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. This organized membership section 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. In addition to the 63 slotted positions, the MSS also has a voting representative on the TMA Board of Trustees. TMA student members also are actively involved in their local county medical societies.
The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) Executive Council (EC) is elected annually to direct the activities of the section at the state
level. To apply for a position on the MSS EC for the 2016-2017 term, submit a letter of intent and CV to your Section Coordinator by April 15. Elections are held during the MSS Business Meeting at TexMed 2016.
Save the date for the AMA 2016 Medical Student Advocacy and Region Conference, March 10-12 in Washington, D.C.
Join us for the next TMA-MSS Business Meeting scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1 pm at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. This meeting is held in conjunction with TexMed 2016, Texas Medical Association's annual meeting, expo, and educational showcase, held April 29-30, in Dallas.
The TMA Medical Student Section awards three section awards annually in conjunction with TMA's Annual Meeting.
Chapter of the Year - Paul L. Foster School of Medicine;
Student of the Year - Patrick Crowley, University of North Texas Health Scinence Center at Fort Worth; and
C. Frank Webber, MD Award - TBD.
Applications for the 2017 awards will be accepted starting in October 2016.