• 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 YPS Executive Council is elected annually to direct Section activities. Elections for the 2016-2017 term will be held during TexMed on April 29. To apply, submit a letter of intent and CV to your Section Coordinator.
    • Submit an Abstract for Poster Session

      Submit your work for the fourth annual TMA Quality Poster Session to be held in April. The poster session is a chance for physicians and medical students to share their breakthroughs and best practices for better patient care. 
    • TexMed 2016

      Join us for the next YPS Business Meeting on Friday, April 29 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas during TexMed 2016. Conference attendance is free for TMA members.
    • Updated Publication on Employment Contracts

      Are you a physician thinking about accepting an employment relationship? Whether you are just starting your practice or making a career-changing move, discover in detail how to evaluate contractual arrangements so you can protect your best interest. Updated Dec. 2015.
  • 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.