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What are the licensing laws for doctors?

On Behalf of | Apr 9, 2018 | Health & Health Care Law |

In order to legally practice medicine in Wisconsin, you must be properly licensed. The licensing process is not easy and requires you to follow several steps, including taking tests. It is done this way to ensure only those who are properly trained and knowledgeable are able to work in healthcare and provide safe care to patients. Anyone found practicing medicine without the proper license could face criminal charges.

According to the Department of Safety and Professional Services, you must fill out an application form to get your medical license. The application must be accompanied by specific documentation that proves you meet all the requirements for licensing. This includes proof that you have completed the education requirements. To become a licensed physician, you must graduate from an approved medical school and complete any postgraduate requirements. You must also pay an application fee.

The application must pass a review process, which will verify your credentials, along with checking your background. This includes a review of your medical history and criminal background. You may not get your license if you have felony convictions or a history of drug abuse. 

You must also complete and pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination. You may retake the exam, but if you have failed it fours times, you may be required to complete further education requirements. 

You have to complete all the application steps and get approved by the board to obtain your medical license. Until you are fully licensed you cannot legally practice medicine without supervision. This information is for education and is not legal advice. 

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