Texas Medical Board news
The process with the Texas Medical Board differs from other Medical Boards. Texas has an online application. As such, clients' of MedLicense.com, must submit their application directly to the Texas Medical Board through the TSBME Website themselves. After the application has been submitted by the Physician to the Texas Medical Board, the Physician will then provide a copy of the printed out submission so that MedLicense.com can requests all of the required Applications on the Physician's behalf. MedLicense.com and other third party licensing companies are not allowed to submit the application for the Physician.
The Texas Medical Board has a reputation for being one of the most difficult Medical Boards to obtain licensure. This reputation is not unfounded. Requirements such as 10 years history certification, Jurisprudence Examination, SPEX, the Double Review Process, 3 Attempt and 7 Year limit on the USMLE, the Form L Process, and the problematic loss of verifications which have been delivered to the Texas Medical Board have allowed the Texas Medical Board to be ranked as the worst Medical Board to apply to by MedLicense.com and most of the medical community. Licensing times average between 4 to 12 months. Compare this to a State like Indiana, 35 to 90 days, and you can see why.
Recently the Texas Medical Board adopted new rules which should lessen the pain for experienced Physicians. Unfortunately the licensure process is skewed to penalize physicians who are overly experienced and have been practicing medicine for more than 10 years. The rule change in question concerns the certification of Work History. Previous to the change, the Texas Medical Board required that all Physician have the past 10 years of Work History verified through the Form L process to the Texas Medical Board. Now the Texas Medical Board has changed this rule to only require 5 years of Work History be verified by the employers and hospitals. For Physicians who have multiple Hospital Privileges or who have practiced Locum Tenens, this can shave months off of the normal licensing times typically experienced with the Texas Medical Board.
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