Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: a | Slide: 10
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Introduction and Physicians Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Physician Continued Certification Completion of an approved residency or fellowship program Must have a valid state medical licenses to practice Must complete a written and/or practical exam in that specialty or subspecialty Maintenance of certification State licensure Reciprocity among states 10
Slide notes:Physician specialty certification requires successful completion of an approved residency or fellowship program, a valid license to practice medicine, and completion of a written and/or practical exam that varies by specialty and subspecialty. Maintenance of certification is required in many specialties. It often includes specific continuing medical education requirements, quality improvement activities, patient surveys, and periodic specialty exams. In addition to certification, physicians are required to maintain an active state license in order to practice medicine. Some states allow reciprocity [res-uh- pros - ih -tee], which honors a valid license between states; however, there are usually minimal additional requirements to apply for a license in another state. 10