• What is the Young Physician Section (YPS)?

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    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 to participate in activities and programs relevant to the physician just entering practice. The section provides input into TMA policy through representation in the House of Delegates.

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  • 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 TMA members for future leadership positions at the county and state levels.

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  • Employment Contracts for Physicians

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    Are you a physician thinking about accepting an employment relationship? Discover in detail how to evaluate contractual arrangements so you can achieve and protect your best interest. This guide analyzes the risks, benefits, and other considerations of an employment decision. Before you sign an employment agreement, be sure to read this information-packed guide written by a seasoned attorney.

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  • YPS Memo

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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.

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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 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 for 2016 are now closed.

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

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

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?