Medical Licensing Blog

The Importance of Tracking Medical License Renewals

Doctor on laptop

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…

Read More

How Long Does It Take to Get a Medical License?

Doctor checking her watch

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.…

Read More

How to Get a Physician Assistant License

PA on computer

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…

Read More

Can I Get a Medical License with a Misdemeanor?

Close up on criminal background check document

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…

Read More

What is an FCVS Profile?

doctor on laptop with stethoscope on notebook

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…

Read More

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

Doctor looking at computer and writing in his notebook

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.…

Read More

The FCVS Application Process

Female doctor on laptop

The Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) is an important resource for many physicians and physician assistants. This permanent, lifetime portfolio of primary-source verified credentials for physicians allows for easy and cost-effective access to medical credentials whenever they are needed. Applying for and setting up an FCVS profile can be a lengthy process and it is…

Read More

What a Medical Directorship Could Mean for Your Medical License

Female doctor in front of other doctors

Career advancement is exciting for anyone who sets goals and works hard to achieve them. Medical directorship can be a monumental career advancement for many physicians, but have you considered the potential implications to your medical license? We strive to ensure that our clients steer clear of common licensing pitfalls, and when a physician is…

Read More

Opioids and Medical Licensure Risks

Hand writing prescription on RX pad

As a trusted resource for physicians applying for new medical licenses, renewing existing medical licenses or reinstating revoked or expired medical licenses, we have seen firsthand how opioid prescriptions can pose risks. We strive to help our clients avoid common licensing pitfalls and one way we do this is presenting information on each state’s guidelines…

Read More

Which States Have Medical License Reciprocity?

Doctor on computer with stethoscope beside him

Physicians are expected to be more mobile now than ever before. With the physician shortage growing in the United States, many physicians are working in several states or providing telehealth services in order to help more patients. Managing multiple state medical licenses and finding out which states have medical license reciprocity leads to frustration and…

Read More