Young Physician Section

  • What Is the Young Physician Section (YPS)?

    Physicians in their first eight years of practice are considered "young physicians". With your TMA physician membership, you are included in the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) and are encouraged to participate in its activities and meetings. The YPS provides an opportunity to network with peers, learn about issues affecting newly-practicing physicians, and influence TMA policy through representation in the House of Delegates.

  • Young Physicians: Join TMA’s 2024 Leadership College


    Are you ready to take the next step within organized medicine? TMA's Leadership College offers physicians the opportunity to grow their leadership skills. Important topics covered include interpersonal relationships, negotiation, conflict management, legislative advocacy, and media training. Applications are now open until Friday, June 16 for the TMA Leadership College Class of 2024.

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  • Young Physician Section Member Highlight

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    Emma Dishner, MD, MPH

    Meet Dallas infectious diseases physician, Emma Dishner, MD, MPH, chair-elect of the Texas Medical Association’s Young Physician Section.

    What benefits have you derived from your membership in the section?
    In the YPS there is a camaraderie of feeling the pressures of proving oneself at work, feeling the pressures of home life, and wanting also to make a difference for our profession. I find this camaraderie very comforting.

    Find Out About Dr. Dishner
  • Leadership

  • YPS Leadership

    The Young Physician Section is governed by its operating procedures and led by the YPS Executive Council. The YPS Executive Council is currently comprised of the chair, chair-elect, TMA delegates and alternates, and AMA delegates. Click here to learn more about the duties of each position.

    Read the Letter From the Chair

  • TMA Leadership College

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    The Texas Medical Association Leadership College (TMALC) is an intensive leadership program designed to identify, orient, and train young physician members for future leadership positions within TMA, specialty and county medical societies, and throughout their careers.

    Leadership Training for Young Physicians  
  • Section Awards

  • Young at Heart Award

      • The TMA Young Physician Section Young at Heart Award was implemented in 1992 to recognize a TMA physician member or group of TMA physician members who have provided exceptional guidance and support to the Section or to young physicians in general.
      • Nominations for the 2023 Young at Heart Award have now closed. The award will be presented at the YPS meeting during TexMed 2023.
  • Michael O'Malley, MD, Memorial Scholarship

    The Michael O’Malley, MD, Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a senior at a rural Texas high school who excels in science and intends to pursue education in the field of medicine on their way to becoming a physician.

    Dr. O’Malley, a recipient of a similar scholarship himself, was an internal medicine physician in Galveston and past chair of the TMA Young Physician Section. In his memory, this scholarship is intended to assist the most talented students pursue a career in medicine.

    Applications for the 2023 scholarship have now closed. Applicants will be notified of their status in April 2023.

  • Free Education and Resources

  • Tips for Navigating and Negotiating Contracts

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    As a physician, you are party to a wide variety of contracts with vendors, employers, partners, secondary providers, and more. Unfamiliarity with the language used in contracts as well as negotiation tactics can put you at a disadvantage and even at risk for liability. 

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  • Learn Through TMA

    Whether you’re just starting out, joining an established group, or need help growing your practice, tap into TMA education and professional development programs to learn about everything from medical records management to marketing. No matter how you choose to practice, be sure to access free TMA resources for personal and professional growth.

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    TMA Career Center

    The Career Center is a one-stop location to find job opportunities in Texas; connect with top health care employers; get assistance with your CV, and more.

    If you’re hiring physicians or medical staff for your organization, TMA has special packages and products available to help you find the perfect candidate.

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    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?