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Monday, September 13, 2010

TEXAS ENJOYS ANOTHER RECORD YEAR IN PHYSICIAN LICENSE REQUESTS

Our successful liability reforms continue to draw record numbers of new physicians. The Texas Medical Board (TMB) finished the fiscal year having received a record 4,128 new physician applications. Last year’s total of 4,094 was the previous record. This marks the fifth successive year that new physician applications have exceeded 4,000 and continues to dwarf the prereform numbers (pre-2003). TMB licensed 3,523 new doctors this year; that’s 12 percent more than last year and just 98 short of the state’s all-time record of 3,621.

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