The TMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) serves as a voice and advocate on issues unique to Texas residents. RFS members help create TMA policy and resolutions that shape the future of medicine. Join TMA today to experience first-hand how residents – like yourself – are given the power and resources to make a difference in your profession.
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.
Success as a physician involves more than the practice of quality medicine. TMA’s free, one-hour seminars help illuminate complexities in the business side of medicine and may meet ACGME requirements. Learn how to negotiate employment and insurance contracts, manage a hospital or practice, and protect health care data from cyber threats.
Use TMA's tools and resources to help eliminate the stress of residency and successfully enter your first practice.
TMA's Texas Jurisprudence Manual and Study Guide
TMA provides step-by-step guidance, and all the resources you need to pass the Texas Medical Jurisprudence exam and get your Texas medical license.
You have a lifetime partner in TMA. We understand the issues residents face, and are prepared to meet your needs now and at every stage of your career.
Are you a physician thinking about accepting an employment relationship? Discover how to evaluate contractual arrangements so you can achieve and protect your best interests. Before you sign an employment agreement, be sure to read this information-packed guide written by a seasoned attorney and discounted for TMA members.
Four Texas medical schools, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations received about $250,000 each to develop new first-year graduate medical education (GME) programs in the state.
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.
To register for this meeting, visit the Advocacy Retreat web page.
Topic: Business Of Medicine - Register here
Topic: Advocacy 101
RFS Business MeetingJan. 29 - Save the Date8 pm (CT)
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Jan. 20 - Application Deadline, TMA-RFS EC Positions- Alt. Delegate – TX Delegation to the AMA, and- Resident appointee to the TMA Board of Trustees.
April 15 - Application Deadline, TMA-RFS EC Positions- Chair Elect- Secretary- Delegate (up to 8 total)- Alternate Delegate (up to 8 total)
To learn more about the above leadership positions, click here.
If you are interested in applying for the 2021-22 TMA-RFS EC position submit a headshot, two-page CV, and brief letter of intent to the section coordinator.
April 15 - Application Deadline, TMA-RFS Board Council Committee PositionsTo apply for a TMA-RFS Board, Council, or Committee (BCC) position for the 2021-22 term, submit your application online by April 15.
TMA-RFS members are able to apply for vacant BCC positions at any time during the year. View the below 2020-21 RFS BCC Appointees list to see what positions may be available and apply online.
2020-21 RFS BCC Appointees .
Stay tuned for the next exchange. Although the 2020 Virtual PHW Exchange has been canceled, we will continue to keep your health top of mind, with a focus on content that helps individuals overcome obstacles to well-being. Explore the past event activities and wellness poster session demonstrations.
Learn Something New
The RFS helps create TMA policy while offering networking, leadership opportunities and business of medicine education. RFS members are able to serve on TMA’s board, council and committees. Appointments are made annually. To apply for the 2020-2021 term, submit an application by April 15.
Become aTMA Leader
Residents and fellows, 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.
See What TMAHas To Offer
The RFS Executive Council is elected each year during TexMed to guide Section activities. To get involved, contact the Section Coordinator for details.
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Meet the RFS Council
Got Resident and Fellow questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.
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