Texas Medical Board
333 Guadalupe, Tower III, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701-3945
PRC, MC-240 PO Box 2029 (Mailing Address)
Austin, TX 78768-2029
Phone: (512) 305-7030
Fax: (512) 463-9416
Executive Director: Mari Robinson, J.D.
- Application Fee: $1002 (Application Fee) plus Registration Fee (varies upon issuance of license)
- Background Check Fee : $44.20
- License Renewal: $809
- Application process: 4-6 months minimum
- Board Meetings: The Board meets every other month. Files are not required to be reviewed at the Board meeting. Files will first need to pass through CIC Screening, which takes approximately 2-3 months. At this time, the Board sends notice to the applicant to schedule the JP Exam. Once all documentation is received, the file then goes to an analyst, who will have the file for approximately 3-4 months. Once the file is considered complete, the license will be issued if approved.
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board.
- JP Exam: This Board requires passing of the JP Exam. Please contact PLS for more information.
- Interview: Not required. The Board may require the applicant to attend a personal interview when, for instance, 1) the applicant has committed any acts constituting grounds for denial of license 2) the Board is in receipt of information requiring additional information or explanation from the applicant and 3) the applicant’s application is incomplete or requires further explanation.
- USMLE Attempt Limit: 3 attempts per step.
- USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step; 10 years if Board Certified.
- PGY (AMG): 1 Year (ACGME or AOA accredited only)
- PGY (IMG): 2 Years (ACGME or AOA accredited only)
- SPEX/COMVEX: Required unless board certified/re-certified in the last 10 years.
Thank you for the wonderful service that Physician Licensing Service has provided to M.D. Anderson Physicians Network. The prompt, thorough and courteous service you personally have provided has made a very tedious process very easy for us. We are very pleased with the progress we have made on license applications in multiple states. We look forward to continuing our relationship with PLS.
– M.D. Anderson, Texas
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Texas is the second-largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state in the contiguous United States. The name, based on the Caddo word “Tejas” meaning “friends” or “allies”, was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in East Texas. Located in the South Central United States, Texas is bordered by Mexico to the south, New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States, while San Antonio is the second largest in the state and seventh largest in the United States. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and sixth largest United States metropolitan areas, respectively. Other major cities include El Paso and Austin—the state capital. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify Texas as an independent republic and as a reminder of the state’s struggle for independence from Mexico. The “Lone Star” can be found on the Texas State Flag and on the Texas State Seal today.
The term “six flags over Texas” came from the several nations that had ruled over the territory. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas. France held a short-lived colony in Texas. Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic. In 1845 it joined the United States as the 28th state. The state’s annexation set off a chain of events that caused the Mexican–American War in 1846. A slave state, Texas declared its secession from the United States in early 1861, joining the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. After the war and its restoration to the Union, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation.
One Texas industry that thrived after the Civil War was cattle. Due to its long history as a center of the industry, Texas is associated with the image of the cowboy. The state’s economic fortunes changed in the early 20th century, when oildiscoveries initiated an economic boom in the state. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century. As of 2010 it shares the top of the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with California at 57. With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computers and electronics, aerospace, and biomedical sciences. It leads the nation in export revenue since 2002 and has the second-highest gross state product.
Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes that resemble both the American South and Southwest. Although Texas is popularly associated with the Southwestern deserts, less than 10% of the land area is desert. Most of the population centers are located in areas of former prairies, grasslands, forests, and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, and finally the desert and mountains of the Big Bend.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Texas, click here.