Vision: To improve the health of all Texans
Mission: TMA stands up for Texas physicians by providing distinctive solutions to the challenges they encounter in the care of patients.
Goals and Strategies
The Texas Medical Association, the nation’s largest and one of the oldest state medical societies, is the voice of more than 55,000 physician and medical student members across the state committed to improving the health of all Texans. In partnership with 110 county medical societies, TMA physicians have been setting high professional and ethical standards since 1853.
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Edinburg emergency internist E. Linda Villarreal, MD, as its 156th president. Dr. Villarreal was sworn in by a small gathering of the TMA Board of Trustees; departing TMA President Diana L. Fite, MD; and speakers of the TMA House of Delegates policymaking body during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference. Most attendees watched the conference virtually this year. She will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.
TMA and your county society know just how difficult it is to practice medicine in the chaos of today's healthcare environment. That's why we provide members with valuable legal and legislative advocacy, as well as practical help, operational information and hundreds of hours of free CME.
The TMA Disaster Relief Fund received more than $1 million in donations to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. "Although I hope nothing of this magnitude happens again, physicians across the state know they can turn to each other, as well as the Texas Medical Association, in times of need," said TMA Past President Don R. Read, MD.
Thanks to a generous contribution from Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust, hundreds of hours of continuing medical education (CME) in the TMA Education Center are now FREE for TMA members and your practice staff. This new benefit represents TMA and TMA Insurance Trust’s ongoing commitment to supporting Texas physicians in patient care, practice management, and professional development.
Shout it from the rooftops: Success (finally)! Medicine achieved the biggest victory since the passage of Texas' 2003 tort reform liability protections. Just hours before a 21-percent pay cut to physicians was set to take effect, the Senate approved the bill to repeal Medicare's fatally flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, permanently and immediately.
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Organized medicine in Texas is a family of organizations: county medical societies, specialty societies, the TMA Alliance and TMA Foundation.
Working Together for Texas Medicine
Standing behind and standing up for Texas physicians in Austin, DC, and throughout the state.
TMA was born when 35 physicians gathered at an Austin church to set high ethical standards for their profession. The TMA History of Medicine Collection documents the association's long history, and collects and preserves the history of Texas Medicine.
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