Meet New Braunfels family physician Emily D. Briggs, MD, chair of the Texas Medical Association’s Women Physicians Section. Dr. Briggs feels the section is an important part of TMA because “historically, women have been underrepresented in medicine. Over the decades we have made significant strides. However, leadership in medicine does not reflect this advancement.”
Among its top goals, the section aims to increase the number of women physician members serving in leadership roles at TMA, as well as within other organizations in the Family of Medicine, she added.
Dr. Briggs also finds benefit in the section by connecting with other female physicians.
“We share best practices on clinical topics, leadership opportunities, vacation spots, and how we survive every day as a woman, a mother, a daughter, etc., and manage to also be a physician.”
If you are interested in joining the Women Physicians Section, sign up on your texmed.org profile. For more information on all TMA special interest sections, visit the sections webpage.
And check out this issue of Texas Medicine magazine focusing on women in medicine.
Last Updated On
July 04, 2022
Originally Published On
July 01, 2022