New to Texas?

  • Welcome to Texas! 

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    TMA is your one-stop source for everything you need to care for your business and your patients. From setting up your practice to navigating the complex laws and regulations unique to Texas medicine, TMA is your trusted source for help. 

    As the saying goes, everything is bigger and better in Texas. And that holds true for your TMA. More than 50,000 physicians and medical students have chosen to be members. We all welcome you to the Family of Texas Medicine.

    Questions or comments? Email me at I’d like to hear from you.

    Carlos J. Cardenas, MD

    Getting Started in Texas
  • Texas Medical License Requirements

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    Medical licensure in the state of Texas is governed by the Texas Medical Board. Individuals eligible for licensure must successfully complete an accredited graduate medical education program, obtain board certification, and have no restrictions on their license and prescribing authority.

    TMA Licensure Resources
  • TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state.

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Tort Reform Produces Healthy Benefits

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    I’m sure you have heard the story. How the Texas Medical Association and your County Medical Society were instrumental in passing landmark liability reforms that set the gold standard nationwide. How Proposition 12 locked in caps on noneconomic damages, created a more competitive market for liability insurance, and ensured practice doors stay open and your patients have adequate access to care.

    Read About this Landmark Law  
  • Set Up Your New Practice

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    When establishing or relocating a medical practice a myriad of tasks and important decisions await you. TMA Practice Consulting's turnkey practice setup service can ease the set-up challenges of starting a new practice or moving an existing practice.

    View Practice Setup Services  
  • Just For Employed Physicians

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    From comprehensive publications to quick tips, TMA offers a wide array of information, education, and resources for employed physicians. Learn your rights, and how to protect yourself and your patients.

    We've Got Your Back