Byron Smith isn’t a doctor yet and won’t be for at least a couple more years. But the second-year UTMB medical student said that when the time comes to start his medical residency and later start a practice, he wants to do it in Texas. For that reason, Smith joined hundreds of doctors and medical professionals on Tuesday for a “white coat invasion” of the Capitol as part of a lobbying day organized by the Texas Medical Association. In total, the medical association sent 289 people to Tuesday’s event. That nearly a third of them were UTMB students should carry some weight with state leaders, said Steve Brotherton, the group’s president-elect. [Note: Paid subscription required.]