El Paso Medical Student Elected to TMA Board of Trustees

May 2, 2022


Abhishek Dharan, a student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, was elected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body elected new leaders at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, held in Houston this year. Mr. Dharan will serve a one-year term representing the TMA Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) on the board.

Abhishek Dharan 190x190“I am extremely honored to be elected to represent medical students, TMA, and patients as a member of the TMA Board of Trustees,” Mr. Dharan said. “Texas physicians are at the intersection of many critical issues in health care, and our patients rely on TMA to help guide Texas and America as a whole toward a better healthcare system. As a member of the board, I am excited to help our members move medicine!”

Mr. Dharan has been a TMA member throughout medical school. He has served as a co-chair of the TMA-MSS Delegation. He also served as the chair of the Texas medical student delegation to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. As a result of those experiences, he has mentored other medical students to adopt advocacy leadership roles.

Mr. Dharan said as a board member he hopes to support Texas patients, physicians, and medical students. “I look forward to advocating about issues related to the medical school experience and the transition to graduate medical education – including residency spot allotment – so our medical student graduates can stay in Texas for residency in their desired specialty without having to seek training opportunities elsewhere,” he said.

Mr. Dharan is a member of the El Paso County Medical Society.

He will receive his medical degree this year. Mr. Dharan graduated with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 56,000 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.


Contact:   Brent Annear (512) 370-138; cell: (512) 656-7320 brent[dot]annear[at]texmed.org

Swathi Narayanan (512) 370-1382; cell: (408) 987-1318 swathi[dot]narayanan[at]texmed[dot]org

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May 04, 2022

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May 02, 2022