To help raise awareness of the role of state medical boards in protecting the public,
the Federation of State Medical Boards has developed a series of educational modules
to help medical students and residents learn about medical licensure and discipline
before they begin their careers in medicine. Research from the Association of American
Medical Colleges shows that nearly two-thirds of medical students completing graduate
questionnaires categorized their knowledge of medical licensing and regulation as
"inadequate." These modules are designed to help address this educational gap.