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

Open to medical students enrolled in a Texas School of Medicine. The purpose of the section is to provide future pediatricians with an opportunity to grow professionally and help prepare them for their future in pediatrics. This membership section helps focus attention on issues unique to pediatrics.  As a member, TPS provides students the opportunity to communicate, network with each other, as well as residents, residency directors, and practicing pediatricians, and develop early clinical experience. TPS is proud to offer the Pediatric Preceptorship Program. Through this program, medical students are placed (through a matching process) with general pediatricians for a four-week period to learn at a practical level about general pediatric practice.

Membership benefits include eligibility to serve on TPS committees, and an invitation to attend TPS events such as Advocacy Day, Annual Leadership Planning Summit, and TPS Annual Meeting.  Only available to TPS residents, fellows and medical students interested in pediatrics is our annual Electronic Poster Exhibit Contest. TPS offers a clear leadership path for students, such as serving on committees, being appointed to the medical student sub-committee, and being elected to the TPS Board.  Annual dues for a student membership are only $15 and includes membership to the section. 

Resident/Fellow Section

All residents and fellows who are currently enrolled in a Texas Resident/Fellow program are eligible for TPS membership. The purpose of the section is to provide residents and fellows the opportunity to enhance their professional network and to increase interest in Texas-specific issues facing pediatricians and the children of Texas. In addition, TPS residents and fellows will have the chance to participate in academic competitions such as the annual Electronic Poster Exhibit Contest and Jacobi Jug Competition.

Membership benefits include eligibility to serve on TPS committees, and an invitation to attend TPS events such as Advocacy Day, Annual Leadership Planning Summit, and TPS Annual Meeting.  TPS offers a clear leadership path for residents and fellows, such as serving on committees, being appointed to the resident planning sub-committee, and being elected to the TPS Board.  Annual dues for resident/fellow membership are only $15 and includes membership to the section.

Early Career Physicians Section

Open to physicians who are 40 years-old or younger, OR who have been in practice less than 5 years. The goal is to help the Early Career Physicians Section (ECPS) establish peer networks in new cities and identify specific interests relevant to the physician just entering practice. Early Career Physicians can join TPS committees as representatives of ECPS to provide suggestions, voice concerns, and coordinate programs and activities that further enhance the practice of medicine.

TPS offers leadership opportunities for all stages of a pediatrician’s career, from being appointed to serve as a committee co-chair to being elected to the TPS Board. Annual dues for Active membership are $220 and includes membership to the section. First year out of residency or fellowship, TPS offers a 50% discount on Active membership for one-year.

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
  • Two-day education program at the TPS Annual Meeting
  • Discounts on Conferences and Seminars