The Florida Board of Medicine was established “to ensure that every physician practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice.” The practice of medicine is a privilege granted by the state. The Florida Board of Medicine, through efficient and dedicated organization, will license, monitor, discipline, educate, and when appropriate, rehabilitate physicians and other practitioners to assure their fitness and competence in the service of the people of Florida.
The Board consists of fifteen members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Twelve members of the Board must be licensed physicians in good standing in this state who are residents of the state and who have been engaged in the active practice or teaching of medicine for at least four years immediately preceding their appointment. One of the physicians must be in private practice and on the full-time staff of a teaching hospital in this state and one must be a graduate from a foreign medical school. The remaining three members must be residents of the state who are not, and never have been, licensed as a health care practitioner. One member of the Board must be a licensed health care risk manager and at least one member of the Board must be 60 years of age or older.
Licensees of the Florida Board of Medicine are required to renew their licenses biennially in order to maintain the right to practice. To learn more about the renewal process and license requirements, go to the Florida Board of Medicine link. The Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance, now reviews your continuing education records in the electronic tracking system at the time of renewal. This will happen automatically when you renew your license.
offers a free basic account where you can gain access to your official continuing education reords and report any necessary CE. This is an important step in proving CE Compliance at license renewal. Capital Medical Society offers its member a discounted Professional CE Professional Account.
In 1997, the Florida Legislature passed a law requiring the Department of Health to maintain profiles on certain health professionals licensed in Florida. The law also specified the information to be maintained, how it was to be reported, and other requirements dealing with compoling and updating the information the profiles. The Practitioner’s Guide to Completing and Updating the Profile is a resource to assist Medical Doctors, (M.D.s),Osteopathic, Chiropractic and Podiatric Physicians, and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners licensed in Florida in completing and updating their profiles.
FMA’s Updated License Renewal Guide
ABIM and ACCME web-based tool CME Finder
Office of Compassionate Use
Office of Compassionate Use
Medical Cannabis Information (pdf)
Physicians Information (pdf)
Low THC Information (pdf)
Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization who fulfills its mission to increase access to healthcare through the coordination of donated healthcare through its We Care Network, by supporting the next generation of physicians by providing scholarships to medical students, and through grants to support local health-related programs in the community that increase access to health care for the underserved.
Past grant recipients include Big Bend Hospice, ElderCare Services, FSUCares Chapman Community Health Program, and Lighthouse of the Big Bend.
Grants are limited to tax-exempt organizations that are described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants must submit a photocopy of their most recent determination letter from the IRS.
• ONE Page Cover Letter which includes all contact information (mailing zip code, telephone, email and website if available), amount of request, and brief purpose of request.
• Proposal should include a history of the organization, project description, need for support, objectives, and time period.
• Projected budget, funding requested, and/or other funding sources received.
• A list of trustees (or directors) and key staff.
• Most recent audited financial statements.
• Copy of the latest IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption letter.
Capital Medical Society Foundation does not have a printed application form. Please do not send audio or video tapes. The Capital Medical Society Foundation Board meets in June. All grant seekers will receive notifications of the Foundation’s decision regarding funding.
Proposals must be received by May 15, 2018 and should be directed to:
Capital Medical Society Foundation
1204 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
December 1, 2016
CMS Foundation Holiday Auction
FSU University Center Club
Mark Your Calendars for the Spring 2018 Lunch and Learn Seminars
February 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
Time: 12 Noon to 1:30 PM (Seminars start at 12:30 PM)
Place: CHP Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 1491 Governors Square Blvd.
Cost: $10 per person, per seminar
For more information or to RSVP, contact Rosalie Carlin at (850) 877-9018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FMA Winter Board of Governors Meeting – January 5-7, 2018
|The Winter Board Meeting with select councils and committees is scheduled for January 5-7, 2018 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal. Below is a preliminary schedule of events as well as the hotel information. The room rate cut off is December 13, 2017.
**There is a chance that Sunday may be a closed session, please plan accordingly.**
FMA 2108 Winter Board of Governors Meeting:
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal, 6601 Adventure Way, Orlando
Event Dates: January 5-7, 2018
Guest Room rates: Single/Double Occupancy $199 / Room Block Deadline December 13, 2017
Loews Reservations Center 866.360.7395 (Group Name: Florida Medical Association)
Schedule of Events as of 11/13/17 (subject to change)
|Day / Date
||1:00 – 5:00 pm
||Council on Medical Education, Science & Public Health
||1:00 – 3:30 pm
||Conference of Florida Medical Society Executives (CFMSE)
||1:30 – 3:30 pm
||Council on Medical Economics & Practice Innovation
||6:00 -7:30 pm
||FMA PAC Fundraising Reception
||8:00 am – 5:00 pm
||Karl Altenburger, M.D. Physician Leadership Academy
||8:00 – 10:00 am
||8:00 – 10:00 am
||10:00 – 11:00 am
||10:00 – 12:00 pm
||FMA PAC Board Meeting
||10:00 – 12:00 pm
||Prevention of Medical Errors (CME)
||12:30 – 1:30 pm
||Lunch Board of Governors
||1:15 – 4:30 pm
||Ethics, FL Laws & Rules, and Prescribing Laws & Rules
||1:30 – 5:00 pm
||Board of Governors Meeting
||8:00 – 9:00 am
||9:00 am – 12:00 pm
||Board of Governors
Photo credit: Colin Hackley/FSU College of Medicine
2018 Capital Medical Society Foundation Scholarship Recipients
The Capital Medical Society Foundation awards scholarships annually. These unrestricted financial scholarships are made to first and second year medical students at the FSU College of Medicine and third and fourth year medical students at the Tallahassee Regional Campus of FSU College of Medicine on the basis of financial need. Applications are accepted each year in June. To apply, please download and fill out the 2019 Scholarship Application and return by mail based upon the application instructions.