Walk With a Doc Seeking Student Chapters
By David Doolittle


There are currently 12 medical schools, including yours, in Texas, with several more under development.

Every one of those schools is outstanding in its own way, but each one also is missing something: A Walk With a Doc Texas program.

What is Walk With a Doc Texas?

It’s about as simple as the name suggests: Physicians organize regular walks in their communities and invite their patients, their patients’ families, and others to join them. Walk With a Doc Texas is overseen by a national nonprofit organization to get people active and healthy, and is backed by the Texas Medical Association. Physicians love the opportunity to be active in their communities while promoting an active lifestyle. It’s a win-win!

In 2018, Texas physicians hosted walks in more than 60 communities across the state. However, we have a big, fat zero in the walks hosted by Texas Medical Student Chapters.

That’s why Walk With a Doc challenges every medical school in the country to sign up in 2019. We want to see you walking with your classmates, your neighbors, your family, even with the patients you see in clinic.

So how do you get started?

TMA makes it easy in Texas and it’s FREE. If your student chapter is interested in setting up a Walk With a Future Doc event (see what they did there?), or if you want more information, contact Debra Heater in TMA’s division of communications at (512) 370-1390 or debra.heater[at]texmed[dot]org.

Walk With a Doc Texas is funded by a grant from the TMA Foundation with generous support from TMA Insurance Trust, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Prudential. 

Last Updated On

January 11, 2019

Originally Published On

January 11, 2019

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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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