So you went to a Caribbean Medical School and now you’re having issues with the Texas Medical Board! Well, welcome to an age old issue. Simple answer – become board certified before applying to Texas or during your licensure process. But, many Carib students find themselves in a pickle when it comes to getting into Texas for licensure when they have clinical rotations that don’t meet the TMB rules/statutes.
It is really very simple!
Texas requires that a student must have completed clinical rotations in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, OB/BYN, Surgery and Family Medicine, those are absolutes. In addition to those rotations a student must complete enough other rotations that combined with their basic science weeks add up to 130 weeks. All required rotations, listed above, and enough other rotations must be completed in hospitals that have either an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program in the SAME subject. In other words, IM or FM cannot be used to cover anything other than IM or FM.
And then there is the whole issue of how board staff figures weeks. And you might need affiliation agreements or data from ACGME. If you find this all confusing give us a call at G&M and we’ll help you out with the process. 888-400-1580