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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Young Texans Win AMA Posts

Congratulations to the Texas medical students and residents who continued the tradition of strong Texas leadership in the American Medical Association. Winning elections during this week’s meeting of the AMA House of Delegates were:
  • John Corker, MD, a resident at The University of Texas (UT) Southwestern, Dallas; and Laura Faye Gephart, MD, at Baylor Scott & White, Temple, were elected sectional delegates for the AMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS). The RFS also voted to endorse Dr. Gephart as one of two candidates for the resident position on the AMA Council on Medical Service. The election will be in June.

  • Jared Bell, from the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, is the new Region 3 delegate for the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS). Jerome Jeervarajan of UT-Southwestern Medical School is the alternate delegate.

  • Megan Swonke from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Milan Raythatha, from Texas A&M Medical School, Round Rock, are the very first MSS Region 3 liaisons to the AMA Foundation. They will be responsible for all region communication and increasing students’ participation in the foundation’s fundraising and community service activities.

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