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.
When it comes to health care, women have specific medical needs that require special attention, from family planning to pre- and post-menopausal care. However, a significant number of Texas women do not have health insurance to access those necessary medical services.
Read: Medicine With a Med Student: A Deep Dive Into Women’s Health Services in Texas, Part 1
TMA resources to help students improve readiness for understanding the role of insurance and policy in health care.
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. (2021-22 MSS Appointees)
Applications are Due by April 15
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.
TMA Winter Conference MSS Business Meeting & Leadership TrainingSaturday, Jan. 29 • NoonHyatt Regency • Austin
Register to AttendBook your Hotel
Join us on Friday night for an all sections mixer to network and get to know your TMA colleagues.
Apply for a TMA-MSS Executive Council PostionJan 20:- Alt. Delegate – TX Delegation to the AMA, and- Student appointee to the TMA Board of Trustees.
April 15:- Chair,- Vice Chair, - Reporter, - AMA Delegate Co-chair (two positions), and - TMA Delegate Co-chair (two positions).
To learn more about the above leadership positions, click here.
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
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 2021-2022 TMA MSS Executive Council (EC).
Free Educational Opportunities
Got Medical Student questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.