There are many ways to supplement your medical training, enhance your education, and develop leadership skills through TAFP. If you are interested in serving as a medical student officer, download this PDF to learn more about officer positions and their duties.
Securing a Texas medical license can be a confusing and frustrating process, particularly for international medical graduates. The Texas Medical Board recommends that IMGs apply six months before the end of their required training, in the middle of their PGY2 year, to allow time to acquire all supporting documents (with the exception of completion of the required training). Then, the TMB only needs confirmation of completion of PGY2 and they can be licensed. Applicants are encouraged to take the jurisprudence exam soon after they apply, as they must pass before a licensing analyst will be assigned to evaluate the contents of their applications and documents.
The Physician Education Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment funds to physicians who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area for at least four years. Participating physicians must provide health care services to recipients enrolled in Medicaid and the Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Sponsored by the TAFP Foundation and the Council on Health of the Public, TAFP’s annual poster competition provides a showcase for the research of family medicine students, residents, and community physicians. The competition occurs in conjunction with TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. Exhibits are designed to demonstrate a specific research activity, evidence-based review, or case report (students only), with an emphasis on practice-based research.
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center would like to invite all second- and third-year family medicine residents from accredited programs to participate in a four-week cancer rotation at their facility in Houston, Texas.
Family medicine can offer you a vital and satisfying career, and the many residency training programs in Texas can help you attain this career goal. Explore our list of Texas family medicine residency programs by region to find a program that meets your needs.
TAFP is here for you. Without dedicated and knowledgeable clerkship coordinators there would be fewer medical students selecting family medicine careers. We have compiled a few resources to assist you.