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Medicine and Surgery

Anyone practicing medicine and surgery in this state and not specially excepted by  Neb. Rev. Stat. §38-2025 must be licensed in Nebraska as either a Physician or as a Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon.
 
Physician and Surgeon
A Physician and Surgeon is a person who has earned the degree of M.D. (Doctor of Medicine). Physicians and Surgeons are qualified in the diagnosis or treatment of diseases, ailments, pain, deformity, or any physical or mental condition or injury of human beings.
 
Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon
An osteopathic physician and surgeon is a person who has earned the degree of D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons are qualified in the diagnosis or treatment of diseases, ailments, pain, deformity, or any physical or mental condition or injury of human beings.
 
Additional Medical Licensing Types for Special Circumstances:

Physician Locum Tenens
A physician locum tenens may be issued by the Department, with the recommendation of the Board, to an individual who holds an active license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in another state when circumstances indicate a need for the issuance of a physician locum tenens in the State of Nebraska.
 
Temporary Educational Permit 
The Temporary Educational Permit (TEP) for medicine and surgery permits the holder to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery or any of their allied specialties in a supervised educational program approved by the Nebraska Board of Medicine and Surgery.

Physician Temporary Visiting Faculty Permit  (For more information call (402) 471-2118).
The Physician Temporary Visiting Faculty Permit (TVFP) for medicine and surgery can be issued to any person who is serving as a member of the faculty of an accredited hospital, school or college of medicine in Nebraska. 
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