Young Physician Section

  • What is the Young Physician Section (YPS)?

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    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.

  • 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.

    Leadership Training for Young Physicians  
  • YPS Young at Heart Award

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    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.

    Learn More About the 2019 Award Recipient  
  • Employment Contracts for Physicians

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    Are you a physician thinking about accepting an employment relationship? Do you feel you can’t negotiate your contract, or even know where to begin to negotiate a contract? Learning to unleash your negotiation power can result in better contracts and more money to your bottom line. This webinar provides lessons that will help empower you to take control of contract negotiation.

    Purchase This On-Demand Course  
  • 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 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.

    See Financial Assistance Programs for TMA Members  


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

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