Physicians and Credentialing Organizations
As postgraduate resident training programs close, they may choose the FSMB to permanently store the records from the primary source for residents who have attended their program. This ensures availability of the resident's records for future purposes of state licensure and hospital/health care privileges. The Federation has consulted with JCAHO, NCQA, URAC and state medical boards and determined that verification of a physician's credentials by the Federation on behalf of a closed program meets the primary source verification requirements of each of these organizations.
Information stored for a resident supports the VGMET (Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training) format for credentialing verification. It includes: physician name, program name, dates of attendance, training level, training year, specialty, program director name, and whether or not the training was successfully completed.
To request an official copy of your graduate medical education (GME) training record, click here.
The one-time physician verification fee for this secure, digital official GME verification is $75 per program. The fee includes submission of your official document to designated state medical boards. Once your request has been processed, you can download and keep a digital copy of your GME certification document for future licensing and training verification credential needs.
Note: The FSMB receives information directly from state medical boards, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), National Provider Identifier (NPI), the Social Security Death Master File, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists. This information is maintained in a manner that is NCQA certified for quality.
Third-party requests for physician information can be fulfilled by following these steps:
- Download and complete the Resident Records and Credentials Request form with as much information as you have to allow us to efficiently process your request.
- Please include a completed and valid Physician Authorization Form.
- Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the Resident Records and Credentials Request form and a Physician Authorization Form is received, you will receive an invoice via email. Verification will be provided once payment has been verified. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing.
The third-party verification fee is $60 per program, for each verification destination.