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The Medical Student Section of the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA-MSS) is a student-led component of the TMA, consisting of medical students from all of Tennessee’s five accredited medical schools:

  • East Tennessee State University

  • Lincoln Memorial University

  • Meharry Medical College

  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • Vanderbilt University

 TMA-MSS works to develop future physician leaders and provides many opportunities for interested students to get involved in organized medicine. Join us to learn about relevant healthcare policy issues and advocate for Tennesseans at the local, state and national levels!


Events for Medical Students 

BRIDGING THE GAP: This October, the John Ingram Institute for Physician Leadership will offer a leadership series geared to two key sections - the Medical Students Section (MSS) and Residents and Fellows Section (RFS). The series will be held online on Monday evenings in October and is sponsored by the State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company (SVMIC) and the Tennessee Medical Education Fund (TMEF)

The series is a part of TMA's larger effort to meet the needs of students and residents and will be made available free of charge to members of these sections. Advanced registration is required. MSS and RFS members may leard more and register here

STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: The TMA Medical Student Leadership Summit is a one-day conference designed for medical students interested in organized medicine, advocacy and leadership training. All students currently enrolled in a Tennessee medical school are eligible to apply.

DAY ON THE HILL: TMA’s annual policy briefing and lobby day in Nashville connects physicians directly with lawmakers so they can advocate for their patients and discuss major issues affecting the medical profession in Tennessee.

TMA HOUSE OF DELEGATES: The annual meeting gives physicians from across the state an opportunity to gather as a professional group to present and debate policies that affect the practice of medicine and the delivery of patient care in both Tennessee and the United States.


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