ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Aug 2019
The new law provided that international graduates of international medical schools had to complete two (rather than the previous three) years of training and meet other standards set by the North Carolina Medical Board.
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On August 1, 2019 the governor of North Carolina signed into law a bill (House Bill 228) that, among many other provisions affecting the regulation of the medical profession, eased the licensing of foreign-trained physicians. Under existing physician-licensure requirements, international graduates of international medical schools had to complete three years of training and could not use proof of specialist certification as a basis for licensure. The new law provided that applicants would have to complete two years of training or provide proof of certification by a specialty board recognized by the North Carolina Medical Board, as well as pass an exam acceptable to that board.