These terms may be used in the Board’s practitioner profile website. Terms applicable to the Maryland Board of Physicians:

Acupuncture Registration

Physician has completed at least 200 hours of instruction in a medical acupuncture program and is registered with the Board to perform acupuncture in Maryland (COMAR

Conceded Eminence

A physician who has demonstrated significant teaching, research, and achievement in the field of medicine and has been recommended to the Board by the dean of a school of medicine or the director of the National Institutes of Health. A physician who is licensed by conceded eminence may only practice at the institutions approved by the Board.


Practice limited solely to providing medical services to patients in Maryland without compensation.