"In the United States and its territories, a license to practice medicine is a privilege granted only by the individual licensing authority (i.e., state medical board) of the various jurisdictions. All decisions regarding acceptance of USMLE results and/or licensure eligibility are made by the individual state medical boards of the United States.
It is important to note that eligibility to sit for the USMLE Step 3 for a specific state medical board does not automatically signify your eligibility for medical licensure in that jurisdiction.
To obtain complete licensure information, you should contact the state medical board where you intend to seek a medical license. The Federation provides a listing of all state medical boards, Requirements (by state), and their contact information at State Medical Board Info."* See also: American Medical Association (AMA) and Licensure information
*Source: Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
Last Updated: 4/29/2014