Be Wary of the Nevada State Medical Board Scam

Posted by VISTA Staffing on May 6, 2014 2:55:00 PM

 

Have you recently been called by someone from the Nevada State Medical Board? If so, you should be aware of the following information released by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners (NSMBE).

The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners has been notified of a possible credit card scam involving their licensees.  Individuals posing as employees of the “Nevada State Medical Board” may be contacting licensees and requesting credit card information in order to send the licensee emergent information about their Nevada license.  The names known to have been to be utilized during this scam are “Jennifer Riley” and “Richard,” and fraudulent telephone numbers have been provided.

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

A new state license?! Where do I start?

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 8, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Your first step is understanding your eligibility, which varies by state, and is based on:

•    Whether you are an American or international medical school graduate and, in some states whether your medical school is approved by the state. VISTA’s team will research a state medical board’s website or utilize the WHO Directory of Medical Schools or the ECFMG FAIMER Directory to determine if a school is acceptable.

•    The length of post graduate training you have completed. International graduates are commonly required to complete three years of PGT; American grads may meet eligibility with one or two years of training after graduation.
•    Limitations on licensure examination, e.g., some states do not accept a “state” exam—these were the norm prior to NBME, FLEX and USMLE.

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

Medical Council of New Zealand changes testing requirements for locum tenens and other doctors

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 4, 2014 11:56:00 AM

The Medical Council of New Zealand recently announced changes to its International English Language Testing System (IELTS) requirements. These changes will affect international medical graduates who are required to pass IELTS before applying for registration in New Zealand. Here is a quick look at the changes:

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

Update from the Medical Board of California

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 4, 2014 2:21:00 PM

The Medical Board of California Licensing Program communicated to VISTA Staffing Solutions’ licensing department regarding application processing time. The Licensing Board requests all applicants to check their application status online at the Medical Board’s Web Applicant Access System at www.mbc.ca.gov instead of calling the Board.

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

Permanent, temporary, locum tenens licenses explained

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 3, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Permanent License: This license is usually good for one to two years. It allows you to work in the state at any hospital or facility. Depending on the state, permanent licenses take between two months to over a year to obtain.

Temporary License: Not all states have temporary licenses. A temporary license is usually issued once a permanent application has been submitted and something, for example the FCVS, has not been received by the Board. As long as there is no derogatory information to be reviewed, the board will issue a temporary license allowing you to start working sooner. Temporary licenses are usually only good for a short time or until the permanent license is issued.

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

Hospital credentialing for locum tenens physicians - a few important changes you should know about

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 14, 2014 10:14:00 AM

A lot has changed over the past three years in regards to getting physicians credentialed and ready for locum tenens assignments. Applications are longer, medical staff offices are understaffed and require more time to process applications, and the types of documents required have changed significantly.

In the past the focus was on the written word and the ability of your peers to express their ideas and opinions about their professional interaction with you in a simple reference letter. This “Letter of Reference” actually served two purposes: 1. As an introduction to a client. 2. As a professional reference to fulfill hospital by-laws.

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

A potential bright spot on the licensing horizon

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 12, 2013 10:38:00 AM

Forget travel, forget rental cars, forget apartment keys under the mat at midnight…Getting licenses in new states can actually be one of the most challenging aspects of locum tenens practice—or medical practice in general for that matter. But there is a glimmer of “standardize this process for the betterment of humankind” hope on the horizon.

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

Collect these documents once. You’ll need them for locum tenens and everything else.

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 6, 2013 12:07:00 PM

Whether you are just completing your training, considering locum tenens work, or ready to interview for permanent jobs, it makes sense to gather and keep copies of the following documents in a secure, accessible place. You will need them to receive privileges in just about any new position and to apply for new state licenses. And should you venture into the fast-paced world of locum tenens, you will want to have them on hand (with copies in our files) when the assignment of your dreams comes along.

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

Changes in requirements for locum tenens and permanent licensure

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 2, 2013 12:32:00 PM

We are seeing an increase in the number of states that require FBI and state criminal background checks.This usually includes getting fingerprinted, which can take six to eight weeks.When you are working with a scheduler and considering locum tenens positions, please keep this in mind.

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

The how-to on licensure renewal

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 6, 2013 11:17:00 AM

State medical license renewal applications are much simpler than initial applications and re-licensure applications. The vast majority of state medical boards now offer on-line renewal.

Read More

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

About VISTA Staffing Solutions

Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. A leading provider of US Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA is the only agency that offers both domestic and international work opportunities for locum tenens physicians.

Recent Posts