Medical Licensing Blog

Which States are the Easiest to Obtain Medical Licenses In?

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Given how complex the medical licensure process can be, it makes sense for physicians to gather as much information as possible about the nuances of a particular state medical board before applying. Do they routinely reject applications? Do they stick to their posted timelines? Do they commonly ask for information beyond what is required in…

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How to Get an APRN License

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Getting an Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) license is more involved than simply earning an advanced nursing degree and passing a certification exam. Whether you are a nurse practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist or Certified Nurse-Midwife, getting and maintaining your APRN license can be time consuming. At MLG, our licensing specialists are…

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How Professional Medical Licensing Services Can Make the Medical Licensing Process Easier

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There is no doubt that physicians are perfectly capable of navigating the medical licensing process alone. However, when time away from practice is valuable and mistakes made in haste can jeopardize a physician’s livelihood and ability to help patients, sometimes it makes sense to engage a professional medical licensing service. The goal of a professional…

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What are the Requirements for Renewal of a Physician’s Medical License?

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Considering how arduous the medical license renewal process can be for physicians in some states, it is extremely important to understand the renewal requirements. Renewal requirements can change periodically, so keeping up with the latest revisions and being able to compile needed documentation are key. Our licensing specialists help physicians across the nation renew their…

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The Importance of Tracking Medical License Renewals

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Letting a medical license lapse is a costly mistake for any physician. Not only can forgetting to renew your medical license cost you a significant amount of money, it is also a disservice to your patients and can negatively impact your credibility. Even though tracking medical license renewal dates sounds simple, it can actually be…

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Medical License?

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If you are a physician who has accepted a new position in a state where you need to obtain a medical license, you have a vested interest in finding out how long it will take to obtain your medical license. The length of the medical licensure process could impact your start date and relocation plans.…

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How to Get a Physician Assistant License

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Getting a physician assistant license is more involved than simply passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). In fact, this exam is merely the first step to licensure after graduating from an accredited physician assistant program. At MLG, our licensing specialists are highly experienced in helping physician assistants apply for and maintain licensure, freeing…

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Can I Get a Medical License with a Misdemeanor?

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Having a criminal record is a frustrating aspect of life for many Americans, but for physicians it can be devastating if not handled properly. There is a certain way physicians need to approach medical license applications if they have experienced a misdemeanor, even if it has been expunged from their record. We commonly work with…

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What is an FCVS Profile?

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The Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) is a permanent, lifetime portfolio of primary-source verified credentials for physicians which allows for easy and cost-effective access to medical credentials whenever they are needed. This service can lead to confusion and questions but is an important tool for medical licensing. Here, we will explain the FCVS in detail…

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Multi-State Licensure

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Maintaining medical licenses in multiple states can be extremely burdensome for busy physicians. Given the increasing demand for physicians to help more patients by providing telehealth services, it is becoming more common for physicians to seek multi-state licensure. Every state has its own rules and regulations on medical licensure established by their respective medical boards.…

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