Sponsored Links
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    DoctorJ is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    80
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    General License Question

    Advertisements



    I just thought this might be interesting and hope someone would have an answer:

    If an IMG is licensed in a couple of states but later those states change their mind about his school approval (if one day they all follow the CA list), will this person's license be revoked or unable to renew due to the law change? Or will his license be grandfathered in?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    maximillian genossa's Avatar
    maximillian genossa is offline Ultimate Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    The domed city of Romdo close to the border
    Posts
    5,819
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    The norm is to grandfather them in once you have a license and have kept your act together and clean.



    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorJ View Post
    I just thought this might be interesting and hope someone would have an answer:

    If an IMG is licensed in a couple of states but later those states change their mind about his school approval (if one day they all follow the CA list), will this person's license be revoked or unable to renew due to the law change? Or will his license be grandfathered in?

    Thanks.
    "Sacrifice turns to revenge and believe me
    You'll see the face who'll say:I love you... I'll kill you...But I'll love you forever
    ..."If I die tomorrow, what will you tell me today?." Hidden Content Previously known as Genossa Maximillian

  3. #3
    Chopdoc's Avatar
    Chopdoc is offline Senior Member 528 points
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,260
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Normally they are grandfathered....but I think it was last year....Georgia?.....that a resident got their license yanked in such a case. Her Program went to bat for her, I don't know the outcome, probably still fighting.

    That's another reason to go to a well established school.

    Back in the seventies there was a big scandal with Caribbean schools selling degrees. They gave you a review course for your money and a diploma.

    A lot of people were caught up in it, including my brother. He had to prove his credentials all over again in residency because it was suspected his school did that. In the end he was OK, his school was not selling degrees anyway, and he went on....but it was a nightmare for him.

    FYI, although they did nail a bunch of people, because of this there are doctors practicing today who never went to med school.

    Same with the issue back in the mid nineties. They busted a big cheating scam when the USMLE was still on paper. Basically they had people take the test on the east coast, then fax the memorized questions to the west coast. People payed tens of thousands to be there and get the test just a couple of hours before the exam. That was when the test was taken in big centers by hundreds at a time in the same room.

    That scam apparently had gone on for several years and there is no way to tell how many docs are practicing today that participated in it.

    After that, around 95 or 96, somebody stole an exam by breaking into a box at UPS. They copied it and replaced the exam....it was discovered after the exam that it had been posted on usenet. Nobody knows how many got it. Nobody knows how many are in practice that cheated on the exam. In the end, they basically did nothing about it.

    It is for those reasons that they fast tracked the computer based exam.

    Lots of strange things hapen and the history surrounding these things is more convoluted than some would have you think.

    Best advice- Go to the most established, most reputable school that you can.

Similar Threads

  1. Ca license - 4 months General Medicine?
    By leeko in forum State Medical Licensing Information
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-22-2009, 10:09 PM
  2. MD license question please
    By romdoc in forum State Medical Licensing Information
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-19-2005, 09:37 PM
  3. MD license question please
    By romdoc in forum St. Georges University School of Medicine
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-19-2005, 09:37 PM
  4. General Question on General Surgery
    By Dr.SP in forum Residency Match Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-07-2005, 01:25 PM
  5. General Match/License Q
    By DoctorJ in forum Main Foreign Medical Schools Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-23-2004, 05:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •