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Links to State Medical Boards

The process of obtaining a medical license—either initial licensure or a second or subsequent license in another state—can be a challenging process. To help physicians navigate the licensure process and to provide up-to-date information on licensure requirements across all US states and jurisdictions, the AMA publishes annually State Medical Licensure Requirements and Statistics.

This reference includes data tables on required examinations, training, education (both graduate medical education and continuing medical education), and fees. Data are broken out for US medical school graduates as well as for international medical graduates (IMGs). Also included are data on the numbers of initial and subsequent licenses awarded by state as well as information on key organizations involved in the licensure process, such as the Federation of State Medical Boards, National Board of Medical Examiners, and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

State Medical Licensure Requirements and Statistics also includes contact information for licensing boards and their respective websites (see below).

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 Ostepathic 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 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