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Physician Jurisprudence Examination

Texas Medical Jurisprudence Examination

All applicants are required to pass the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Examination (JP) in three attempts with a score of 75 or better.  You may schedule your exam once you have filed an application for licensure (forms and fees) and have received a scheduling permit from board staff.

Pearson VUE administers the JP exam at locations throughout the United States. Pearson VUE may be contacted at or at 888-300-6228. The fee is $61 payable to PearsonVue.


Study Materials
The Texas Medical Board is not in a position to officially endorse the following study materials.

Texas Medical Jurisprudence by Fulbright and Jaworski, and its companion, 
Texas Medical Jurisprudence Study Guide
 by Lolly Lockhart, Ph.D., R.N.

The book and study guide are are now available for purchase from the Texas Medical Association by calling 1-800-880-1300 or the TMA Online Store or through the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association by calling (512) 708-8662 or 1-800-444-TOMA.

The Texas Medical Jurisprudence Examination: A Self Study Guide is published by the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

To purchase a copy, go to the following URL, If you need further information, please contact the Institute for the Medical Humanities, 409-772-2376. is a web-based, online review course that provides health care professionals with a succinct, didactic review of the core material required by the Texas Medical Board. Provides up to 10 Category I CME credits.

Aiding SuicidePrevious Texas Medical Jurisprudence Examination questions have been taken from the following subject areas. You should be able to find this information in any good law library:

AIDS and HIV Infection
Anatomical Gifts
Business Organizations
Central Complaint System
Confidentiality, Discovery and Medical Turpitude 
Criminal Checks
Death Certificates
Deceptive Advertising
Definition of "Health-Care Entity"
Definition of Death
Drug Law
Federal Health Care Quality Improvement
Healing Arts Identification Act
Hospital Law
Identification of Health Care Professionals
Inquests and Autopsies
Medicaid Reporting Requirement
Medical Malpractice Liability
Miscellaneous Statutes
Relationships with other Health-Care Providers
Reporting Requirements
Reproductive Issues
Voluntary and Court-Ordered Mental Health Services
Withdrawal of Treatment from Terminally Ill Patients
Workers' Compensation