07 Jul Three Licensure Tips Every Resident Should Know
No one knows better than you how hard you have worked to get to this point in your medical career. You completed your education and residency, passed all three steps of the USMLE, and participated in clinical practice. Now it’s time to acquire your license so you can practice medicine.
Be sure to follow these three licensure tips:
Know What’s Expected
When it comes to licensure, some criteria depend on the state in which you are seeking the licensure. The first step in the process is asking the licensing board for a copy of its current requirements and the expected amount of time it will take to process applications. According to the American Medical Association, this is also a good time to present your vitae. “This will allow the board to evaluate potential problem areas early in the process.”
Track Your Progress
As we said, licensing requirements will vary by state, but every state will require certain documents to lend credibility to you as a physician. Such documents as verification of education, exam scores, graduate training, current and past licenses, references and reviews, and profiles will be requested. You will want to prepare these materials and track your progress toward licensure.
Trust the Process
State licensing boards and their staff are tasked with protecting the public by being thorough in the licensing process. Be patient and trust the process. Conducting a complete and thorough vetting of each applicant is a time-consuming activity. It can take two months or more to become licensed.
Contact Our Team at Annashae Healthcare Staffing Today
If you are a resident about to head down the licensure road and could use some guidance, we ask that you reach out to our professional staffing and consulting team at Annashae today.
We have a knowledgeable staff that supports clinicians every step of the way, including assistance with licensing, credentialing, and more. Whatever questions you may have during this process, we will be happy to answer them. To get started, contact us on our website or give us a call at 440-449-2662.