Physicians Wanted To Serve on the NC Medical Board

As of November 1, 2011, the NC Medical Board (NCMB) will have three openings for physician board members. One seat is directly appointed by the Governor and must be filled by a physician who meets certain statutory requirements (see Directly Appointed Seat). The two remaining seats must apply through the independent Review Panel established by the statute (see Review Panel Seats). The Review Panel shall recommend at least two candidates for each of the two open seats to the Governor, who makes the final selection.

Directly Appointed Seat

As of November 1, the NCMB will have an opening for a board member who, by statute, must be “a duly licensed physician who is a doctor of osteopathy or a full time faculty member of one of the medical schools in North Carolina who utilizes integrative medicine in that person’s clinical practice or a member of The Old North State Medical Society.” (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90-2(a)(2)b). Applicants must have an active NC medical license.

Governor Beverly Perdue will appoint a physician to fill this Board seat. Any interested physician who meets the stated requirements should contact the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions at (919)715-0275. Click here to complete the application for appointment.

Review Panel Seats

As of November 1, the North Carolina Medical Board will have two openings for licensed NC physicians.  The selection process established by statute (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90-2 and 90-3) requires anyone interested to apply though the Review Panel of the North Carolina Medical Board. This body screens applicants, conducts interviews, and makes recommendations to the Governor, who then makes the appointments.

Click here to complete or download the application. Applications are due by July 1. The Review Panel will interview all qualified applicants in late August. Both of the Board positions currently are occupied by Board members who will be eligible for reappointment, but those physicians also must go through the application and interview process.

For more information, call Dave Feild, the administrator for the Review Panel, at (919)414-4259.


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