Pa. Releases New Guides on What to Expect When Applying for a Professional License

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2019

Female-physician-laptopThe Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) is developing new license processing guides to help applicants know what to expect when applying for a professional license. Guides for both osteopathic physicians (DOs) and allopathic physicians (MDs) are now available.

The guides break down the licensing process into three phases, give the average timeline for each phase, provide tips to avoid processing delays, and explain how to best use the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS). 

View the licensing guides via the links below:

Where Can I Find Additional Information?

PAMED has numerous resources to assist physicians with state licensure requirements, these resources can be accessed here.

Physicians with questions may contact their licensure board. The State Board of Medicine can be contacted at (717) 783-1400 or emailed at The State Board of Osteopathic Medicine can be contacted at (717) 783-4858 or emailed at When calling, listen closely to the prompts and choose the option to speak with a board representative.

PAMED members with questions can also contact our Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348) or

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