UNDERSTANDING LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION
Understanding Licensure and Certification Requirements
About this article
In order to practice clinical medicine in the United States, physicians must obtain medical licensure. They may also seek an optional board certification. Board-certified physicians complete specialty examinations beyond the minimum state licensure requirements. Both medical licensure and board certification have specific graduate and undergraduate medical education and training requirements.
What you´ll learn
- Basic requirements needed for medical licensure and initial board certification
- Additional information on the medical licensure process
- Additional requirements for board certification and maintenance of certification (MOC)
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