Role of state licensing boards

JH RathlesbergerCalifornia Board of Podiatric Medicine, Medical Board of California, Sacramento 95825-3229, USA.

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Some leaders of the profession and its educational components have voiced concern about changes under way in California and questioned whether the state board of podiatric medicine is acting appropriately. The author attempts to clarify the role of state licensing boards, developments in California, and the board's alignment with those calling for state licensing agencies to help lead reform of medical education.