The Texas Medical Association Women in Medicine (WIM) Section was established at TexMed 2019 to strengthen female physicians’ engagement and representation in organized medicine through the development of relevant policy, programming, and services. The WIM Section is open to all TMA member physicians. Members identifying as female are automatically included in the WIM Section and are encouraged to participate in its activities and meetings. The WIM Section provides opportunities to network with peers, discuss issues affecting women physicians, and influence TMA policy through representation in the TMA House of Delegates.
Several county medical societies have Women in Medicine groups. Reach out for information about local networking events and educational programming.
Bexar County Medical Society Women in Medicine CommitteeLan-Anh Le Ngo, MD, Chair Contact: Brissa.Vela@bcms.org
Dallas County Medical Society Women in Medicine Forum Sue Scher Bornstein, MD, Chair Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarrant County Medical Society Women in Medicine Committee Ann Ranelle, DO, ChairContacts: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Harris Physicians Organization of Women (POW) Karen A. Delhey, MD, President Contact: LaCoya_Boone@hcms.org
Travis County Medical Society Women in Medicine Committee Michelle Berger, MD, Chair Contact: email@example.com
Collin-Fannin County Medical Society Women in Medicine CommitteeNeha Dhudshia, ChairContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lubbock County Medical Society Women in Medicine EventsMichele Tarbox, MD, and Piyush Mittal, MD, Co-ChairsContact: Juanema@lcgcms.org
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The first WIM Section business meeting will be held at 2019 TMA Fall Conference at the Hyatt Lost Pines, Sept. 13-14. The meeting will include elections for section officers, as well as discussions on operating procedures and section charges. Additional details to be announced.
At the 2019 Fall Conference organizational business meeting, WIM Section members will elect the following positions to the WIM Executive Council: chair; chair-elect; secretary; TMA delegate (1 position, 2-year term); TMA alternate delegate (1 position, 2-year term); AMA-WPS Associate (1 position, 1-year term); and AMA-WPS Alternate Associate (1 position, 1-year term).
To apply, please submit a CV and letter of interest to Melanie Harrison by Aug. 16.
All TMA member physicians who identify as female are automatically included in the WIM Section. If you are not a female physician and would like to support the section, please contact us.
Have a suggestion? Send us a topic request or refer a speaker for an educational event, or tell us about your local Women in Medicine event.
Click here to view details on upcoming and recent events in the WIM series.
Previous sessions in the series:
TexMed 2019A Prescription for Healthy Conversations with Denice Hinden, Author & Consultant
2019 Winter ConferenceSponsorship: What? Why? How? with Dr. Elizabeth Travis, AVP for Women & Minority Faculty Inclusion at MD Anderson Cancer Center
2019 Fall ConferenceWhat's Next? Moving the Discussion Forward with Robin Rather, CEO of Collective Strength
TexMed 2018Define Yourself! Creating a Powerful Personal Brand with Marny Lifshen, Author & Speaker