TPS sections

TPS offers Sections for each stage of a pediatrician’s career. Sections are open to all dues paying TPS members at no extra fees.

Medical Student Section

TPS created the MSS in the mid 1990s to provide future pediatricians with an opportunity to grow professionally and help prepare them for their future in pediatrics. This organized membership section helps focus attention on issues unique to pediatrics and to Texas' students and also provides an outlet for students from all over Texas to communicate and network with each other. Annual dues for a student membership are only $15.

Resident/Fellow Section

All residents and fellows who are currently enrolled in a Texas Resident/Fellow program are eligible for TPS membership. Resident members are encouraged to participate in any of our 18 committees and attend our Annual Meeting in the fall. Attending meetings allows residents and fellows to network and enhance knowledge and interest in the profession.

Only available to TPS residents and fellows is our Resident & Fellow Section Electronic Poster Exhibit Contest. Residents and fellows can take the opportunity to win cash and recognition in the Electronic Poster Exhibit contest by submitting a PowerPoint Presentation for any or all three categories established by TPS Medical Education Committee. Annual dues for a student membership are only $15.

Early Career Physicians Section

Physicians under the age of 40, or who have been in practice 5 years or less can participate. TPS’ goal is to help the Early Career Physicians Section (ECPS) establish peer networks in new cities, practices and identify specific interests relevant to the physician just entering practice.

Early Career Physicians can join TPS committees as representatives of ECP 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.

Office Managers Section

TPS formed the Office Managers Section to be a voice and resource for pediatric office managers in Texas. TPS works to improve the effectiveness of pediatric practices by providing office managers with information, education, and a professional network. Pediatric office managers, administrators and staff whose employer is a member of the TPS are invited to join. Membership benefits include:

  • Assistance with billing and coding questions
  • Monthly practice management newsletter
  • Access to online discussion forums
  • Discounts on Conferences and Seminars