The US Department of Education requires UNMC to make the following disclosures to applicants who are interested in or enrolled in degree programs that lead to state licensure or certification.
Certification and licensure requirements differ from state to state. We are required to notify you if the program you are interested in or enrolled in will meet educational requirements to apply for certification or licensure in your home state. The official categories are: Meets; Does Not Meet; and Have Not Made a Determination if it Does or Does Not Meet.
A Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination status does not indicate that you will be unable to obtain certification or licensure in your home state. Please check with your advisor, department chair, or certification officer for further details. Contact information for each program is found in the program sections below.
Common causes for a Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination include the following:
- Your home state certification agency requires a transcript review prior to application for certification.
- Your home state does not have an equivalent for an endorsement completed in Nebraska.
- Your home state requires you to take an additional course or exam specific to that state’s history or laws. These courses and exams are not offered in Nebraska.
Visit the University of Nebraska Medical Center Academic Records for more information.
All candidates for licensure must have earned a medical doctorate from an accredited medical school, completed one year of approved graduate medical education and successfully passed qualified licensing examinations:
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE); fsmb.org
- Licentiate of the Medical Council of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC); https://mcc.ca/about/lmcc
States may have different requirements regarding the minimum score, number of attempts, and the time period within which the attempts are completed.
Additional requirements, such as fingerprinting, background checks, and other requirements may vary between states. The determination in the table below assumes those requirements have been met.
This is information is current as of July 6, 2021. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm licensure eligibility.
Does Not Meet
Have Not Made a Determination
Nebraska, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
For further information, contact:
Dr. Kelly Caverzagie
Department website: https://www.unmc.edu/com/
Additional information and resources regarding licensure is available from the American Medical Association.