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01 Jan 2011

Fee Increase at FSMB

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The Federation of State Medical Boards has announced that effective January 1, 2011, USMLE examination score transcript fees will increase from $50 to $65 for one to two transcripts ordered at the same time. USMLE, FLEX, & SPEX exam transcripts are all affected by this fee increase. Read more

18 Nov 2010

RSNA 2010

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PLS gears up for RSNA 2010 in Chicago

For a third consecutive year, PLS will attend the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Participation in this massive exhibit of the latest innovations in medicine, energy of the brightest minds, and explosiveness of positive change & learning has proven to be personally & professionally rewarding for our company. Read more

02 Nov 2010

Physician License Eligibility: Post Graduate Training

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Post Graduate Training Requirements

This week, we continue discussion in our eligibility series. Previously, we talked about the 7 Year Rule and how this differs from the 10 Year Rule, both of which can quickly put up road blocks to a physician medical license.  Your next question should be, “Do I have enough post graduate training to qualify for this state’s license?”   Read more

29 Oct 2010

PLS President Honored

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President of Physician Licensing Service receives the Patriot Award

Earlier this week, Founder and President of Physician Licensing Service, Jon Law, received the Patriot Award from the National Committee of ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) in recognition for his on-going support of our very own serviceman, Joey Whaley, as he tends to his duties with the Utah National Guard. Read more

27 Oct 2010

Physician License Eligibility: Exams

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The 7 Year Rule

Continuing from last week’s discussion on The 10 Year Rule, this week we’ll focus on the 7 year rule.  For obvious reasons, this regulation, adopted by several of the state medical boards, can add further confusion to the already arduous task of researching your next license. Read more

18 Oct 2010

Physician License Eligibility: Exams & Certifications

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The 10 Year Rule

It’s amazing how far one can get into a job search before even considering eligibility.  Unfortunately, many physicians will spend hours searching for jobs in a particular state only to find out later they’re not eligible for licensure with that state’s medical board.   Alternatives or waivers can be found in some instances but this is not always an option.  Read more

06 Oct 2010

FCVS: Facts and Fiction

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Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS)

We run into questions regarding FCVS on a daily basis. What do they do? What don’t they do?  Here are some of the basics: Read more