• Young Physician Section

    • What is the Young Physician Section?

      All 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 a means for physicians under the age of 40 or in their first eight years of practice to participate in activities and programs relevant to the physician just entering practice. The section provides input into TMA policy through direct access and representation in the House of Delegates.

      To apply for TMA membership, complete the online application form.

  • Young Physician Section News and Information

    • Executive Council Elections

      The TMA Young Physician Section Executive Council is elected annually to direct Section activities. Elections for the 2016-2017 term will be held during the TexMed meeting on April 29 in Dallas.
    • Serve on TMA Council or Committee

      Volunteer to serve on a TMA council or committee and help shape the future of your association. TMA accepts nominations annually for terms to begin in May. Young physicians can self-nominate via an abbreviated application. The deadline for submission is Feb. 1.
    • Winter Conference

      Join us for the next YPS Business Meeting on Friday, January 29 at the Hyatt Regency Austin during TMA's 2016 Winter Conference. A casual mixer for all young physician attendees will proceed the meeting. Conference attendance is free for TMA members.
    • Accountable Care Leadership Program

      TMA has partnered with UT Dallas on an interactive, online course to prepare physicians to lead their practice through the significant changes in the health care system. Learn more about the 2016 class and how to apply. Deadline is Jan. 15
  • Section Resources

    • YPS Memo Newsletter
      A monthly 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.
    • TMA Leadership College
      The Texas Medical Association Leadership College  (TMALC) is an intensive leadership program designed to identify, orient, and train young TMA members for future leadership positions at the county and state levels.
    • Calendar of Events
      See all upcoming TMA events.
    • Michael O'Malley, MD Memorial Scholarship
      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 their 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 assure the most talented students have the opportunity topursue a career in medicine.

      Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 15, 2016, and mailed to Texas Medical Association, YPS Coordinator, 401 West 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701. The scholarship winner will be notified by mail in March 2016.

      To ensure the continued work of this scholarship, make a donation by contacting the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955.
    • AMA Young Physician Section
      The American Medical Association Young Physicians Section (AMA-YPS), representing a quarter of all practicing physicians, focuses on the concerns of those physicians under 40 years of age or within the first eight (8) years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training.