Medical Student Named TMA Student of the Year
Bishop recently completed his MBA in Health Organization Management at Texas Tech.
The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) awarded Justin M. Bishop, a second-year medical student, the Student of the Year Award at the TMA’s annual conference in Fort Worth on May 2.
Steven L. Berk, M.D., TTUHSC executive vice president, provost and School of Medicine dean, said Bishop has been a leader in student education at all levels.
“We congratulate Justin on this TMA-MSS Student of the Year Award,” Berk said. “This recognition is a credit to his exemplary leadership and his commitment for addressing issues for students across the state. This demonstrates how our School of Medicine students are representing our school at state and national levels.”
Bishop recently completed his MBA in Health Organization Management at Texas Tech through the M.D./MBA dual degree. Nationally, he was a student delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. He served on the council of the AMA-MSS Committee on Economics & Quality in Medicine.
At the state level, he served on TMA’s Board of Councilors, an ethical policymaking panel. He served on the Reference Committee on Medical Education and as the Lubbock Campus Delegate. He also was instrumental in the rebranding efforts of the TEXPAC membership committee.
He also has served as treasurer of the Texas Medical Association student chapter at TTUHSC and the TTUHSC Preventive Medicine Club. He has been president of the TTUHSC Student Interest Group in Neurology and also received the TTUHSC President’s Scholar Award 2013-2014.
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