Physicians in their first eight years of practice are considered "young physicians." With your TMA physician membership, you are included in the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) and are encouraged to participate in its activities and meetings. The YPS provides an opportunity to network with peers, learn about issues affecting newly-practicing physicians, and influence TMA policy through representation in the House of Delegates.
The Texas Medical Association Leadership College (TMALC) is an intensive leadership program designed to identify, orient, and train young physician members for future leadership positions within TMA, specialty and county medical societies, and throughout their careers.
In 1992, the Texas Medical Association’s Young Physician Section created the Young at Heart Award to recognize a TMA member physician or group of physicians who have provided exceptional guidance and support to the section or to young physicians in general. Click here to learn more about the 2020 award recipient.
The Young Physician Section is currently soliciting nominations for the 2021 award recipient.
Nominations must be submitted via the online form by Friday, Feb. 12.
In 2007, the YPS Rural Scholarship was transformed into a memorial scholarship for Michael O’Malley, MD. Dr. O’Malley, a recipient of a similar scholarship himself, was an internal medicine physician in Galveston and past chair of the TMA Young Physician Section. In his memory, this $1,000 award is given to a rural Texas high school senior who excels in science, for use toward continuing his or her education in the field of medicine.
All outstanding rural high school seniors interested in pursuing higher education and becoming a physician can apply for this award. The future of medicine depends on a high-quality applicant pool, and this scholarship helps ensure the most talented students have the opportunity to pursue a career in medicine.
TMA is accepting applications for the 2021 scholarship through Friday, Feb. 19.
To support the continued work of this scholarship, make a donation by contacting the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955.
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A quarterly report to all young physicians from the TMA Board of Trustees. The newsletter serves as a communication tool to address distinctive issues affecting young physicians.
The Young Physician Section will hold their next business meeting in conjunction with TMA Winter Conference on Jan. 28, 2021 at 6 pm. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and registration is required.
Click here to view the meeting agenda
During this meeting, the section will elect four American Medical Association-YPS delegate positions. To apply before the meeting, please submit a two-page CV and brief letter of intent to Melanie Fossett by Jan. 20. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted during the meeting. Please note that you must be a member of AMA in good standing to serve as a delegate.
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The Young Physician Section is governed by its operating procedures and led by the YPS Executive Council. The YPS Executive Council is comprised of the chair, chair-elect, TMA delegates and alternates, and AMA delegates. Click here to learn more about the duties of each position.
Elections for the 2020-2021 Executive Council were held virtually Sept. 10-18, 2020. Applications for the 2021-2022 YPS Executive Council will be solicited in spring 2021.
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