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FSMB History

Serving Our Member Boards Since 1912

FSMB History: A Century of Service to State Medical Boards

Over the course of a century, the FSMB has grown from a small annual gathering of state board executive officers with no permanent staff or headquarters to a vibrant national organization staffed by nearly 200 employees in Texas and our nation's capital.

Since its inception in 1912, the FSMB has grown in the range of its services to state medical and osteopathic boards charged with protecting the public health and interests in their respective states. From providing assessment tools to policy documents, from credentialing to disciplinary alert services, the FSMB has served the interests of its member boards.

We invite you to explore our history through the interactive FSMB Centennial website as well as these other resources: 

"Medical Licensing and Discipline in America: A History of the Federation of State Medical Boards" relates the history of the FSMB and the evolution over several centuries of America’s state-based system for medical licensure and discipline.

FSMB Chairs and Presidents: A long tradition of effective leadership

FSMB award recipients: Recognizing remarkable contributions to medical regulation