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News BORIM Adds New Physician Licensing Requirement

The Board will require applicants to complete a profile with the Federated Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) beginning in January 2020.
  • Board of Registration in Medicine

WakefieldEffective January 1, 2020, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine is requiring physician initial full license applicants to also complete an application through the Federation Credentials Verification Service (“FCVS”).  FCVS verifies documents related to a physician’s identity, medical education (including the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) profile, if applicable), postgraduate training and examination history directly from the primary source. 

Physicians applying for a Massachusetts full license must either complete an initial application with FCVS at or, if there is an existing FCVS profile, check to see if the FCVS profile must be updated.  Physician applicants must designate the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine to receive the FCVS “Medical Professional Information Profile”.

Board of Registration in Medicine 

The Board of Registration in Medicine is responsible for licensing, regulation, and discipline of Massachusetts physicians and acupuncturists.