Category Archives: Initial Appointment

Foreign Graduates and Documentation Requirements

The initial appointment process requires specific documents to meet accreditation and licensing standards. One of those requirements is a government-issued photo ID. MPR receives this documentation in a variety of different documents including driver’s license, passport and military IDs. Foreign … Continue reading

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ECFMG – What is it? Why do we need it?

Physicians who received their basic medical degree from a school outside the United States and Canada (international medical graduates or IMGs) make up roughly 25% of physicians in training and practice in the United States. Certification by the Education Council … Continue reading

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What is a CME Listing and Why is it Necessary?

CME (another acronym in our credentialing world) stands for Continuing Medical Education and is used to qualify/determine current clinical competency of the provider.  Different providers require different levels of CME activity. For new physician graduates we typically get this information … Continue reading

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Required Documents (Part 2) Why are they important?

Specialty Board Certificate(s) – Several MPR participating health care facilities require board certification or eligibility to be considered for staff membership/clinical privileges.  These documents provide the basic information needed to primary source verify a provider’s specialty board certification. Line Listing … Continue reading

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