Texas Medical License

Discuss about issues related to Medical licensing and specific requirements of all 50 State medical boards. Should one use the FCVS or not? Share tips and tricks to speed up the process of getting a medical license.

job with no licence

Postby tatofuentes » 26 May 2006, 07:02

I'm FMG but I' did not pass the test yet. What I' can do to work, before have my licence

You cannot work unless you have a medical license

Postby Residency 2007 » 27 Sep 2006, 09:24

You cannot work unless you have a medical license.

If you have a medical license from a different state, you can work at any VA / Federal clinics.
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Texas Medical Licence: Number of USMLE attempts

Postby roger101 » 24 Nov 2006, 18:37

I have 4 attempts each on step 1 & 2. Also have 2 attempts on Step 3 and am currently Board Certified & fully licensed in FL.

Am I eligible for the Texas license? Thank you.
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Texas Jurisprudence Exam Study guide for sale

Postby bl » 30 Oct 2007, 11:47

This test is still a requirement for getting a TX Medical license. I am looking to sell my copy of the study guide, 10th revised edition 2004. There is a new edition I think but I just used this one since my husband had it left over. I skimmed the text and answered the questions in the back (about 6 hrs total over the weekend) and just passed this morning with a 90% pass. A new copy costs about 70 dollars. I'm willing to sell this one for 50 dollars.
Let me know if anyone is interested.
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Postby marnieabrahms » 05 Nov 2007, 15:45

Amidst all the recent controversy, the Appropriations Committee met for 11 exhaustive hours on October 23, 2007. The meeting was inundated with numerous well-substantiated claims against the Board. There is no doubt that the Board has spent tons of taxpayer dollars disingenuously including those funds spent in preparing for this hearing. Due to the time required to prepare for the meeting in Austin, the Board, without notice to applicants for medical licensure in the State of Texas, cancelled their October Licensure Committee Meeting. This precludes any doctors waiting in line for their license to be granted, if they need to appear before the board to do so, from obtaining their medical license. In my case, it has for many months now, kept me from starting a new job.

I am an oncologist who cares for those with cancer, specifically cancer of the breast. I am a native Texas who graduated from Texas A&M University and went on to Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center. After graduation, I left the state to do my internship, residency, and fellowship in the leading centers of the world, including Yale Medical School and Cornell-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During my medical education and the eight-year training period, which followed, I managed to go into debt. My husband worked to bring this debt down as I worked 90+ hours a week making little more than minimum wage during my post-graduate training. After this long and arduous twelve-year road, we were very happy to receive a job offer back in Texas. We accepted the offer to be close to family and give back to people of the state of Texas, despite having attractive offers around the country. A good friend of mine warned me about the lengthy process of the licensure division. I thought to myself, “How hard can it really be?” I had received my medical licenses in Connecticut and New York in 1 and 3 months respectively. So, I figured six months maximum. Knowing this, I applied for my Texas license before I actually accepted the job in Dallas. The rumors were absolutely true. The Texas Medical Board licensure division process was the worst I have ever experienced. The staff would not spend any time speaking to you to discuss where the process was being held up with your file. They stated they were overburdened by the number of new applications, which are up considerably due to Tort Reform. So, I waited patiently.

Months later, I received an email stating that pieces of the application were missing or incomplete. The “missing” articles were missing because someone at the Board misplaced them. I only could prove this to them after several hours of phone conversations because I had sent it return receipt and it was signed for by the Board. This prompted an additional delay of several months to my application after I returned what they had “lost”. At this point, we had already moved to Texas, rented a home, and tried to settle in to our new life. However, I could not begin my employment with my practice group of other cancer specialists. As months passed with no contact from the board, I became disillusioned. I decided to travel to Austin from Dallas on weekday morning to facilitate some communication with Board. Rather than a welcome and how can we help you, I was met with resistance from their department. They gave me no information as to why my application had been held up for 7 months (Dr. Donald Patrick director of the agency claims they have improved their turn around time to 3 months). In fact, one of their directors, Jaime Garanflo, essentially threatened that if I continued with all the questions, they could deny my application. Deny my application? Based on what? The fact that I am looking out for my career and the well being of my family? For the overwhelming affection we have for our great state of Texas and wanting to give back to our community by bringing in medical expertise to help sick patients? So, I left, asking myself why should a regulatory agency have the ability to control of the professional lives of those that the State has given the authority to protect patients and serve physicians and other health care practitioners. Was it worth coming to Dallas at all? Is it fair that I have to live in debt without the ability to earn a living waiting for the wheels of this corrupt and inefficient agency to do it’s job.

It was so ridiculous for someone from the Board to testify to Representative Fred Brown and the members of the subcommittee that the wait time for licensure applicants has come down considerably? Will the Board continue to lie in the face of adversity or try to accept their faults and correct them? Why should they care? Their lives and reputations are not being affected. I am sure there are other docs in similar and likely worse situations due to the inefficiency and tyranny of the Texas Medical Board. There is no doubt that the Board should be careful and methodical in researching the background of physicians wanting a medical license in this state. But, after subjecting oneself to the costs, time, and agony of complying with all of the measures stipulated by the Board, should we, the physicians, be penalized by having to wait 6 months to 1 year unemployed waiting for things to move along? Should we be met with the passive-aggressive behavior exhibited by people at the Texas Medical Board? Should we accept that our professional lives are being put on hold because the Medical Board has committed their time, energy, and money in the last few months preparing to defend their actions to the Appropriations Committee? Should we continue to allow them to hoodwink the legislators into thinking they are making the licensure process better and not worse? Let us hope not, or Texas will stand to lose a number of good docs.

I found this link about a Houston doctor who faced a similar ordeal. Her story was featured in the Houston Chronicle.

http://www.tapa.info/html/Newsroom/2007 ... _2007.html

The house hearings can be heard at this link:

http://www.house.state.tx.us/fx/av/comm ... 23a02r.ram
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Texas licence and H1B visa

Postby Fida » 04 Feb 2008, 21:10

Does Texas wait for your licence to come in before they can sponsor an H1B visa. I'm interested in a primary care position in Texas after i complete my residency in July. Just applied for Texas licence end of Jan, also am on H1B visa. Do you think it's worth it to take the risk.
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texas medical jurisprudence

Postby sunny00 » 04 Apr 2008, 05:27

I am looking to buy the book either by Fulbright or Winslade. Please contact me if you are selling.
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Postby BORDER COLLIE » 05 Apr 2008, 16:03

Anyone out there who attended UHSA (University Health Sciences of Antigua) and received a license to practice?
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Texas Medical Jurisprudence, Fulbright & Jaworski, 2006,

Postby zlobinda » 22 Apr 2008, 18:07

Last edition. I read it and past. Must have for the examination. :wink:
& b120 incl. shipping
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Re: Texas Medical Jurisprudence, Fulbright & Jaworski, 2

Postby zlobinda » 23 Apr 2008, 04:09

[quote="zlobinda"]Last edition. I read it and past. Must have for the examination. :wink:
& $ 120 incl. shipping
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"TX Medical Jurisprudence" by Fulbright and Jawors

Postby fred » 18 May 2008, 19:59

I'm planning to move to TX and I'm looking to purchase a used "TX Medical Jurisprudence" by Fulbright and Jaworski (and its study guide) to prepare for the exam. Pls let me know.
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Re: Texas Medical License

Postby Reddy999 » 08 Jul 2008, 13:31

Texas medical jurisprudence

Try the one by Lolly Lockhart, it is more on the money.
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