Medical Licensing Service

Expedited State Medical Licensing

MedLicense.com™ is the nation's premier Physician Licensing Company. Over 100,000 Physicians have utilized MedLicense.com's Medical License Service to obtain their State Medical Board Licenses since 2001. In 2020, MedLicense.com licensed 4% of all Physicians licensed in the 50 States. MedLicense.com is the Recognized Industry Leader in Physician Licensing. There is only One MedLicense.com. MedLicense.com licenses Physicians in all 50 States. Simply fill out our form and we will handle the rest. The licensure process is time consuming and requires knowledge of each State Med Boards' regulatory process. Whether you are applying for a medical license in Florida, New York, California, Georgia, or all the states in between, MedLicense.com can expedite your medical license process by applying our knowledge of the licensure requirements and aggressively following up with all State Board Applications.

Covid-19 and the 200% increase in demand for Telemedicine Licenses has impacted licensure processing times. Each State has addressed the crisis in different ways. Some States have reduced the expected time frames due to the increase in man hours and/or reduction in verification requirements. Other's have furloughed employees, shut down for extended periods, or just ignored the crisis. This has caused their expected licensure time frames to increase. MedLicense.com has seen an increase in new licensure requests by 200% since March 2019. 

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Our Process: How does our Medical License Service work?

  1. Submit your information to MedLicense.com through our purchase services link or via a 5 minute phone consultation
  2. Email/Fax your CV to us.
  3. A pre-completed packet will arrive in 3 to 8 business days for you to proof, sign, and notarize. 
  4. Return the completed packet back to MedLicense.com
  5. MedLicense.com will update and submit the application to the State
  6. MedLicense.com will submit/request all verifications from the verifying institutions
  7. MedLicense.com will follow up with all verfications and the State Medical Board until the application is deemed complete.

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**How is COVID-19 affecting the State Medical Boards**

As with the rest of the World, Covid-19 is impacting the various State Medical Boards and the time it is taking to obtain a Medical License.

The most obvious effect of the virus on the State Medical Boards has been its' effect on State Medical Board Staffing and Staff Availability. The Boards, like every one else, has not been able to fully staff themselves to Pre-Covid Levels. Many employees have quit. More are working from home. Hiring new employees, while the Federal Government is effectively paying people to stay home, has been a challenge for them. Those who are working from home, are not able to completely perform their responsibilities. They do not have access to physical mail or physical files. They can only log into the system remotely. Mail isn't being processed in a quickly as it had been before Covid by the State Medical Boards. This all in effect translates into a slower, more inefficient process.

During this pandemic, the volume of applications being filed by physicians has increased 200% from 2019 numbers. Why? Covid-19 in effect put a spot light on Telemedicine. Telemedicine was the solution that the major health providers turned to to allow quarantined patients access to health care. This has increased demand for Multi-State Licensing by physicians who are tied to major health providers. As such, these physicians are entering the licensure market and filing applications with the various State Medical Boards.  The impact of this has been that the State Medical Boards are receiving applications from physicians who never would have filed them prior to Covid. It is creating a Back Log that is going to flow over into 2022.

Telemedicine's perception in the general market place has been main-streamed. 2020 was the first year that many in the general public used telemedicine to see a physician. What was first marketed as a means to provide medical provider access to rural patients, has now been put forth as a way to provide medical care for those who are self-quarantining. This has created a lot of buzz in the medical community and there is a Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) by many physicians who never would have considered going into Telemedicine. In 2003 we received our first 50 State order from a physician. The year that followed we put 2 physicians into 50 States.   In 2020 we put 41 physicians into all 50 States at once. We are on schedule to hit 75 physicians into all 50 States for 2021. The impact of this has been that the State Medical Boards are receiving applications from physicians who never would have filed them prior to Covid. It is creating a Back Log that is going to flow over into 2022.

Covid has also impacted the way that State Medical Boards are licensing. Out of fear of handling contaminated forms/documents, some Boards are no longer handling paper. The Colorado and Delaware Medical Boards are two that come to mind. They want everything sent by email or online to them. This however is not a bad thing. Paper is inefficient but necessary in the licensure process for the majority of the Medical Boards. Being able to electronically handle the process does provide a more efficient process.

So as you are considering going into Telemedicine, please understand that you will need to view the licensure process as a marathon, not a sprint. Plan ahead and give yourself enough time. There is a saying that holds true in licensure, "Your lack of planning does not constitute my emergency". When you apply for a license in an over stressed environment, the process is not going to move through as fast or quickly as you will need it to. So give yourself enough time in these crazy times in which we now live and be kind to those who are helping you with the process or control the keys to the doors which you must pass through.

 

Average Licensing Time

Physician's using our Medical Licensing Service are experiencing Licensing times between 60 days to 105 days for most applications.  This is measured from the date of the submission of the application to the issuance. Licensure can exceed the 115 day mark depending on the State and the Physician's background. Please contact us to for a consultation to determine a more accurate licensure time estimate.

Most Popular USA/Canadian Graduates Foreign Graduates
California 3-5 months 3-6 months
Florida 1-3 months 2-4 months
Illinois 2-4 months 4-7 months
New Jersey 1.5-3.5 months 2.5-4.5 months
New York 2-4 months 3-8 months
Ohio 1-4 months 1-6 months
Pennsylvania 3-5 months 5-12 months
Texas 3-6 months 3-8 months
Massachusetts Longer than you can wait See USA Graduates

* A note to our clients... Credentialing is an incredibly stressful, thankless, and difficult job. That is why you are here instead of doing it yourself. I ask that you be kind to our staff. They are growing gray hairs so that you do not have to. Kindness is cheap. It cost nothing. 

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Need a Fast Medical License?

If you need a Medical License Fast and it doesn't matter where then consider the following States:

# 1 - Indiana Medical Board

The Indiana Medical Board can issue a Temporary License in 2 weeks given that everything falls into place. Indiana has limited certification requirements which allows for an expedited process. The verifications which are required are limited to the NPDB-HIPDB report, Med School Transcripts, Exam Scores, and State License verficiations. Most licenses with Indiana are issued between 1 1/2 to 3 months.

# 2 - Michigan Medical Board

The Michigan Medical Board is the only State with True Reciprocity. If a Physician has held an active License in the USA for at least 10 years, then the only verifications which are required are State License Certifications. Most licenses with Michigan are issued within 1 1/2 months to 3 months. If a Physician hasn't held a license for 10 years then the Physician's Medical School, State Licenses, and Board Scores have to be sent to the Indiana.

# 3 - New York Medical Board

For Domestic Graduates, New York is one of the fastest States in the USA. Why? New York does not verify Employment, Privileges, Malpractice, or Medical Licenses. Because we only have to verify the physician's Med School, Training Hospitals, and Exam Scores. The process typically is complete and NY Med Licenses are issued between 1 1/2 to 3 months. The internal mail system with New York runs between 2-4 weeks. International Graduates can have a much longer licensure time frame due to the mandated FCVS Requirement for IMG's.

 

MedLicense.com launches a YouTube Channel!

MedLicense.com has set up an informational licensure channel which will address  each State's and IMLCC licensure process. Other topics will also be covered such as record keeping, Jurisprudence, avoiding Board Complaints, proper prescribing, and other topics to help mitigate the potential issues that can harm a physician's career.

Our channel can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1FhzZa-_Cqrt2S6mnCW7w

 

Worst States to Apply:

#1 Virgin Islands
  • Extremely High Verification Loss
  • Arbitrary Approval Process
  • Lack of Communication from the Medical Board
  • No online check list
  • SPEX Exam Required
#2 Massachusetts
  • 10 year Malpractice Coverage Verification Requirement
  • Long initial review process - up to 3 months
  • 180 day shelf life on all Verifications and Applications
  • Re-Verifications can cause domino affect on process 
#3 Delaware
  • Long review time frames
  • Common rejection of verifications from third parties
  • Licensure time frames of 4-8 months is common
#4 Minnesota
  • Excessive Verifications required 
  • Board is backlogged due to volume of applications and COVID
  • SPEX State if not - ABMS < 10 years
#5 South Dakota
  • Incredibly difficult to actually submit the application. 4 step process
  • Board requests employment, medical school, and training verifications directly