Every physician has to obtain a medical license to practice medicine legally. While statues and requirements for eligibility may vary from state to state, it is essential that you successfully complete the process to acquire your license. In the state of Texas, the application for a physician license can be a tedious task. In fact, the Texas Medical Board [TMB) has one of the most arduous medical licensing processes in the USA.
The whole process of application can be overwhelming at first, but it can be done smoothly as long as you know what to do. With this in mind, the following is a guide to help graduates of U.S. medical schools process their application for TX physician medical license.
1. Take the USMLE Step 3 As Soon as You Can
Before you even begin the application process, it’s necessary that you have taken the USMLE Step 3. Visit http://www.fsmb.org/ to register for the examination. Make sure that you click Texas under the states on the website.
2. Completing the TX Medical Board License Application
The application for a medical license in Texas can be accomplished online at www.tmb.state.tx.us. It will take you at least an hour to complete the online form. The online application includes a list of “yes” or “no” questions related to your personal