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Monday, April 14, 2014

TMB NUMBERS POINT TO RECORD NUMBER OF NEW TEXAS PHYSICIANS

More than 5,000 physicians will apply for new Texas medical licenses in fiscal 2014 if current trends hold up, according to statistics from the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Halfway through the fiscal year, TMB has received 3,162 applications; that's running a healthy 11 percent ahead of last year’s record and projects to 5,046 applications by Aug. 31. While Texas’ booming economy and rapid population growth is certainly attracting more new physicians here every day, we’ve also proven that our landmark 2003 liability reforms have been a powerful draw. By comparison, in 2003, TMB received barely more than 2,500 license applications during the entire year. We’re poised to double that number now.

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