The Texas Medical Association Women Physicians Section (WPS) 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 section is open to all TMA member physicians. Female physician members are automatically included in the Women Physicians Section and are encouraged to participate in its activities and meetings. The section provides opportunities to network with peers, discuss issues affecting women physicians, and influence TMA policy through representation in the TMA House of Delegates.
The Women Physicians Section was formed in response to TMA members' requests for more opportunities for engagement and programming for women physicians. Click the articles below to read more about how the section came to be.
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The Women Physicians Section is led by the Executive Council. The council is comprised of the chair, chair-elect, immediate past chair, secretary, TMA delegate and alternate, and AMA-WPS associate and alternate.
Meet the 2023-24 WPS Executive Council.
To learn about WPS executive council positions, and apply for the 2024-25 term, submit an application, attaching a headshot, two-page CV, and a brief letter of intent by Jan. 15.
Read the Letter from the WPS Chair
The TMA Women Physicians Section (TMA-WPS) established the May Owen, MD, Outreach Program to partner with small and mid-sized county medical societies to provide women physician programming and activities at the local level. Additionally, metro county medical societies may apply if in collaboration with surrounding societies for joint events.
The County Medical Society can use the funds to provide physicians opportunities to engage in local networking events, attend presentations specific to the priorities of female physicians, or utilize offerings provided in TMA’s Education Center for a CME watch party.
Learn More and Apply
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, ChairContact: Brissa.Vela@bcms.org
Dallas County Medical Society Women in Medicine ForumKaren Saland, MD, ChairContact: sarah[at]dallas-cms[dot]org
Tarrant County Medical Society Women in Medicine CommitteeAnn Ranelle, DO, ChairContacts: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Harris County Medical Society Women Physicians SectionRuhi S. Soni, MD, ChairContact: LaCoya_Boone[at]hcms[dot]org
Travis County Medical Society Women in Medicine CommitteeLauren Crawford, MD, ChairContact: bclare[at]tcms[dot]com
Collin-Fannin County Medical Society Women in Medicine CommitteeNeha Dhudshia, ChairContact: email@example.com
Lubbock County Medical Society Women in Medicine EventsMichele Tarbox, MD, and Piyush Mittal, MD, Co-ChairsContact: Juanema@lcgcms.org
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The WPS selected Unconscious Bias in Medicine, an enduring CME program offered by Stanford University School of Medicine, as a training program to address gender disparity in the physician workforce and promote greater diversity in medicine.
All TMA members can participate!
Women Physician-Related CME Opportunities
Articles on Women in Medicine
Articles on Leadership
AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS)
AMA-WPS Inspirational Physicians Recognition Program
American Medical Women's Association blog
"We take our charge very seriously in trying to advocate for women physicians and the women of Texas." – Sara Dyrstad, MD, Women Physicians Section, TMA
Subscribe to WPS Emails
Leadership SummitJan. 25-27Hyatt Regency AustinInformation & Registration
WPS Business MeetingSaturday, Jan. 27 • 7:30-9 amRSVP for Section Business Meetings
Apply to run for Executive Council positions: chair-elect; secretary; TMA alternate delegate; AMA-WPS associate; and AMA-WPS alternate associate
To apply, submit an application, attaching a headshot, two-page CV, and brief letter of interest.
Join the group! This is an opportunity for TMA woman physician section members to converse informally, collaborate, and exchange information.
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This section is inclusive of all TMA member physicians, with female TMA members automatically included in event and meeting announcements. If you would like to participate and aren't already included, please contact us.
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