Texas Medical Board Licensing Requirements

Texas Medical Board

Texas Medical Board


Since 2010, Dr. Michael Parsa has served as an associate professor and clerkship director at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. Drawing on nearly 15 years of experience practicing emergency medicine in El Paso, California, and Papua New Guinea, Dr. Michael Parsa also maintains responsibilities as an expert panel member of the Texas Medical Board.

Responsible for the rules and laws surrounding medical practice in the state of Texas, the Texas Medical Board manages the issuance and renewal of medical licenses in the state. The eligibility requirements for licensure with the board include:

– graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, or graduation from a medical school outside of these countries that is indicated on the substantial equivalence list. If the applicant graduated from a school not on this list, he or she must hold certification from an accepted national board;

-one year of medical training in an accredited program or fellowship, or possession of a Texas Faculty Temporary License and two years of experience as an educator;

-successful completion of the board examination (within a maximum of three attempts), or at least five years in possession of a license in good standing from another state.

For a full listing of requirements, please visit www.tmb.state.tx.us.