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.
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Meet Temple internal medicine resident Pruthali Kulkarni, DO.
What benefits have you derived from your membership in the section?I have been involved in the TMA throughout my years in medical school and residency. I have gained not only a necessary understanding of the business and politics of medicine, but also developed my leadership style and purpose through my membership. Alongside the above reasons, I have also appreciate the opportunity to develop friendships and connects with like-minded fellow physicians.
The RFS Executive Council is elected to guide Section activities. To get involved, contact the Section Coordinator for details.
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Meet your RFS Executive Council.
Be appointed to a TMA Board, Council or Committee. Apply for a one-year term as a representative or alternate representatives on association boards, councils, and committees. Help create policy while gaining access to networking and leadership opportunities. View the 2023-24 RFS Appointees.
Read the Letter from the RFS Chair
In 2002, the Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section created the J.T. "Lamar" McNew Award to recognize and honor Dr. McNew's dedication to residents and fellows.
During TexMed 2023, TMA's Annual Meeting, the award winner was Tapan J. Patel, MD .
Nominate a physician for the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award by Feb. 20.
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. Learn how to negotiate employment and insurance contracts, manage a practice, and learn about the professional liability coverage.
Use TMA's tools and resources to help eliminate the stress of residency and successfully enter your first practice.
Use TMA's tools and resources to help with your transition to practice.
Texas Residents and Fellows: with all your hard work, you've shown that you have ambition and lots of dreams. Our hope is that you reach all of your goals and achieve your every dream. Still, even with determination and drive, could an unexpected event derail your future plans? Learn why we encourage all young residents and fellows to help protect their financial future against serious illness and injury. At the Texas Medical Association, we're looking out for you.
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.
Virtual Policy Making 101Jan. 11 at 7 pm (CT)Information & Registration
Leadership SummitJan. 25-27Hyatt Regency AustinInformation & Registration
RFS Business MeetingFriday, Jan. 26 • 7-8:30 pmRSVP for Section Business Meetings
Join the group! This is an opportunity for TMA resident and fellow section members to converse informally, collaborate, and exchange information.
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Apply for an Executive Council position: chair-elect; secretary; delegate (up to eight); alternate delegate (up to eight); alternate delegate, TMA Board of Trustees representative, Texas Delegation to the AMA (endorsement).
Apply to submit a poster session for TexMed 2024
Nominate a physician for the J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award.
Apply for 2024-25 board, council and committees (BCC) appointments.*
Got Resident and Fellow questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.
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Employer-provided benefits are often limited, and you may lose your coverage when you change jobs. TMA Insurance Trust can help. Contact them today.
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