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FSMB Education Services provides educational tools and resources that enhance the quality of medical regulation and raise public awareness of the vital role of state medical boards. 

The FSMB works to identify, develop, and implement CME activities that address content areas that include medical regulation, licensure, discipline, and advocacy and policy to promote public health, safety and welfare.

2019 Annual Meeting

The FSMB Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum offered to the medical regulatory community.

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New Online Series about Medical Regulation

The FSMB has launched “Understanding Medical Regulation in the United States,” a series of online multi-media educational modules designed for new members of state medical boards to help prepare them for their roles and responsibilities in public service.

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CME Accreditation Services

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide, and jointly provide, continuing medical education for physicians. We are pleased to serve as an accredited provider for continuing medical activities for state medical boards and other key stakeholder organizations.

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Educational Modules on Medical Regulation

The Role of State Medical Boards

This module describes the functions and mission of state medical boards as well as the legal foundations of state-based medical regulation.

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Understanding and Navigating the Medical Licensing Process

There are a number of important steps on the pathway to medical licensure. This module will help  medical students and residents familiarize themselves with the licensing process before they apply with their state medical board.

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Medical Disciplinary Process

This module orients the learner to medical discipline, a key function of state medical boards’ role in public protection.

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Events

Upcoming Practitioner Diversion Awareness Conferences (PDACs)

In an effort to educate practitioners on current trends involving pharmaceutical controlled substances including the potential of controlled substance diversion, the FSMB recently partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to develop and host live continuing medical education (CME) activities for licensed physicians and physician assistants.

FSMB Roundtable

The FSMB Roundtable is a program of monthly conference calls that facilitates communication among member medical and osteopathic boards and FSMB staff. The calls are sponsored by the FSMB and the agenda is developed with input from member boards. These calls provide regular opportunities for member boards to communicate among themselves on current issues, public policy and legislative trends.

2018 FSMB Board Attorneys Workshop

Designed specifically for attorneys and legal staff of state medical and osteopathic boards, including individuals involved with the investigation and prosecution of physician licensure and disciplinary cases, the FSMB’s Board Attorneys Workshop provides participants with the opportunity to share and exchange valuable information on case experiences, best practices and current issues pertinent to board attorneys.

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