Newswise — (Euless, Texas, April 3, 2015) – The Uniform Application for Physician State Licensure (UA) initiative continues to gain significant traction across the United States as an innovative tool to streamline the medical licensure process. An initiative of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), the UA makes it easier for physicians to become licensed in multiple states by providing a “core” application used by medical boards using the UA, eliminating the need for physicians to re-enter data multiple times.

With the recent addition of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, 23 state medical and osteopathic boards now use the tool and several other states are in various stages of implementation. More than 52,000 physician applications have been submitted through the UA system since it was launched several years ago.

Among the benefits the UA offers physicians:

• Auto-populates key data, saving physicians time by eliminating the need to re-enter information multiple times.• Information provided by physicians is stored in a permanent data repository, which is available to physicians when they apply for licensure in another of the growing number of states using the UA. • Auto-populates credentialing data for users of the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS).• The service includes physicians in residency training programs as well as those established in practice.

For more information about the UA, please visit or contact Ingo Hagemann, Director of UA, at [email protected].


About the Federation of State Medical BoardsThe Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national non-profit organization representing all medical boards within the United States and its territories that license and discipline allopathic and osteopathic physicians and, in some jurisdictions, other health care professionals. FSMB leads by promoting excellence in medical practice, licensure and regulation as the national resource and voice on behalf of state medical boards in their protection of the public. To learn more about FSMB, visit: You can also follow FSMB on Twitter (@theFSMB and @FSMBPolicy).

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