Three Ways to Join/Renew:

1. Call

Join or renew over the phone. Call the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955 with credit card information.

2. Mail

Download the form for your county below, and mail the completed form and payment to TMA Alliance, 401 W 15th St, Austin, TX 78701.
Checks should be made payable to TMAA.

3. Online

Click Join Now or Renew at the top of the page, and follow the instructions to fill out an application or log in to renew.

How to Ask for Membership

The most important thing to keep in mind when asking someone to join is the value that TMAA provides its members. If you love being around others in the Family of Medicine, volunteering within your community, building a relationship with your legislators, or participating in leadership training, you can speak to the value of the Alliance.

The Elevator Speech
How do you talk about the Alliance to others? If you struggle to describe what the Alliance does, and what it means to you, try starting with one of the sample scripts below.

1. There are three reasons to join the Alliance: (1) Meet new friends and connect with people who understand you. We are one of the few organizations providing fellowship and support for the family of medicine. (2) Direct access to legislators and the legislative process so you can help protect the practice of medicine. We can help you connect with your local legislator and get involved – it’s easy and you can do it right from your phone. (3) We provide a variety of ways you can give back to our community.

2. The Alliance is a great opportunity to meet other medical families within your community and build relationships while giving back to your community. We protect the future of medicine through legislative advocacy and participate in several valuable community health programs. Whether you’d like to be more involved in advocacy, want to volunteer in local health programs, or just want to meet and have fun with other medical families in your area, there’s something for everyone with TMAA.

3. The TMA Alliance is a great place for your at every stage of your spouse's or partner's medical career. We provide mentoring opportunities for medical students, valuable networking for residents and new physicians, and an unparalleled level of support and understanding through the challenges and joys of life in a medical family. And not only is the Alliance good for you, but it offers numerous opportunities for you to be good to your community through advocacy, volunteerism, and public health education.

The Phone Script
Tasked with making phone calls, but not sure what to say? Use the sample phone script below to develop an easy, consistent message.

Hi, this is [your name] with [your county alliance]. How are you today?
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I'm reaching out because you haven't renewed your membership for 2020 yet, and I wanted to see if you had any questions about it.
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It's really easy to renew, and you can do it online, by phone, or through the mail. Just go to www.texmedalliance.org and click "Renew" in the top-right corner. If you forgot your login information, just call the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955. You can renew over the phone with them, and reset your password while you're at it!
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If you'd prefer to pay with a check, just mail the statement you received in the mail and send it to the address on the form. If you need a new one, just let me know and I can send it to you!
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Thanks for taking the time to chat! We really appreciate having you as a member, and I hope I'll see you at [next meeting or event]!

The Messaging Matrix
Whether a physician spouse/partner, medical student, resident, or physician, the Alliance has something to offer for every individual. Our messaging matrix details the benefits of TMAA to each of these groups.

Download the messaging matrix.

Have your own benefits you'd like to add? Email sasha.khalifeh@texmed.org!

Responding to a "No"

I don't have time to participate in any of the events.
That's completely fine - you don't have to! Your financial support of the Alliance is just as important as volunteering, and it enables us to carry out the programs that we perform throughout the year.

I don't want to pay "state" dues.
TMAA's support is actually really important to our chapter. They provide all our infrastructure, from database management to dues billing; organize our annual meetings; and manage the website, newsletter, and other membership communications. TMAA staff is always around to answer questions and help our county take our work to the next level.

Tips & Reminders

  • Have a list of projects or events your county has participated in recently at the ready, and be prepared to talk about them! As a member of TMAA and your county alliance, you are the best person to demonstrate how the Alliance can benefit you and your community. If you recently gave away 100 bike helmets to children in your community, raised money for a medical student scholarship, or helped families get out and be active at a Walk With a Doc, make sure to share!