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About FSMB

At the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), we proudly support state medical boards within the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. We serve our member boards as they fulfill their mandate of protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare through proper medical regulation, licensing, and disciplining of physicians, physician assistants and associates (PAs), and other healthcare professionals.

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Our Vision

A medical regulatory system in which patients have access to high-quality health care, and the integrity of the practice of medicine is protected.

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Our Mission

To serve as a national voice for state medical boards, supporting them with services and initiatives that promote patient safety, the integrity of the practice of medicine, access to high-quality health care and regulatory best practices.

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Our Strategic Goals

Serve state medical boards by promoting regulatory best practices and providing operational resources that add to their effectiveness.

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More than a Century of Service

Since our founding in 1912, FSMB has served as a forum for connecting state medical and osteopathic boards to share best practices and discuss issues of medical regulation. From providing educational materials to assessment tools to data access and technology solutions, FSMB continues to serve the interests of its member boards and support their integral function within America’s healthcare system.

"Medical Licensing and Discipline in America: A History of the Federation of State Medical Boards" chronicles the FSMB's journey and the centuries-long development of America's state-based medical licensure and disciplinary system.

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