Mandatory Professional Licensure Disclosure

Published March 25, 2021

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo ("Jacobs School") provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification in medicine.[1]

This Disclosure is strictly limited to the Jacobs School’s determination of whether its educational program, specifically the Doctor of Medicine - that if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure and/or certification requirements in a state for the practice of medicine.[2] The Jacobs School cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure and/or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards, and are fact-specific determinations.

This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure and/or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity using the links provided to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

The Jacobs School has designated its educational program curriculum for the Doctor of Medicine - that if successfully completed is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for an advanced practice license in New York State [3].

The Jacobs School has designated an educational program curriculum for Doctor of Medicine and currently has made no determination that the curriculum is insufficient to meet the licensure and/or certification requirements for advanced practice of medicine in any of the 50 states and territories.

After making all reasonable efforts, Jacobs School cannot determine whether its educational program curriculum in the Jacobs Schools of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for Doctor of Medicine - that if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and/or certification requirements for advanced practice of medicine in the following states[4]:

Alabama Alaska American Samoa
Colorado Connecticut
Delaware District of Columbia
Florida Georgia
Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois
Lousiana Maine Maryland Marshall Islands
Massachusetts Michigan Federates States of Micronesia Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska
Nevada New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands
Oklahoma Oregon
Republic of Palau
Puerto Rico Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia US Virgin Islands
Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming    

To contact a specific state licensing board, please refer to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website.

[1] The terms related to advance practice of medicine, including licensure and certification, among others, vary by state and your state may use different terms.

[2] This determination is based on the educational and curricular requirements of each state for licensure (i.e., excluding any special, temporary licensure that may be granted) and does not imply that other requirements for licensure do not exist or have been determined to have been met by this program or that any necessary approvals for clinical placements have been secured at the time of enrollment. Each student should verify their particular situation with their intended state’s licensing entity.

[3] If the state does not regulate/license advanced practice of medicine, the Jacobs School’s program has been determined to be sufficient for these purposes.

[4] This does not mean the educational program will not ultimately be approved by the state entity, or that certification and/or licensure could not result from attending this program.

New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals. For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State.

SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public.

Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires.