Medical Student Section

The 2020 Medical Student Section Program will be held virtually on Saturday, October 17th. 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.

2020 Medical Student Section Agenda

9:30 - 10am

Coffee and Conversation (Optional)  

Join us to network with fellow medicals students in Texas, hear more about your TPS student leadership team, and learn about the TPS Preceptorship Program. 


Welcome and Introductions

  • Emily Dewar, MD - Incoming TPS Resident Board Representative
  • Ali Sawani- TPS Medical Student Board Representative  


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


  • Tammy Camp, MD - TPS President
  • Seth Kaplan, MD - TPS President Elect


  • Mark Ward, MD- Chapter Chair

10:15 - 11:15am

HPV Vaccine Educational Session: This session is in partnership with UTMB- Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health. The project goal is to disseminate information about HPV vaccination to Texas pediatricians and provide educational materials about the HPV vaccine. We appreciate their grant sponsorship!

  • Speaker: Richard Rupp, MD


  • Epidemiology of anogenital HPV infections
  • Reasons why families are hesitant to receive the vaccine
  • Approaches to improve vaccine acceptance


Pediatric Specialty - Exploring Pediatric 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 various subspecialists. Students will have the opportunity to submit questions to specific panelists ahead of time. 

12:00pm-12:15pm Poster Contest Recognition and Remarks 




Pediatric Response to a Global Pandemic 

  • Speaker: Peter Hotez, MD, PhD


  • Identify key aspects of managing pediatric practice in the context of a public health emergency
  • Evaluate lessons learned regarding managing of pediatric practice during a public health emergency
  • Discuss best practices in response to a public health emergency

1:30 - 2:30pm

Residency and You Panel - Residents 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. Students will have the opportunity to interact and engage with panelists via the Zoom chat box.