Family physician members named to physician leadership program
The Texas Medical Association has selected the incoming scholars of the TMA Leadership College and the Class of 2013 includes four TAFP-member family physicians: Christopher Berry, M.D., of Dallas; Lindsay Botsford, M.D., M.B.A., of Houston; Chad White, M.D., of Hamlin; and Travis Bias, D.O., of Pflugerville.
The TMA Leadership College was established in 2010 as part of TMA’s effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership within organized medicine. TMALC graduates serve as thought leaders who can bridge the divide between clinicians and health care policymakers, and serve as leaders within their local communities. Scholars receive more than 40 hours of classroom instruction in topics including team building, communication skills, conflict management, legislative advocacy, and media training. The TMA Leadership College was designed for active TMA members under the age of 40 or who are in their first eight years of practice.
Gregory Johnson, M.D., a family physician in Pearland and TMALC class of 2011, said in a TMALC brochure, “TMA Leadership College has been one of my most exciting experiences: to interact with so many energetic, talented, and thoughtful individuals who are really interested in not only promoting the profession of medicine, but also promoting the overall care of their patients.”