Recently an applicant who was a graduate of a medical school located in the Caribbean appeared before the Texas Medical Board's October Licensure Commitee due to the fact that he had not completed an approved Family Medicine clerkship. This applicant had completed both a residency and a fellowship in Texas. The applicant also had an approved Emergency Medicine clerkship. Prior to a statutory change that prohibited board staff from reviewing an applicant's medical education if the applicant was board certified the staff had authority to accept closely related clerkships if the applicant was missing one of the required six core clerkships. The Committee approved the applicant and directed staff to begin looking at situations such as this on a case by case basis. Just an FYI