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FSMB Education Services provides educational tools and resources that enhance the quality of medical regulation and raise public awareness of the vital role of state medical boards. 

The FSMB works to identify, develop, and implement CME activities that address content areas that include medical regulation, licensure, discipline, and advocacy and policy to promote public health, safety and welfare.

2019 FSMB Board Attorneys Workshop

November 7-8, New Orleans, LA

Designed specifically for attorneys and legal staff of state medical and osteopathic boards

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New Online Series about Medical Regulation

The FSMB has launched “Understanding Medical Regulation in the United States,” a series of online multi-media educational modules designed for new members of state medical boards to help prepare them for their roles and responsibilities in public service

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CME Accreditation Services

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide, and jointly provide, continuing medical education for physicians. We are pleased to serve as an accredited provider for continuing medical activities for state medical boards and other key stakeholder organizations.

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Educational Modules on Medical Regulation

The Role of State Medical Boards

This module describes the functions and mission of state medical boards as well as the legal foundations of state-based medical regulation.

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Common Reasons Physicians Get in Trouble

This module provides the learner with the common reasons for complaints against physicians along with best practices to limit the likelihood of such complaints.

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Understanding and Navigating the Medical Licensing Process

There are a number of important steps on the pathway to medical licensure. This module will help  medical students and residents familiarize themselves with the licensing process before they apply with their state medical board.

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Medical Disciplinary Process

This module orients the learner to medical discipline, a key function of state medical boards’ role in public protection.

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State Boards and Physician Wellness

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Upcoming Practitioners Diversion Awareness Conferences (PDACs)

In an effort to educate practitioners on current trends involving pharmaceutical controlled substances including the potential of controlled substance diversion, the FSMB recently partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to develop and host live continuing medical education (CME) activities for licensed physicians and physician assistants.

FSMB Roundtable

The FSMB Roundtable is a program of monthly conference calls that facilitates communication among member medical and osteopathic boards and FSMB staff. The calls are sponsored by the FSMB and the agenda is developed with input from member boards. These calls provide regular opportunities for member boards to communicate among themselves on current issues, public policy and legislative trends.

2019 Tri-Regulator Symposium

On Sept. 26-27, 2019, in Frisco, Texas, join members from FSMB, NABP and NCSBN to discuss opportunities for interprofessional cooperation and the challenges facing state medical, nursing and pharmacy boards. The Symposium is invitation-only. For more information, please contact

SCOPE of Pain Live Meetings

The FSMB and the FSMB Foundation recently collaborated with the Boston University School of Medicine SCOPE of Pain program to provide in-depth training to practicing clinicians on the potential risks and benefits of opioids for managing acute and chronic pain. The training includes the assessment of opioid misuse risk and recognition and treatment of opioid use disorder.