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Misconception with state "approvals" and licensure

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  1. WSUCougar's Avatar

    WSUCougar said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Jee001 View Post
    Hey MDIN2009,
    you say that it is the candidates' qualifications that secures the residency spot, but inorder for them to even apply don't they need that state to approve of their medical school? Correct me if I am wrong because I've been getting many different stories so any clarifications would be much appreciated. Thanks
    I hardly ever post outside of my usual forums (SMU & UMHS), but since licensure got brought up, I thought that I would chyme in.

    For starters, California is the only State that Approves/Disapproves Foreign Med Schools. The California Medical Board visits these schools, and based on their research, and observations...... they then Approve or Disapprove that School. Other State Medical Boards do not have these resources, therefore choose to adopt the California List, and follow their lead.

    The rest of the State Medical Boards use the IMED List. Therefore if your school is IMED listed, as Windsor is....... then you can practice in the majority of the states.

    Another misconception with "approvals" is that many IMG Med Students assume that New York and Florida approval, deals with Licensure, but in fact it has nothing to do with Licensure. Those two State approvals are Strictly for Clinical Rotations. The Florida Approval is not even managed by the Florida Medical Board, instead its managed by the Florida Department of Education. NY and FL's requirement for Licensure, is that your school must be IMED listed.

    New York Approval = You can do an unlimited amount of clinical rotations in the state of NY
    Without New York Approval = You can ONLY do a MAXIMUM of 12 weeks of rotations

    Florida Approval = You can do an unlimited amount of clinical rotations in the state of FL
    Without Florida Approval = You can't do ANY clinical rotations there.

    BUT....... you can Get Licensed in those states

    Texas and Nevada are case by case scenarios for IMG's.

    Hope that helps clear some questions.

    P.S. MDIN2009...... Love the blog man, nice work
    Last edited by WSUCougar; 07-17-2009 at 11:45 PM. Reason: updating some points
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  2. nishy said:
    I am new to this. I am looking to transfer to windsor. If this is true about IMED then as of today when I checked the site Windsor is not on there. I am getting a bunch of mixed feelings about going to windsor. I have read alot of information that just does not add up to me.
     
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    windsorMD said:
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  4. Chopdoc's Avatar

    Chopdoc said:
    Quote Originally Posted by WSUCougar View Post

    For starters, California is the only State that Approves/Disapproves Foreign Med Schools.
    Though your post is excellent and clear, on this point it isn't quite accurate. Some other state medical boards actually do approve/disapprove of specific foreign schools for licensing purposes. That they don't have the resources for a visit matters not, they do it anyway. In fact any board can "blacklist" any med school they wish at any time for any reason they find valid.

    Indeed they use the IMED list...but they are free to make exceptions to that list for their purposes and in fact do occasionally.

    The best policy is to check with the medical board of any state you might wish to practice in. Until there is one standard, that would be my advice.

    Great post though, many people just don't get what the deal is with the various approvals etc.
     
  5. Windsorstudents said:
    I have a question concerning bluebook/greenbook hospital. Most of the hospitals that windsor is associated with are bluebook. Will this affect our chances of getting into residency? I'm so confuse about this matter.
    Thanks for your help,
     
  6. amelia_k said:
    I just checked. Windsor IS on the site
    It is on as WINDSOR UNIVERSITY. Look under Saint Kitts and Nevis

    Quote Originally Posted by nishy View Post
    I am new to this. I am looking to transfer to windsor. If this is true about IMED then as of today when I checked the site Windsor is not on there. I am getting a bunch of mixed feelings about going to windsor. I have read alot of information that just does not add up to me.
     
  7. BrightFuture said:
    so if a person who is not interested in practicing in new york, s/he shouldn't really care if the school is approved by new york at all?

    other than not being able to do clinical rotations in ny, are there any other problems in the future?
     
  8. houmd's Avatar

    houmd said:
    that is mostly correct. If your school does not have NY approval then you simply cannot complete more than 12 weeks of elective rotations in NY and you also cannot complete residency there. However you may obtain a permanent license through reciprocity.
     
  9. DrValueMD said:
    If someone could post the states that have unique situations where we can get residency and licensure, that'd be helpful.

    E.g. New York: Residency (All rotations done on island but <= (less than or equal to)12 weeks can be done in NY); Licensure: Yes

    I am not curious about the major states (Cali, NY, Texas), but trying to find out if any other states have these unique situations. Thank you.
     
  10. houmd's Avatar

    houmd said:
    Here's a couple off the top of my head:

    1) Tennessee:

    Eligible for:
    Rotations
    Residency


    Ineligible for:
    Permanent License

    2) New Jersey
    Eligible for:
    Residency
    Permanent License


    Ineligible for:
    Rotations

    3) Florida
    Eligible for:
    Residency
    Permanent License


    Ineligible for:
    Rotations

    4) Kansas: Will not give a permanent license to a graduate from a school not on the Cali list UNLESS that school has been open for 15 years
     
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