Council on Medical Education

Certification & licensure: Council on Medical Education reports

The Council on Medical Education monitors the processes for specialty board certification, continuing board certification (formerly called maintenance of certification), state-based medical licensure, and maintenance of licensure on an ongoing basis. These reports provide updates on some of the changes related to certification and licensure that have occurred as a result of the AMA’s continued advocacy for physicians at the national level with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), and other stakeholders.

Council on Medical Education Reports

Review reports prepared by the council. 

Reports Overview

Council on Medical Education reports may not be reproduced without express written permission.

Licensure and initial and continuing board certification

These reports provide background and updates on licensure and initial and continuing board certification.

Licensure and certification assessments

These reports address various issues related to licensure and certification assessments.

Interstate licensure

These reports discuss various issues related to interstate licensing and telemedicine.

Additional information

Access all council reports prior to 2007 or learn more about the Council on Medical Education