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Jun 11 2014

Interested in serving on the Medical Board?

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The terms of four sitting Medical Board members expire October 31, so now is the time to apply if you have ever considered serving the state of North Carolina and the medical profession in this capacity.

Applicants are needed for three physician seats on the Board and one seat for a member of the public. The public member seat and one physician seat will be directly filled by the Governor’s appointees. The two remaining physician seats must be filled by the process set down in statute (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90-2 and 90-3), which requires interested parties to apply via the Review Panel, the independent body that nominates candidates for consideration by the Governor. By law, the Review Panel must nominate two candidates for each open seat for the Governor’s consideration. All Board Member terms are three years, beginning Nov. 1 and ending October 31, 2017.

Instructions for applying via either pathway (Review Panel or direct gubernatorial) are below.

Review Panel-nominated openings
Under North Carolina law, interested parties must apply through the Review Panel. This independent body screens applicants, conducts interviews and makes recommendations to the Governor, who then appoints physicians to the Medical Board. The Review Panel will only consider physicians (MDs or DOs) who hold active, unrestricted NC medical licenses. Applicants must be actively practicing clinical medicine at least part time and must have no history of disciplinary action within the past five years. Applications are due by July 1.

The Review Panel will interview all qualified applicants in Raleigh on August 23. One of the positions for which applicants are sought currently is held by a Board member who is eligible for reappointment; however, that physician also must go through the application and interview process.

For more information, visit the Review Panel's website or call Aaron White, the Review Panel Administrator, at (919) 861-4545.

Direct gubernatorial appointments
Applicants are needed for one physician Board Member seat and one public member seat. The current Board Member in the physician seat is eligible for reappointment, but must reapply and win appointment by the Governor. The person in the public member seat is not eligible for reappointment. The public member position is open to anyone except a licensed health care professional, or the spouse of one. Public members are appointed directly by Governor Pat McCrory. Visit this website for instructions on how to apply.

If you would like more information about the workload or other aspects of serving on the Medical Board, contact nancy.hemphill@ncmedboard.org

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