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Follow-Up Review of the Licensing and Disciplinary Practices of the Board of Medicine

Report 97-72, April 1998




Report Summary

  • To assist foreign-trained doctors, the Board of Medicine developed a curriculum for a refresher course to prepare applicants for the licensing exam. However, no medical school or organization has offered to provide the refresher course.
  • The Legislature reduced the residency requirement for foreign-trained doctors to two years.
  • The board revised the disciplinary case cover sheet, but does not formally track sanctions imposed on domestic and foreign-trained doctors to ensure that they are being imposed in a fair and consistent way.


Related Reports
  1. Follow-Up Report on the Legal Issues Concerning Florida Board of Medicine Disciplinary Practices
    Report 98-11 August 1998
  2. Review of the Licensing and Disciplinary Practices of the Board of Medicine
    Report 95-14 December 1995
Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by email OPPAGA@oppaga.fl.gov, telephone (850) 488-0021, or mail 111 W. Madison St., Room 312 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475.
Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by email OPPAGA@oppaga.fl.gov, telephone (850) 488-0021, or mail 111 W. Madison St., Room 312 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475.
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