What to know about a new class of doctors coming to Texas: What you need to know and when to expect them
Medical students will soon be required to pass a series of tests before they can begin their training.
In addition, there will be new requirements for licensure and certification.
The new exam for medical students has been approved and will take place from April 22 to June 9.
Students will also have to take a series known as the Health Care Workload Test, which will be required of all medical graduates from medical schools in Texas and across the country.
The test requires students to work with a medical team to determine the risk of a disease that is potentially life-threatening or life-sustaining.
It is designed to help ensure medical students are prepared for their careers in medicine.
“We are looking forward to having a lot of people in the program who are interested in working in medicine, and we think it’s a great time to be a medical student and get to work,” said Dr. William B. Hwang, president of the Texas Medical Association.
Hwang said the test will allow the medical school to assess students for licensures and certifications in areas such as emergency medicine, cardiology, radiology, pathology, radiological sciences, otolaryngology, neurology and neurosurgery.
Medical school enrollment in Texas is expected to more than double from 6,500 this year to 12,000 students in 2019.
There are about 7,300 licensed physicians in Texas, but only 3,000 graduates are enrolled.