Physicians beware of promises made by licensing companies! This week I received a call from a physician asking about our services. As I explained how we did things the physician stopped me and asked me how long would getting the license in Texas take. I said in the best of circumstances 4-6 months. The physician was surprised and told me thanks but no thanks and hung up.
Here at Garanflo and Meyer we don’t make up time and we don’t make promises we can’t keep. No one and I mean no one, outside of perhaps a powerful legislator or the governor or a board member can speed a physician license application along. There are so many variables to getting a license – how long will your form L’s take? How long will it take for your medical school to respond and Lord forbid you are an IMG and don’t have FCVS.
If a licensing company tells you they can do it faster than 4 months I would love to know who they are are how they are doing it because it just doesn’t happen. When the Texas Medical board staff reports that they have licensed someone under 40 or so days that’s not the whole story. That 40 day number is only after your application and it’s associated materials leave screen. And then once you move to licensure is depends on what analyst you have – what does that analysts work load look like – remember the Licensure staff handles many license types so it’s just not all abut physicians.
If you are an applicant whose past five year history includes affiliations with more than three hospitals, you are gonna have a delay. If you have more than two malpractice events, you are gonna have a delay. If you have any history of disciplinary action, no matter how old it is, you are gonna have a delay.
G&M will do whatever we can to speed along your process but we are not miracle workers. Good luck!