Texas Student Doctor: January 2010

News from the TMA Medical Student Section  

Winter Conference Coming  

Mark your calendars for the 2010 TMA Winter Conference Jan. 29-30 in Austin. The conference will be at the new AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on The University of Texas campus in Austin.

Here's the Medical Student Section meeting schedule:

Friday, Jan. 29
6:30-7:30 pm
MSS Chapter Presidents Meeting
AT&T Center Salon B, Level 3

7:30-9 pm
MSS Executive Council Meeting
AT&T Center Salon B, Level 3

Saturday, Jan. 30
7:30-8:30 am
Legislative Presentation/Resolution Writing Workshop (open to all)
AT&T Center, Room 203, Level 2

11:30 am-1 pm
MSS Business Meeting (open to all)
AT&T Center, Room 203, Level 2

1-5 pm
MSS Leadership Training
AT&T Center, Room 203, Level 2

You can register online for the meeting until 5 pm Jan. 22.

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Help Feed the Hungry  

How's this for a good deal? Do something good for other people and get something free in return.

Your school   can get a free hotel room for TexMed 2010 in Fort Worth next May by donating food or money to the TMA Medical Student Section Winter Food and Fund Drive.

Donations are accepted until Jan. 30. You can donate to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas online or bring money and canned goods to the MSS meeting at the TMA Winter Conference next month. $1 equals four cans of food. The school that raises the most money will receive a free hotel room for TexMed. The school will determine who gets to occupy the room. Other prizes will be awarded during the MSS Business meeting at the winter conference.

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Learn How to Lobby  

You can increase your awareness of legislative issues affecting medicine, foster relationships with legislators through political involvement, and gain real-life education in the practical aspects of physician advocacy during the American Medical Association's Lobby Day  Feb. 28-March 1 at the Holiday Inn Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Lobby Day activities will include interactive educational sessions on effective advocacy and lobbying techniques, briefings on legislative issues currently before Congress, and a full afternoon on Capitol Hill meeting with legislators and their staffs.

You must register by Jan. 21. It's free and a limited number of free hotel rooms are available for AMA members.

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AMA-MSS Regional Meeting in Dallas  

Technology in medicine is on the agenda for the Region 3 American Medical Association Medical Student Section meeting in Dallas Feb. 5-7.

The agenda is not yet available.

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TMA Offers Educational Loans  

Do you know TMA offers educational loans to students attending Texas medical schools? These small, private loans are often included in students' financial aid packages. Depending on which medical school you attend, you may be eligible for a $3,000 or $4,000 loan with a 4.4-percent fixed interest rate. 

Each school handles the funds a little bit differently, so if you are interested in this program, see the TMA Web site, or call (800) 880-2828. 

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TMA on Facebook and Twitter 

For more inside news about TMA events and issues, become a fan of the Medical Student Section on Facebook.

You also can stay up-to-date about Texas medicine by subscribing via RSS to Blogged Arteries , which provides breaking news you need to know, and by following TMA @texmed on Twitter.

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