Medical Boards/Schools

Medical Schools

The Association of American Medical Colleges comprised the most comprehensive data of U.S. medical school applicants, matriculants, enrollment, graduates, and ERAS applicants:

The liaison committee on medical education (LCME) determines whether an institution or program meets standards for structure, function and performance of a medical school. Medical education programs leading to an M.D. degree are accredited by the LCME. (*Osteopathic medical schools are not accredited by the LCME)

  • Directory of Accredited Medical Education Programs

Medical Boards

Obtaining State Medical Licenses

As the process of obtaining medical licenses becomes more arduous for physicians, it is important for a locum tenens physician to think strategically about how many and which state licenses to apply for. A locum tenens agency will assist with these applications before an assignment. No two states have the same process for medical licesnes. Some states will complete the application within a few weeks, others will take months. The fees also vary, ranging from less than $100 to over $1,000. All states usually request basic information to verify your education, training and practice history. Some states require fingerprints, a written exam or even an in-person interview. For more information about each state’s requirements visit each medical board’s website.

  • Keep a file of photocopies of diplomas, certificates, CME records, malpractice history and licenses from other states
  • Offer as much detail as possible for each verification or reference for credentialing staff
  • Keep all licenses active as most boards require starting the process over if the license becomes inactive or expired
  • Notify each state of any change in address, name or other contact information

Compare state licensure requirements (an interactive guide)


State Medical and Osteopathic Boards

Federation of State Medical Boards

Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama

Alaska State Medical Board

Arizona Medical Board

Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery

Arkansas State Medical Board

Medical Board of California

Osteopathic Medical Board of California

Colorado Medical Board

State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health

Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

District of Columbia Board of Medicine

Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MDs)

Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (DOs)

Georgia Composite Medical Board

Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners

Idaho State Board of Medicine

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

Medical Licensing Board of Indiana

Iowa Board of Medicine

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine

Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure

Maryland Board of Physicians

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

Michigan Board of Medicine

Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts

Montana Board of Medical Examiners

Nebraska Board of Medicine and Surgery

Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners

Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine

New Hampshire Board of Medicine

New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners

New Mexico Medical Board

New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

New York State Board for Medicine

North Carolina Medical Board

North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners

State Medical Board of Ohio

Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners

Oregon Medical Board

Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine

Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine

Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners

South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination

Texas Medical Board

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Vermont Board of Medical Practice

Vermont Board of Osteopathic Physicians

Virginia Board of Medicine

Washington State of Medical Quality Assurance Commission

Washington Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

West Virginia Board of Medicine

West Virginia Board of Osteopathy

State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Wyoming Board of Medicine