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Archive for Physician Licensing

Collaboration & The Collective Brain

Matt Ridley: When Ideas Have Sex The concept of the meeting & mating of ideas, presented in this TEDTalk, draws importance to the profound nature of the collective brain. As Matt Ridley states, “Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else.  The sophistication of the modern world lies not in individual intelligence or imagination; it is a collective enterprise.” […]

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Giving Back To The Community

Medical Board of California: $105,000 in Awards for Recently-Licensed Physicians Almost 10 years ago, the Medical Board of California envisioned a loan repayment program to encourage recently licensed physicians to practice in underserved locations in California by authorizing a plan for repayment of their student loans (up to $105,000) in exchange for a minimum three-year […]

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Fee Increase at FSMB

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.

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RSNA 2010

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 & […]

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Physician License Eligibility: Post Graduate Training

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 […]

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PLS President Honored

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 […]

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Physician License Eligibility: Exams

It’s amazing how far we can get into a job search before even considering our eligibility for a particular state’s medical license. To help simplify this process for both the consumer and the medical boards, we’ve begun our eligibility series.

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Physician License Eligibility: Exams & Certifications

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 […]

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FCVS: Facts and Fiction

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:

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