Life + Career Licensure


Providing Care

DOs practice medicine at home and abroad

View eligibility requirements and learn about the process for obtaining state, international or telemedicine licensure.

DOs are licensed to practice medicine in the United States by licensing boards in each state. In addition, DOs have obtained practice rights in many countries over the last two decades. Select an option below to learn more about the process of obtaining medical licensure to practice at home or abroad.

State Licensure

Requirements vary by state, but typically require successful completion of rigorous licensure examinations.

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International Licensure

Looking to practice abroad? Learn about the AOA’s ongoing efforts to expand practice rights for DOs around the world.

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