When Do You Get Your Medical License?
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Facts to Know About Medical Expiration Rules
If more than ten years have gone by since you passed an examination such as the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) or an American Board Exam, you may be required to take an American Board certification or the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX). If you are unsure about anything regarding medical license or exam expiration…Read More
Understanding and Avoiding Medical Board Disciplinary Actions
State medical boards regulate the activities of more than one million health care professionals in the United States. Although their duties include licensing and ongoing registration, their ultimate goal is to protect the public from harm and enhance the quality of medical practice. State medical boards also have the responsibility of determining when a physician’s…Read More
A Quick Guide to Different Types of Medical Licenses
At MLG, we help busy physicians obtain multiple types of medical licenses, including emergency licensure. In this reference guide, we focus on permanent medical licensure, temporary licensure and locum tenens licensure. Each licensure type has its own unique considerations to bear in mind. Your dedicated licensing specialist at MLG can advise you on the best…Read More
Hospital Credentialing 101
After receiving your medical license, the next step in your journey to seeing patients is hospital credentialing. Over the past few decades, hospital credentialing has evolved into a tedious, arduous process that requires perfect attention to detail. In addition to being laborious, hospital credentialing can be a lengthy process, because it is common for credentialing…Read More
State Controlled Substance Registration
Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners navigating their state’s controlled substance registration process are faced with lengthy application requirements. As medical licensing professionals, we are here to help our clients complete these applications and answer any questions that may arise regarding controlled substance licenses. Application requirements vary by state, but we have identified several common…Read More
Is a Background Check Required for a Medical License?
Not every state requires a criminal background check for medical licensure eligibility. However, a state medical board may still ask questions about past crimes or other negative life events. Remember, the primary role of any state medical board is to protect the public from safety risks. Learning about a physician’s personality, character, education and experience…Read More