The Exam is now online. It’s 50 questions taken over 60 minutes and costs only $34. You can take it from the comfort of your own home, and my book remains the go-to resource for thousands of physicians.
This book remains the de facto standard prep material for the JP exam. While you can definitely spend more money and use more resources, you absolutely do not need to. The TMB official materials are $99 and ultimately uneccesary.
Within the first two months of publication, my book has become the “#1 bestseller” in the jurisprudence category (less impressive than it sounds I assure you) and received a slew of reviews on Amazon, all 5-stars. The consensus via the reviews is that this is indeed the “best book” for the exam (for which I am both grateful and extremely pleased!).
Okay, that post title is biased (see below), but here it is: The Texas Medical Jurisprudence Exam: A Concise Review.
When I applied for my license in 2013, I searched for the best way to study for the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Exam and was pretty surprised at the state of affairs (you can read my study recommendations here). There was an expensive $200 online course (i.e. narrated powerpoint) with terrible voice acting and a painfully juvenile script. There were expensive textbooks that cost $100 or more and were hundreds of pages long. And there was one affordable option: a $20 effort with a $3 Kindle version that amounted to a long list of facts written in legalese without any attempt at emphasis or context. All of this was for a $58 (then $61) pass/fail test primarily based on common sense that takes less than an hour. You could pass the JP exam with any of them, but none really hit the sweet spot. I left the test thinking that there was an unfilled niche for a study guide that was concise, readable, and reasonably priced.
Then, despite its brevity, it took me two years of intermittently hard work and countless hours to actually write it, fact-check it, and publish it.
So, my first “book” is now out and you can buy it right here.
Your purchase lets you download a .mobi ebook file (compatible with Kindle devices and/or apps) or an .epub file (for anything/everything else like Apple iBooks) via email. Not a PDF or a print edition. I recommend using a personal email and not a school/institutional one when you sign up, as the downloads are sometimes blocked by overly aggressive filters. Please check your spam and “promotions” folders (the download occasionally takes as long as ~15 minutes to show up).
My goal in writing this book was to make something that you could read in a single sitting that covered the salient points needed to pass the Texas JP exam while also providing you with a basic understanding of practical jurisprudence for a medical career in the Lone Star State. You can read this 1-3 times (over 1-3 hours; first pass will take around an hour) and pass easily and safely (this has been universally corroborated by the reviews on Amazon).
As much as is possible given the subject matter, I hope you enjoy it. Your comments and feedback are both welcome and appreciated. Any book of this nature can always get better.