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    can you practice in Texas?

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    I have some questions regarding being able to practice as a physician inthe state of texas. I know they dont have any residencies in Texas but does that mean you cant become a licensed physician in texas?????

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    TX is okay for both residency and licensure.

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    Dr. Kidd is correct, In Texas it is okay to obtain a temporary license for residency and IMG's do in fact obtain residency in TX all the time. As far as permanent licensure any IMG may earn a permanent license for practice by completing a minimum of 3yrs of residency as well as obtaining board certification within his/her field of practice. This board certification clause recently went into affect by the Texas Legislature.

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    So, I cant do my rotations in Texas put I can do my residency and the obtain my licensure by going to Windsor is that correct?

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    If you can find a place that will allow you to rotate you can. The problem is finding hospitals that will allow you to rotate when your school doesnt have affiliation with them. That is the problem Im running into as far as core rotations go. However, every place I contacted was more than happy to entertain me as a 4th year for elective rotations - not one outright refusal other than University of Oklahoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiphopononomous View Post
    If you can find a place that will allow you to rotate you can. The problem is finding hospitals that will allow you to rotate when your school doesnt have affiliation with them. That is the problem Im running into as far as core rotations go. However, every place I contacted was more than happy to entertain me as a 4th year for elective rotations - not one outright refusal other than University of Oklahoma.

    As hiphop stated doing CORE rotations in Texas is not going to happen, but the schools are willing to take 4th year visiting medical students for ELECTIVE rotations.

    Just curious by the way hiphop but why did OU refuse to help you out in anyway?

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    you cannot do cores anywhere except where your school has affiliations. electives can be done wherever you find them. you can do up to 12 weeks of electives in texas.

    if you can get a residency in texas then you can do that too. just know texas does not have alot of residency spotsd and you have fierce competition with baylor college of medicine, utmb/houston/southwestern, and texas tech students.

    for licensure, if you meet all the requirements on form j, then you can plead your case to the texas medical board and have no problems. here is the link for form j:

    http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/professio...s/FORM%20J.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaMedStudent View Post
    you cannot do cores anywhere except where your school has affiliations. electives can be done wherever you find them. you can do up to 12 weeks of electives in texas.

    if you can get a residency in texas then you can do that too. just know texas does not have alot of residency spotsd and you have fierce competition with baylor college of medicine, utmb/houston/southwestern, and texas tech students.

    for licensure, if you meet all the requirements on form j, then you can plead your case to the texas medical board and have no problems. here is the link for form j:

    http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/professio...s/FORM%20J.pdf
    thank you for the clarification and reference china!

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    OU's policy is to not allow international students to do even elective rotations. The state is so ridiculous with their rules. They are also one of the states that requires greenbook for every single rotation, and they have a rule about having to score significantly better the second time if you fail the any of the Steps. They have a very elitist attitude about their education, thinking it is on par with Ivy Leagues. Funny I got waitlisted at one of those schools and a scholarship to OU...right....same level.

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    I don't know where the rumor regarding doing clinical rotations in Texas came from, but it is not true. Almost every medical school in Texas has an office specifically for international students who wish to perform clerkships in Texas. Of course each school has it own regulations regarding what clerkships they will offer and which students they will take but it has nothing to do with the med board. The med board in Texas regulates the supervising physicians and who they can supervise and where they can supervise students. Read the TMB rules Chapter 162.
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