• Welcome to Texas!

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    As the saying goes, everything is bigger and better in Texas. And that holds true for the Texas Medical Association. More than 50,000 physicians and medical students have chosen to be members of TMA. If you're new to Texas, use TMA's one-stop location for information on the licensure process, physician demographics, credentialing application, establishing your practice, state and federal agencies, resources for your practice and much more.

    Getting Started in Texas
  • Licensure Member Benefits

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

  • Licensure Articles

    Your Video Guide to Texas' New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

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    In an effort to address the very real and debilitating crisis caused by the misuse of opioid pain medicines, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission has recommended a mandate that all prescribers and pharmacists check the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program before prescribing any controlled medication.

    How to Use the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program
  • TMA Testimonies on Licensure

  • Sunset Review of TMB Fails to Address Disciplinary Process Improvements

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    In comments to the Sunset Advisory Commission on its 2016–17 review of the Texas Medical Board (TMB), TMA says one important matter is disappointingly absent from the agency's thorough and detailed report: improving TMB's disciplinary process. While TMA generally supports the sunset staff's report, the association says more could be done to ensure effective operations at the medical board. 

    TMA's Recommendations for Improvement  
  • TMB Sunset Self-Evaluation 

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    “Is government giving us our money’s worth?” The Legislature relies on the Sunset process to regularly shine a light on state agencies and programs to see if they are still relevant in a changing world, and if so, how they can do their jobs better.

    Texas Medical Board Self-Evaluation Report  
  • TMA Supports Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

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    The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact offers a new, voluntary expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. 

    Testimony by Russell Thomas, DO  
  • TMA Wins Key TMB Reforms

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    Despite significant improvements to the Texas Medical Board's disciplinary process over recent years, some physicians still complained about how the board treated them. The Texas Medical Association heard those complaints.

    Fairness to All and Battling Anonymity  
  • A Physician’s Guide Through the TMB Disciplinary Process

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    Most physicians strive to maintain the highest of standards by practicing good medicine and behaving professionally. But if you find yourself the subject of a TMB investigation, you need to understand how your responses and actions throughout the process will affect you now and in the future.

    Texas Medical Board Investigations