Young Physician Section

  • What is the Young Physician Section (YPS)?

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    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.

  • TMA Leadership College

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    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.

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  • 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 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.

    Applications for the 2022 scholarship are now closed.

    Applicants will be notified of their status in June 2022.

    To support the continued work of this scholarship, make a donation by contacting the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955.

  • Tips for Navigating and Negotiating Contracts

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    As a physician, you are party to a wide variety of contracts with vendors, employers, partners, secondary providers, and more. Unfamiliarity with the language used in contracts as well as negotiation tactics can put you at a disadvantage and even at risk for liability. 

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    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

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