Board of Medicine

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Iowa joined the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact on July 2, 2015.  The Compact offers a new, voluntary expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. 

Interstate Medical Licensure FAQs, an Interactive Map, News and more can be found on the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact page

The Compact is governed by a Commission composed of two commissioners from each compact state. Iowa's commissioners, as appointed by the Board, are Mark Bowden, executive director, and Mary Jo Romanco, public member.

For more information on the Compact, the Commission and/or the Board’s participation, contact the Board's Executive Director, Mark Bowden, at 515-242-3268 or


Notice of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Executive Committee meetings, January 9 - December 11, 2018

See schedule here

Interstate Commission Meetings:

See schedule here

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