Florida Medical License Service
Our Florida medical licensing service will save you time and Money!
We will facilitate the entire Florida Medical License application process from start to finish. After you complete our simple online form, you just sit back and let us handle the rest:
- Complete Research of your history
We will research your entire professional history from Undergraduate School to date to obtain information such as mailing addresses and contact information for the purpose of verifying your credentials to the Florida Medical Board. We are also able to research Medical License numbers, issue dates, and expiration dates.
- Professional Completion of all documentation
We will assure you professional completion of your Florida medical license application, as well as professional completion of all letters and forms necessary to request verification of your credentials for the Florida medical board.
- Collection of All Florida Board Required Credential Verifications
We will request and collect all required credential verifications directly from each facility. Including: undergrad transcripts, medical school transcripts, reference letters, letter of good standing from other licensing boards, examination transcripts, postgraduate training evaluations, hospital staff evaluations, employment verification, AMA profile, NPDB query, federation query, and malpractice claims history report/documents
- Tracking & Follow-Up of all documentation
We will track your entire Florida Medical License application process from start to finish. This includes following up with the Florida Medical Board and each facility providing verification of your credentials to the medical board. Aggressive follow up is one of the most important steps necessary to ensure accurate and timely processing of your Florida Medical License application and credential verification requests
- Frequent Progress Updates
Your Florida Medical License application will be assigned to one file manager in our office who will be your point of contact. You will have continuous access to your file manager during the entire application process. An update on your file will always only be a simple phone call or email away.
- Detailed Instructions
We will provide detailed instructions for any step of the process that must be completed by you (i.e. signature, notarization, finger printing). In most cases all that will ever be required of you is a signature, the rest will be handled by us.
|State Board||USMLE Attempt Limit||Time Limit||US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Reqs||Foreign Postgraduate Training Reqs||SPEX exam required?|
|Florida||No attempt limit||No time limit||One year||Two years||NO|
|Florida DO||N/A||No limits on NBOME||One year||N/A||NO|
Healthcare Licensing Services, Inc. specializes in helping physicians apply for medical licensure in the state of Florida. Florida is world-famous for its resorts, its warm climate, and its welcoming lifestyle. Blessed with remarkable natural beauties and many areas on the National Park Service list, Florida shows population and economic growth year after year.
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Unique details about Florida Medical Board:
- Total Fees made payable to the Florida Board of Medicine for an unrestricted Florida Medical License = $1231.00 (reduced fee for resident physician applicants)
- The Florida Medical Board does not accept payment by credits cards or cash for the initial license fee.
- The Florida medical Board requires all applicants to submit to a FBI criminal background check.
General Information about Florida Medical Licensure:
The Florida Board of Medicine General Statutes requires that you have a valid Florida medical license to practice medicine in Florida. The Florida Medical Board recommends that you do not make any commitments based upon expectation of licensure until you are actually licensed. The Florida Medical Board does not accelerate one application at the expense of another, particularly if there is a premature commitment to start practicing medicine. All applicants are handled equally and fairly.
- The application and background check fees are non-refundable fees. However, if the Florida Board fails to certify you for licensure, the initial license, NICA, and dispensing fees will be refunded to you.
- Applications are processed by the postmark date. Mail, Emails, and phone calls are processed in date order received. To be considered for licensure, an application should be complete (including all documents which the Board/staff requests) 30 days prior to the specified Board Meeting. The Board certifies (approve) licensure applications once a month.
- Once the application is received in the Board office, investigative inquiries are mailed (to postgraduate training programs and medical staff offices). An initial review of the application and the supporting documentation is then made at which time the applicant is notified, in writing, of any deficiencies or any additional documentation that is required from either the applicant or from any other source.
- International medical graduates must have a valid standard ECFMG certification at the time of application and have completed 2 years of ACGME approved postgraduate training. However, if applying on the basis of a 5th pathway program proof of passage of Part II of the National Board of Medical Examiners or the ECFMG equivalent, 5th pathway certificate, an undergraduate degree from a U.S. College or University and 2 years of ACGME postgraduate training are required.
- Personal Appearance: Appearances before the Credentials Committee or the Florida Board of Medicine may be required for a variety of reasons, e.g. malpractice claims, medical education, postgraduate training, disciplinary actions, etc. If an appearance is required, written notification will be mailed which includes the date, time, location and the reason(s) for the appearance. The Credentials Committee meets every other month beginning in January.
Additional Documentation required by the Florida Board of Medicine when applying for a Florida medical license:
- A current 2×2 passport style photo
- Fingerprint card for criminal history background check (performed by the Board)
- Board fees (Application, Initial licensure, NICA, Background check, and Dispensing)
- Practitioner profile from the American Medical Association.
- A certified copy of your undergraduate/medical school transcript and translations if applicable
- A copy of your medical school diploma and translations if applicable
- A copy of your valid ECFMG certificate if applicable
- A copy of your postgraduate training certificate(s)
- A copy of your specialty board certificate(s)
- Two original letters of recommendation*
- A report from the National Practitioners Data Bank
- Affidavits of all yes answers and supporting documentation (if applicable)
Letters of Recommendation:
All applicants are required to submit two current original letters of recommendation. Each letter must be, addressed to the Florida Board of Medicine, from a colleague (M.D.) who has factual knowledge of the applicant’s personal and professional qualifications. Letters from relatives are unacceptable.