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Navigating State Medical Licensure

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About this article

A medical license granted by a U.S. state or jurisdiction is required of every practicing physician. Licensing boards and statutes can be complex and vary from state to state. Current licensure processes require physicians to complete individual applications for each state in which they seek to practice medicine in any form, including telemedicine.

What you´ll learn
  • What information states may require as part of their licensing processes
  • Tips for navigating the state licensing process
  • How the Federation Credentials Verification Service can simplify part of the process
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