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The Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) is led by a governing council that serves as a voice and advocate on issues unique to Tennessee residents and fellows. TMA RFS strives to provide a platform for the next generation of physician leadership to help shape the policy environment of the future of medicine. Any licensed physician in an accredited post-graduate training program in Tennessee is eligible to join the section as an active member.

As a resident and fellow member of the TMA, you’ll have access to the programs, benefits, and services of the state’s largest physician organization including:

  • A Voice in Organized Medicine: Provides members with an active voice in the decision-making process of the Association
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking: Join us for local and regional meetings – both educational and social
  • Advocacy and Representation: Learn the legislative process and meet your elected officials
  • Professional Development and Education: The TMA offers information to physicians-in-training about the business side of medicine as well as CME courses

Engagement Opportunities for TMA-RFS

BRIDGING THE GAP: Did you miss out on JII's Student and Resident Webinar Series, "Bridging the Gap?" Check out the links below to watch the recordings from the October 2023 Sessions. 

The John Ingram Institute for Physician Leadership's webinar series, "Bridging the Gap," sponsored by the State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company (SVMIC) and the Tennessee Medical Education Fund (TMEF), is designed to provide leadership training and career preparedness for medical students and residents. 

October 9, 2023 – Kathi Rennick, Medical Billing and Coding
October 23, 2023 – Jeff Woods, JD, Reducing Risk in the Office Setting
October 30, 2023 – Blake Wilson, Financial Management for New Physicians 

GRASSROOTS NETWORK: TMA supports resident and fellow involvement in advocacy by facilitating opportunities to assist in policy development and build grassroots relationships with state lawmakers. The Grassroots Network helps physicians strategically leverage their medical expertise into political persuasion to directly influence legislation that affects their profession. Interested in participating? Take a brief survey to let us know what issues matter to you.

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.