On June 9, 2015, Steven J. Stack, MD, FACEP, was sworn in as President of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Stack recently spoke with ACEP Now Medical Editor-in-Chief Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, about the licensing and certification challenges facing emergency physicians.
Dr. Kevin Klauer: I’m hearing a lot of discontent from physicians regarding licensure and being able to get licensed from one state to another. The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is looking at this, and its interstate licensure compact makes a lot of sense. How does the AMA feel? Should this be a national process or state-by-state determination of participation?