Patricia King, M.D., Ph.D. (Photo: UVM Medical Communications)
Patricia King, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was elected chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) at the organization’s 106th annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C., on April 28, 2018.
King, who served as the FSMB chair-elect from 2017-18, will have a one-year term as chair. In her current role, she is a member of the FSMB's Education Committee, USMLE Budget Committee, USMLE Composite Committee, and Workgroup on Sexual Boundary Violations. In addition, she is an ex officio member of the FSMB Audit Committee, Bylaws Committee, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Finance Committee.
The FSMB relies on the expertise, creativity and commitment of its elected leaders to strengthen the organization’s long-term vision and mission. The FSMB Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from the field of medical regulation that are passionate about protecting the public and serving their communities. By serving on the Board of Directors, individuals have the opportunity to help drive the strategy and direction of a nationally respected organization with a critical role in healthcare. Only Fellows* of the FSMB are eligible to run for elected offices.
A former chairwoman of the Vermont Board of Medical Practice, King has served as a member of the FSMB board since 2003 and is the 2014 recipient of the FSMB's John H. Clark, MD Leadership Award.
Prior to joining the UVM faculty in 2002, King received a Ph.D. from Brown University and M.D. from the UVM Larner College of Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at UVM Medical Center. She is course director of the Convergence course in the Vermont Integrated Curriculum and a Distinguished Educator in the Larner College of Medicine’s Teaching Academy.
About the Federation of State Medical Boards
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national non-profit organization representing all medical boards within the United States and its territories that license and discipline allopathic and osteopathic physicians and, in some jurisdictions, other health care professionals. The FSMB serves as the voice for state medical boards, supporting them through education, assessment, research and advocacy while providing services and initiatives that promote patient safety, quality health care and regulatory best practices. To learn more about FSMB, visit www.fsmb.org.
* Individual members of FSMB Member Medical Boards become Fellows of the FSMB upon their appointment to a state medical or osteopathic board, and are considered Fellows as long as they serve on a state medical board and for three years thereafter.