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Visiting Professor Temporary License

The Visiting Professor Temporary License is designed for a physician appointed as a visiting professor by a Texas medical school or institution in accordance with Board rules.  The rules regarding this type of license are found in §172.6 and can be viewed at: Board Rules

Eligibility for a Visiting  Professor Temporary License

The institution appointing a visiting professor determines the eligibility of the individual to serve in that capacity.

The visiting professor temporary license is issued to the institution, but authorizes the named visiting professor to practice medicine within the teaching confines of the applying medical school as a part of duties and responsibilities assigned by the school to the visiting professor. 

A visiting professor temporary license may be issued to one of the following institutions:

  • a school of medicine in this state accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Professional Education;
  • The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler;
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; or
  • a program of graduate medical education, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, that exceeds the requirements for eligibility for first board certification in the discipline. 


The appointing institution and the visiting professor must each complete their portion of the Visiting Professor Temporary License Application.  The application can be downloaded by using the quick link to the left.  The application should be submitted to the Board at least 30 days prior to the effective date of the appointment of the visiting professor.

License Expiration and Endorsement

The permit is good for any number of 31-day increments, not to exceed 24 increments.  The increments are not required to be consecutive and will be included on the face of the license.  If the total number or timing of the increments is not known when the application is submitted, the applicant must request an endorsement of each additional period.


The application fee is $167.00 and may be paid by personal check, cashier’s check or money order payable through a US bank.