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About the Young Physician Section
TPS’ newest section for young physicians recognizes that young members involvement can start to lead a new generation of advocates for children’s health and safety.
As of April 1, 2008 TPS began developing outreach strategies for young physicians. Through the American Academy of Pediatrics TPS received funding for activities to generate interest among young physicians to start such as section.
Why a Young Physicians Section?
The goal is to help the Young Physicians Section (YPS) establish peer networks in new cities, practices and identify specific interests relevant to the physician just entering practice. Young Physicians can join TPS committees as representatives of YPS to voice the concerns, coordinate programs and activities that further enhance the practice of medicine. TPS offers leadership opportunities for all stages of a pediatrician’s career.
How are Can You Become a Member of the Section?
First, you must be a member of the TPS. To find out more go here. Your age automatically makes you a member of the section. If you have been in practice for less than 5 years please contact the Membership Services Manager below.
Already a Member but Know Young Physicians Who Should Join?
Make sure to tell them to mention you when filling out the application in the text box, "How Did you Hear About TPS!"
Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program
The 81st Texas Legislature passed a bill creating a new physician loan repayment program that will pay up to $160,000 to physicians who agree to practice for four years in primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas, many of which are located in rural communities as well as urban centers.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the final rules in October 2009. This page will be updated as the program is implemented. Please note that official information about the program can be accessed through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or the Texas Department of State Health Services
The Health Resources and Services Administration is now accepting new applications to support loan repayment for bonafide educational debt for primary care medical, dental and certain behavioral/mental health clinicians who want to work at National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites. In exchange for the loan repayment assistance, clinicians serve for two years with the Corps. The new funds, totaling almost $200 million, are expected to support about 3,300 clinicians that will serve in health centers, rural health clinics and other health outpatient/ambulatory care sites that care for uninsured and underserved people.
Young Physician Resources
For more information contact:
Crystal Healey, Membership Services Manager
401 West 15th Street, Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701