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    MUA cannot do rotations in all 50 states but can we practice in all 50 states

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    Can someone clarify this for me? MUA cannot do rotations in all 50 states but, can we practice in any state we want as long as we met their requirements. For example, Texas requires that all rotations be greenbook, if we do that can we practice there after graduation? I know I have seen Saba students doing residencies in Texas (Baylor). and supposedly they are not approved to do rotations in Texas. Naivecynic

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    No we can't

    Some states we can not do clinicals in, and other states we can't get licensed in. Supposedly there are a few MUA graduates applying for licensure right now in Texas, but we are not allowed to do rotations there. I believe we can do a residency in most any state, even if we are not allowed licensure there in the end....

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    clinicals

    I will try to answer your question as best as I can. First, certain states namely the big ones, Texas, Florida, California, Pennsylvania have strict rules about clinical rotations and who can perform them. MUA is currently not approved or has not met all of their requirements. For Florida I read that, MUA needs to physically have a building there for them to be able to do rotation in that state and be approved, so maybe this is in the works. The others I am not sure about. THere also maybe other states that I did no list that we are not approved to do clinicals in yet. However, its upto you to ask that specific state and the clinical coordinator about what is approved and what isn't. If a state is approved but MUA does not have any rotations in that state, you can if you find a hospital willing to let you do rotations there set your own up.

    Now on to licensing, for the most part this is where greenbook and all come to play. Certain states such as Texas and Pennsylvania and California all require rotations to be greenbook. Florida only requires your core rotations to be greenbook. Again this depends on your state and what not, and you have to ask them about it. MUA is not approved for anything in California as it is the strictest state to get into, so if you are having your heart set on that, you might want to let go at least for the moment. Other stated do not require any such things and you can have mix and match of greenbook or non greenbook and still get licensed. From my experience most states require only the cores or at least the cores to get licensed so its in your best bet to do that much and then leave it upto the medical licensing board for the rest. Hope this helps. I am leaving the medical board website where you can find website for each state and their contact information through them, if you have more questions contact them directly instead of relying on hear say from people on valuemd.



    FSMB | Federation of State Medical Boards state medical licensing board website

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    Thank you for the answers. This is very important to clarify because many of us tend to confuse not being able to do ROTATIONS with not being able to PRACTICE. I personally don't really care where I do the rotations as long as I learn what I need to learn and also fulfill the requirements so that I can PRACTICE where I want. You can either fullfill the requirements by the state of your choice or I've heard that if you work for the Federal Government hospitals you can work in all 50 states.

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    kind of

    Quote Originally Posted by NaiveToCynic View Post
    Thank you for the answers. This is very important to clarify because many of us tend to confuse not being able to do ROTATIONS with not being able to PRACTICE. I personally don't really care where I do the rotations as long as I learn what I need to learn and also fulfill the requirements so that I can PRACTICE where I want. You can either fullfill the requirements by the state of your choice or I've heard that if you work for the Federal Government hospitals you can work in all 50 states.
    this is a loophole thats not really a loophole....its a theoretical ability but not a realistic one. while you "tecnically" can work in all 50 states in the federal system with a valid license in one state its not likely. most governement hospitals like the VA for example have the hospital which is federal but they also have outpatient clinics where you see patients on state level. i have seen the headhunter adds for the VA and they all say you need to be licensed in the state you apply for.

    basically california is out forever no ifs ands or buts you will not work there. there are also 7 states that currently use the california list to approve or deny a license and there are some that use it as a "guide" whatever that means. in these dozen or so states you may not get a license right away but they may allow reciprocity if you have a license in another state and are board certified. also the info about california requiring all green rotations is wrong, they use the family practice umbrella guideline

    texas is likey an uphill battle. for you to get a license you need to prove that your school is equal to a US yexas LCME med school you will have to show admission standards, usmle rates, scores, facilities, faculty credentials, and so on that are the same as a texas med school so it is not likely

    kansas needs a med school to be around for 15 years, pensylvania has gotten img unfriendly in the last 2 years so who knows if they will be an issue, colorado, nevada, montana, arizona, maine, alaska i have only heard rumors of being difficult but the rest of the states are very realistic to get into. florida is picky about having tons of paperwork but generally img firendly.

    bottom line if there is a grad of the school fully licensed there then it should be ok, if there are none then there is no way to know because these states change back and forth often

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    florida only took me 2 months, they were very helpful on the phone, i did all my cores at chabert and my psych at cherry. im applying for my wv license now but they want img to be finished with 3 years of residency. but they can expedite my license in a couple of days. lousiana is pretty easy they will let apply for a license while still in their third year.

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