Medical Licensing Blog

Navigating the FSMB Uniform Application

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Are you a physician or provider interested in medical licensure? A healthcare organization looking to hire newly licensed physicians? Navigating the intricate details of medical board requirements can be a difficult process – but it doesn’t have to be. The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and their partner, the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS),…

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Primary Source Verification for Physicians

For every practicing physician, patient safety and care is of utmost importance. This can only be ensured by verifying the credentials of healthcare professionals, which is why primary source verification is such a vital part of modern healthcare.  Primary source verification is a process during which a healthcare credentialing organization confirms the accuracy of information…

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Medical License Renewals Through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

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As a medical professional, having licenses across multiple states can be cumbersome and time-consuming. This process is made significantly easier with the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) license renewal process, giving providers a much quicker and more efficient way to renew their licenses while still complying with the requirements of state boards. By leveraging a…

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Telemedicine Licensure Requirements by State

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In our interconnected world, the practice of medicine has changed significantly. Telemedicine has emerged as a way for healthcare providers to provide care to patients across vast distances using digital technology.  With the increased availability and use of telemedicine, it’s essential that providers understand the licensure requirements associated with this form of medical practice to…

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When Do You Get Your Medical License?

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A medical license is a legal document issued by the relevant medical board in any given state that allows an individual to practice medicine and provide direct patient care as a physician.  Having a medical license is vital to ensuring the safety and well-being of patients, as it enables physicians to practice with the highest…

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Hospital Credentialing: What to Expect as a Physician

As a physician, navigating the credentialing and privileging process can be complex and time-consuming, and knowing what to expect is essential for successfully obtaining hospital privileges and beginning your practice. At its core, the process requires providing documentation that confirms your credentials are sufficient to allow you to qualify for physician privileges. This documentation may…

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Can You Have Multiple Medical Licenses?

Yes, it’s possible for a medical professional to hold multiple medical licenses, and you may find that having multiple licenses can provide greater opportunities for professional growth and increased flexibility in your career.  Holding multiple licenses allows you to practice in multiple states or even internationally, taking advantage of a wider network of healthcare providers…

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How to Find the Best Medical Licensing Service

As physicians, the medical licensing process can be a daunting task. With a vast amount of available services to choose from and hours of potential research to undergo, how do you know which service is the right fit?  The answer to this question is fairly straightforward: look for an exceptional medical licensing service that provides…

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How Do You Get a Medical License?

Whether you attended medical school in the United States, internationally or as a refugee, becoming a licensed doctor requires you to enter an accredited residency program, pass all required examinations, and demonstrate that you have the proper qualifications for licensure. This guide will walk you through the process of obtaining your medical license in the…

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Grace Periods for Medical License Renewals

Failing to renew your medical license on time can have devastating repercussions. Make sure your medical license is always renewed on time when it’s due, so you don’t have any issues providing medical care. Don’t even wait for a medical license renewal grace period. What Happens If Your Medical License Expires? An expired medical license…

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