MEDICAL STUDENTS

Student membership is free and by becoming an HCMS/TMA member you will have the opportunity to start becoming involved in organized medicine. So don't delay, begin making a difference in your community and your profession and join HCMS/TMA today!

Benefits of Membership

  • The annual First-Year Medical Students' Mixer for first-year students from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston enables students to meet other students and HCMS physician leaders. 
  • Participation on HCMS/TMA Boards, Councils and Committees to build leadership experience.
  • Low interest rates on medical school loans through TMA.
  • Student Scholarship opportunities from TMA to students.
  • Legislative advocacy on issues that concern students identify, such as graduate medical education.
  • Organize and participate in community projects.
  • Rapid access to the associations' accumulated expertise in health care, health law, practice management, medical economics, and public health via TMA Knowledge Center.
  • TMA student e-newsletters, email updates and dedicated staff resources.
  • TMA resources.

Stay Connected

  • Follow and like the BCM and UTH - HCMS TMA AMA Chapters Facebook page. It's a great way to connect with colleagues and promote advocacy efforts across the state.

Opportunities for Participation and Leadership

  • Participate on HCMS Boards, Councils and Committees to build leadership experience.
  • Serve as a TMA officer at the local chapter level.
  • Join top physician leaders and represent students on a TMA board, council or committee that recommends policy to TMA in your area of interest, such as legislative affairs, child and adolescent health or medical education.
  • Run for an elected position at TMA.
  • Attend medical student meetings at TMA's annual meetings (Winter Conference, TexMed, Fall Conference), network with other students across the state, enhance your knowledge of the medical profession, and help develop recommendations for TMA policy.
  • Support TEXPAC, TMA's political action committee, which actively endorses candidates for public office who support medicine's agenda.
  • Participate in First Tuesdays at the Capitol, TMA's organized visits to legislators during the state legislative session, You will receive notices from HCMS about the annual bus trip that takes BCM and U students to one of the First Tuesday events.
  • Participate in TMA's public health initiatives to help your community.

Resources

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RESIDENT AND FELLOWS

By joining, you become a member of both HCMS and TMA. Click to apply online.

Benefits of Membership

  • Attend branch meetings in your area at no cost. Branch meetings offer networking opportunities and CME seminars on the business of medicine, regulatory and legislative issues.
  • Stay informed! With our HCMS Direct email service you can receive emails on topics you choose, such as: Practice Management & Insurance, CME Opportunities, Legislative Issues, and more. Click to sign up for HCMS Direct
  • Participate on HCMS Boards, Councils and Committees to build leadership experience.
  • Attend Young Physician Organization meetings to network.

Opportunities for Leadership

  • Join top physician leaders and represent residents on an HCMS or TMA board, council or committee that recommends policy to TMA in your area of interest, such as legislative affairs, child and adolescent health or medical education. Click here for more information.
  • Run for an elected position at TMA.
  • Attend resident meetings at TMA's annual meetings (Winter Conference, TexMed, Fall Conference) and network with other residents across the state, enhance your knowledge of the medical profession, and help develop recommendations for TMA policy; and
  • Join us for First Tuesdays at the CapitolTMA's organized visits to legislators during the state legislative session.

Resources for Surviving Residency

  • Low interest rates for resident and graduate medical education loans through the TMA.
  • Licensing and credentialing information (e.g., Texas Jurisprudence Manual and Study Guide, containing medical education checklist and FAQ guide).
  • Legislative advocacy on issues that residents identify, such as resident work hours and physician in training permits.
  • Continuing medical education opportunities, including on-demand Webinars and home study courses.
  • Rapid access to the associations accumulated expertise in health care, health law, practice management, medical economics, and public health via TMA Knowledge Center.
  • TMA's resident e-newsletter, email updates and dedicated staff resources.
  • Residents Salary & Debt Report 2015

Help with Transitioning to Practice

  • TMA consulting services at below-market rates for expert advice in setting up your new practice and operating it efficiently from the start.
  • Professional liability insurance through the Texas Medical Liability Trust.
  • Major medical, life and disability insurance and financial services through Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust.
  • TMA's Employment and Recruitment Contract Negotiation Guide.
  • TMA's webinars on the business of medicine.
  • Web-based training to allow convenient access to educational programs.
For questions, contact Ahuva Terk at ahuva_terk@hcms.org or call 713-524-4267, ext. 329.

RETIRED PHYSICIANS ORGANIZATION

The RPO is a dynamic organization with close to 600 members. As a retired or life member of HCMS and TMA, you continue to receive many of the benefits of membership, including access to staff, privileges at the Houston Academy of Medicine/Texas Medical Center Library, and the HCMS website where you can view the Physician Newsletter. You also may attend TMA meetings free of charge and take advantage of their numerous CME opportunities. 

We encourage you to join the RPO which is geared to the interests of our retired physicians. Now that you are dues exempt from HCMS/TMA, the RPO dues of $60 per year are a bargain, and includes your information and photo in the online Physician Directory and access to the new PDF version of the Pictorial Roster and the printed monthly RPO newsletter. 

HCMS PDF Roster - Offers a static view of HCMS Active physician members in the traditional format of the Pictorial Roster. Click below to open your copy of the PDF Roster and download to your computer or mobile device. Users will be able to conduct searches, print individual pages or print the entire PDF Roster. Copies are now available to purchase.
HCMS 2019-2020 PDF Roster
Letter to Physicians Announcing Roster Policy
PDF Roster Order Form - HCMS Members Only

For more information on joining the RPO or to make a reservation for the monthly luncheon, contact Debbi Eschenbach at 713-524-4267, ext. 245 or debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org.

2020 Luncheon Dates:

All monthly luncheon meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise indicated) at the Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77024, at 11:30 a.m.
January 14
February 11
March 10
April (day trip to be scheduled)
May 12
June 9
July 14
August (no meeting this month)
September 15 (will be on 3rd Tuesday for this month only)
October 13
November 10
December 8 (Holiday Party in evening)

RPO important links

For more information on joining the RPO, contact Debbi Eschenbach at debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org or 713-524-4267, ext. 245.