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Types of medical licenses

medical licenses

As we know, healthcare professionals need to get various types of medical licenses to start or to continue practicing medicine uninterruptedly. This blog post will help you understand them easily. There are 7 types of medical licenses such as permanent, temporary, locum tenens, institutional practice limited, faculty, residency training, and fellowship training licenses.

They are given below in detail. 

Permanent medical licenses: This type of medical license is usually valid for 1 or 2 years. It allows healthcare professionals to practice medicine in a specific state. Healthcare professionals can get this license after completing their education and qualifying some required exams.  

Temporary medical license: Healthcare professionals can get this type of license for a shorter duration as the name itself shows it is temporary. This license allows them to practice medicine legally in a particular state for a limited time.  

Locum tenens license: This is also a type of temporary medical license. But it allows healthcare professionals to practice medicine in various states temporarily. This license is usually issued to replace a healthcare professional who is on leave or temporarily unavailable.  

Institutional practice limited license: This license is usually issued by some medical institutions and organizations. This medical license allows healthcare professionals to practice medicine only in their respective hospitals or research facility. 

Faculty license: This license is usually held by faculty members of medical institutions. This license allows them to practice medicine along with teaching at a medical institution or university.  

Residency training license: Residents in medical training programs such as fellowship and internship usually get this type of medical license. It allows them to practice during their training sessions. 

Fellowship training license: Healthcare professionals who participate in fellowship programs such as advanced training in a specific medical specialty usually get this type of license. This license allows them to practice medicine during their training only. 

In conclusion, healthcare professionals who want to practice medicine uninterruptedly need to get various types of medical licenses. Permanent, temporary, locum tenens, institutional practice limited, faculty, residency training, and fellowship training licenses are some of these. Each of the above mentioned licenses help healthcare professionals practice easily in various situations.  

Medtigo offers medical licensing services to help healthcare professionals get their licenses approved quickly. You can get a free consultation by clicking on the link below.
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