The Texas Medical Board (TMB) cancelled the appearance of all physician licensure candidates scheduled to appear before the Board’s Licensure Committee at its February 3 and February 4th meeting due to inclement weather. The applicants have been rescheduled until the April Board meeting. This will result in the scheduling of probably 40 to 50 applicants at

The Texas Medical Board issues Physician-in-Training permits (PIT Permits) pursuant to Texas Medical Practice Act section 155.105 and Texas Medical Board rules found in the Texas Administrative Code under 22 TAC Section 9 Chapter 163. The PIT permit is required for graduates of a United States or Foreign Medical School who wish to pursue a residency or post-graduate fellowship in Texas who do not possess a Texas Medical License due to ineligibility or a pending application. Although the application for a Physician-in-Training permit is not as cumbersome, tedious or labor intensive as a full physician registration, medical doctors often find themselves needing to go before the Texas Medical Board’s Licensure Committee to explain their good professional character or clinical competence due to:

  • Academic difficulties in medical school including poor performance or discipline as evidenced by the applicant’s academic transcript from the third or fourth year of medical school;
  • Problems in a post-graduate residency program including failing grades, poor performance, or discipline by the medical faculty;
  • Physician discipline from a medical staff, denial by a credentialing committee or other discipline by another state licensing board;
  • Criminal convictions involving dishonesty, moral turpitude, controlled substances or alcohol;
  • Mental illness which rises to the level of requiring the Applicant to demonstrate their ability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety;
  • Falsification of information on the Physician-in Training application;
  • Malpractice claims, lawsuits and judgments
  • Perceived statutory ineligibility.


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