Opportunities for Involvement
Get Involved in TEXPAC
Apply to Become a Leader
Write a TMA-MSS Supported Resolution
Student of the Year
Chapter of the Year
C. Frank Webber, Physician of the Year Award
Leadership Honor Society
TMA created the Medical Student Section (MSS) in the late 1970s to gain a student perspective among members and provide future physicians with a voice in TMA policy. It helps focus attention on issues unique to Texas' students and provides a forum for students to communicate with each other.
Now over 4,800 members strong, the TMA-MSS section helps shape the future of medicine as members participate in the TMA and American Medical Association policy-making process and serve in slotted seats on boards, councils, and committees. Students also have a voting representative on the TMA Board of Trustees. TMA student members also are actively involved in their local county medical societies.
Texas continues to rank among the most successful states in retaining physicians from its medical schools and residency programs, beating out 47 other states, data from 2019 show.
The 2018 freshman class at Texas medical schools contains a record high percentage of women, according to data compiled by the Texas Medical Association. The proportion of female first-year enrollments in Texas rose to 52.3 percent, up from 50.1 percent in 2017, and edging out the previous record of 51.4 percent hit in 2003.
TMA resources to help students improve readiness for understanding the role of insurance and policy in health care.
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.
Education debt is a growing problem that heavily influences which students choose the medical field and discourages many low-income and minority students. There are numerous ways for medical students to minimize their debt load. Visit TMA's student loan refinancing webpage.
TMA's Financial Assistance Programs
Medical student members are provided the opportunity to apply for a one-year term as a representative or alternate representatives on association boards, councils, and committees. Student members of the TMA Board, Councils, and Committees help create policy while offering networking and leadership opportunities. Appointments are made annually. (2020-21 MSS Appointees)
Applications are Due by April 15
For Ali Sawani, attending the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) School of Osteopathic Medicine was a leap of faith.
Increasingly for new physicians, debt hangs over everything in their lives ― their personal decisions about kids and marriage, their choice of specialty, their ability to set up a practice. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) says that 76 percent of all medical school graduates have education debt and that the average debt is $190,000 per person.
The TMA-MSS Leadership Honor Society recognizes fourth year medical students that have actively participated in Texas organized medicine. Submit an application to your Section Coordinator by April 15 for recognition.
Your guide to MSS topics including; policies & procedures, chapter recruitment ideas, elections, funding, resolution writing and more.
Ensure your membership record is accurate by providing your new contact and residency training information.
Join the Special Interest Sections Trivia Night Mixer! Hosted by all six TMA special interest sections, compete for bragging rights, prizes, and fun! Log in on time for a quick mocktail/cocktail mixology lesson before trivia starts!
Register for the Mixer
TexMed 2021May 14-15 Virtual EventRegister for TexMed HereThe next business meeting of the MSS will be held virtually on May 15 at Noon (CT), in conjunction with TexMed.
Register for the Business Meeting
MSS Assembly, AMA Annual MeetingJuneVisit the AMA-MSS webpage for more information.
Jan 20 - Application deadline:
Executive Council (EC) Positions:- Alt. Delegate – TX Delegation to the AMA, and- Student appointee to the TMA Board of Trustees.
To apply for one of the above EC positions, submit a headshot, two-page CV, and brief letter of interest to your Section Coordinator.
Jan 20 - Nomination deadline:
Chapter of the Year Award
Student of the Year Award
C. Frank Webber, MD Award
April 15 - Application deadline:
Board, Council and Committee Positions
Executive Council (EC) Positions:- Chair,- Vice Chair, - Reporter, - AMA Delegate Co-chair (two positions), and - TMA Delegate Co-chair (two positions).
To apply for on of the above EC positions, submit a headshot, two-page CV, and brief letter of interest to your Section Coordinator.
Get ready to navigate medical school with support from the American Medical Association including:
Join AMA today and receive a four-year student membership for $68 and a free gift of choice!
The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) Executive Council is elected annually, to a one-year term, to direct the activities of the section at the state level.
Meet your 2020-2021 TMA MSS Executive Council (EC).
To apply for a position on the MSS Executive Council, submit a CV and Statement of Intent to your Section Coordinator.
Jan. 20 is the application deadline to apply for:- Alt. Delegate – TX Delegation to the AMA, and- Student appointee to the TMA Board of Trustees.The current MSS EC appoints the above positions during their meeting at Winter Conference.
April 15 is the application deadline to apply for:- Chair, - Vice Chair, - reporter, - AMA Delegate Co-chair (two positions), and - TMA Delegate Co-chair (two positions). Elections for the above positions are held during the MSS Business Meeting at TexMed.
Free Educational Opportunities
Got Medical Student questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.