TMA's Physicians Benevolent Fund
The Physicians Benevolent Fund
(PBF) provides financial assistance to Texas physicians and their families in times of personal hardship. Since 1961, the fund has helped physicians who have faced a life-changing event or illness that ended their medical career, who have become widowed and were left to raise their family alone, and who are elderly and have run through their savings for dementia-related or other long-term care.
Alliance members and their families support the funds financially and through confidential referrals
of physician families that may benefit from assistance. TMA Alliance makes an annual contribution to PBF. Individual donations can be made online
or by check (payable to The Physicians Benevolent Fund). Mail contributions to: TMA Finance Department, 401 W. 15th St., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78701.
Medical Student Loan Fund
The Texas Medical Association invests in the future of medicine through its educational loan and scholarship programs
. Qualified medical students and resident physicians can receive low-interest loans (4.4% fixed interest rate) up to $6,000 through a variety of funds, including the TMA Alliance Medical Student Loan Fund
Contributions to the TMAA Medical Student Loan Fund can be made by check (make payable to TMAA Medical Student Loan Fund). Mail contributions to: TMA Finance Department, 401 W. 15th St., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78701.
Scholarships for Medical Professions
Through the TMAF Family of Funds
, local alliances can receive matching funds to support their medical student scholarships of up to $5,000. The deadline to apply for a matching scholarship is March 31 through the TMAF Medical Student Scholarship and Grant Trust Fund of Dr. Roberto J. and Agniela (Annie) M. Bayardo and the TMAF Hispanic Medical Students Scholarship Fund of Dr. Roberto J. and Agniela (Annie) M. Bayardo.
In addition, the Harris and Travis alliance chapters award scholarships to nursing students through the TMAF Hispanic Nursing Scholarship Trust Fund of Dr. Roberto J. and Agniela (Annie) M. Bayardo.