Connect with Students, Physicians: Volunteer for TMA Foundation’s Gala
By David Doolittle


Looking for a chance to meet other medical students from around the state?

Want to get to know some great physicians and other medical professionals?

Looking for a way to be a part of TexMed 2020 in May?

Volunteer now for the Texas Medical Association Foundation Gala, which will be held in conjunction with TMA’s annual meeting, TexMed 2020, on May 1.

Up to 50 Texas medical students volunteer each year at the gala, which features a cocktail reception, a seated dinner, live music and dancing, and the opportunity to network with more than 500 physicians and community and business leaders from across Texas. 

Volunteers also help raise funds to support TMA and Family of Medicine health improvement programs, including medical student chapter community projects such as Be Wise – ImmunizeSM, Hard Hats for Little Heads and chapter grants.

Volunteer duties could include:  

  • Assisting with event décor set-up; 
  • Overseeing other volunteers;
  • Guest check-in at registration; 
  • Guest check-out for silent and live auction winnings; 
  • Mobile and live auction bidding assistance; and 
  • Make-A-Difference drive bid recording.  

Volunteer shifts are available from 5:30 to 9:30 pm, or from 7 to 11 pm. A few volunteers will also be needed from 9 am to noon and from 1 to 4 pm. Any amount of time you can spare is appreciated. 

Sign up online before April 15, or contact TMA Foundation's Sean Dunham at (800) 880-1300 or via email to sign up or for more information. If signing up online, enter your medical school's name under "group name."

Last Updated On

February 20, 2020

Originally Published On

January 26, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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