Annually about 3,000 physicians apply for the Florida medical license. If you are one of them it is important for you to read this article, as we are going to introduce the whole licensure application process.
The first thing that you should know is that the most important problem of the Board of Medicine is to provide license only to qualified candidates and to protect all consumers. Every single piece of information that you provide in your application is thoroughly checked by the Florida Medicine Board staff. The most common reason that the application gets rejected is that the applicants aren’t honest or provide false information in their application.
Florida Board of Medicine asks a lot of questions in the application. All of the questions should be answered properly and honestly.
Here is a link where you can find the application and some general information
There are a lot of medical license types in Florida, and each of them has its specific requirements and process. Here are some of them.
With this certificate all the international physicians can work in a special training program that is approved by the Board of the Cancer Center.
By getting this certificate all physicians can practice medicine during their education in the medical schools or any other program.
This certificate has some limits, the physicians can work only in a special approved service.
With this one, the doctors can only practice while working with the Florida Department of Health.
This license allows you to practice in some approved services. The majority of physicians with this license are volunteers who work with the Florida Department of Health.
Physicians can work in Florida training programs or as house physicians, but they need to register in the Board. And all the programs that have non-licensed physicians need to report twice a year about all the employees.
The Florida medical license application is a long one, but it is not complicated. Anyway if you have a question or problems with it. You need to address all your questions to the Board staff, by using e-mail. Try to write it more detailed and spelled correctly so the staff can understand and provide all the information that you need. If you know who is in charge of your application, write directly to that person, if not just email [email protected]
If you need more help than the Board can give. You can use the services of a license application adviser, For that just connect with The Florida Medical Association by this email [email protected]
If you work you can also ask for the help of your hospital’s personnel/risk management office.
If your application is completed and there are no errors, the process will take from 45 up to 90 days.
Your application is completed when all required information is provided, it will take longer if your application is half done.
The most essential part is providing all necessary documents. If you want the application process to be faster, provide all documents to the Board ASAF. Be very organized here as this is the most common reason for application delay.
After submission, the application goes directly to the Board of Medicine, where the staff will review your application. The Board of Medicine office has 7 reviewers. After they get your application they will connect with you and provide all the information to connect them. If you have questions just email them and they will answer all the questions properly.
After your application was submitted it’s time for a second review and after it, the Board will decide to approve or deny it. During any of these steps your application can get a “red flag” it doesn’t mean denial, it only means that your application needs to be reviewed by the Program Administrator and they will decide if it must be sent to the Credentials Committee. This committee has a meeting every other month to review all the applications with “red flags”. They can demand more information, explanation, or meeting with the candidate.
Here are all the payments that you need to do before getting your Florida medical license.
Fees for the resident applicant:
Dispensing Practitioner fee: $100.00
Military Veteran Fee Waiver: If they meet all the requirements there are no fees for veterans.