Physicians under the age of 40 or 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.
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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.
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.
The 2020 scholarship application has closed.Applicants will be notified of their status via email in late March 2020.
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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After careful consideration, the TMA Board of Trustees has made the decision not to hold TexMed 2020 in Fort Worth on May 1-2. Members of the Young Physician Section have voted to postpone their May meeting and are currently scheduled to meet again at the 2020 TMA Fall Conference in September.
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. Elections are traditionally held at TexMed, however, due to the pandemic, YPS members have voted to postpone their May meeting and extend the terms of the current Executive Council members until their next scheduled meeting.
Applications for leadership positions will be solicited in summer 2020. To get involved, contact the Section Coordinator.
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The TMA Bylaws state that one young physician member is to be elected by the TMA House of Delegates and shall serve a two-year term.
Application materials for the 2020-2022 Young Physician member of the TMA Board of Trustees are due February 28, 2020. Information and materials are available through the YPS Section Coordinator.
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