort, organize, and pack over half a million pieces of medical supplies for local physicians and clinics to provide safe care to the community.
  • Provided two vaccination clinics to ensure Lubbock children were kept up to date with their vaccinations before starting school with our local TMA Alliance chapter.
  • Partnered with the Lubbock Food Bank and Soup Kitchen on two vaccination drives to provide flu vaccines.
  • Conducted virtual resolution writing workshops for incoming students.
  • Attended the first virtual TMA and American Medical Association (AMA) conferences to continue to share our West Texas voice.
  • Advocated for our university to provide automatic TMA and AMA enrollment for all students, as more than 95% of TTUHSC students are enthusiastic about becoming members.
  • Spearheaded a pen pal program, connecting medical students with local nursing home residents who have been struck hard with isolation and social distancing. 

Despite the uncertainty with COVID-19, we strive to empower students’ activism and advocacy in our community, especially in times like this, where it is needed most.

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Last Updated On

December 17, 2020

Originally Published On

December 17, 2020