Texas Medical Board License Service
Virtual Cred Possibilities is averaging 3 to 6 months for the issuance of a Texas Medical License for Domestic Graduates from the submission of the application to the Medical Board to the issuance of the Physician Texas Medical Board. Once the files are deemed complete by the Texas Medical Board, the Texas Medical License is issued. Fortunately, the Texas Medical Board will not require a Physical Interview.
The Texas Medical Board has one of the most challenging State Medical License processes in the USA. With Texas, unlike other State Medical Boards, there are two separate processes that have to be cleared. The first is the CIC-Screen process. Once an application is submitted to the Texas Medical Board, the verifying sources are requested and delivered to the Texas Medical Board.
After receiving the required verifications, Fingerprint Cards, and Jurisprudence Examination, the application is then forwarded to the Licensure Department of the Texas Medical Board. The time it takes for an application to clear CIC-Screen typically runs 45 to 60 days. Unfortunately, CIC-Screen does not review the Applications for quality. Many Applications are delivered to the Licensure Department of Texas without notifying the physician that there are problems with the verifications. What makes Texas much less efficient in processing applications is the fact that CIC-Screen does not review the verifications and application for issues, errors, or omissions. No other national Medical Board has this second step. States which have a much higher verification requirement (i.e. Arizona Medical Board, Missouri Medical Board, Virginia Medical Board, etc) can see Medical Licenses issued in 30 to 60 days from the submission of the application to the issuance of the license. The Texas Medical Board simply cannot issue a license within that time frame because of the 2 tiered reviews.
Once the Licensure Department receives the application from CIC-Screen, the “Licensure Investigator” reviews the Applications. Typically omissions and errors are found in the Applications received and is then put on hold until the physician is able to resubmit the Applications which were rejected, and request for the first time any Applications, statements, and explanations which are needed to satisfy the “Licensure Investigator’s” requests. Once all items have been received to fulfill the requests of the Licensure Investigator, the application is then presented to the Full Medical Board at the next meeting. This happens every two months. A Temporary License is available at this point.
Special Considerations regarding the Texas Medical Board Licensing process:
The First Review provides no vetting of the verifications. If a mistake is made then you will not find out about it until 2-4 months after the application is filed.
Medical School Transcripts and Form
Employment and Privileges for the past 5 years
Criminal Background Check
Internships/Residencies/Fellowships within the past 5 years
ECFMG / 5th Pathway
Malpractice Insurance Verifications
Training Exam Requirements
Examinations 75% +
3 attempt limit – All Steps of the USMLE
7-year limit – USMLE
1-year PGY for USA Grads
3-year PGY for International Grads
State Exam Accepted if Pre-1975
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