Medical Student Section

The 2018 Medical Student Section Program will be held on Saturday, September 8th during the the TPS Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. The program is designed especially to meet your interests. If you would like to join TPS as a Medical Student Section member click here. For more information, please contact Anslee Boozer, 512-370-1563.

2018 Medical Student Section Agenda

9:00 - 9:15

Importance of Pediatric Organization Membership &
How to Make the Most of Your Membership


Marijuana: the State, the Mother, and the Child- As societal attitudes are changing towards marijuana use in the United States, the pediatric population is also being affected. This hot-topic session will discuss the perceived risks of the drug and the consequences for the mother-fetus-neonate triad. 

  •         Speaker:  Sanjeet K. Panda, MBBS, MD, FAAP 


BREAK (Support the Medical Student and Resident Poster contest winners as they discuss their posters during this time.)

10:00 - 11:30

Pediatric Specialty Speed Mentoring-Exploring Specialties-a brief outline of Information about the different pediatric practice settings such as hospital, rural, and private practice settings followed by networking speed mentoring event with the subspecialists listed below


Lunch Break


Residency and You

This panel will cover everything from Interviewing for your Residency and how to get in to the Residency of your choice to tricks of the trade on how to be a successful resident.

2:30 - 3:00

The Opioid Crisis- This session will focus on safely prescribing opioids to pediatric patients, how to better monitor opioids, and advocacy efforts relating to the opioid crisis. 

  • Speaker: Rohit P. Shenoi, MD 


BREAK(Support the Medical Student and Resident Poster contest winners as they discuss their posters during this time.)


Psych for Tykes- This session will focus on pediatric mental health as well as touch on psychopharmacology.

  • Speaker: Nhung T. Tran, MD, FAAP


Jacobi Jug 

This lively fast paced interactive competition among some of the TPS Resident teams will include the review of 5 key topics that physicians state they have a knowledge gap in and engage in discussions that are focused on updating the attendees on the latest information on each key topic.