What does the program do?
The Florida Comprehensive Assessment and Remedial Education Services Program (Florida CARES) provides a specialty specific assessment of a physician’s medical knowledge, decision making process, patient communication skills and level of psychological functioning. It is designed to help organizations, such as the Board of Medicine and hospital medical staff, make decisions regarding whether a physician demonstrates the abilities and attributes to practice medicine in a safe and competent manner.
Please note that the cost of the basic program is $10,000.00 and $11,000.00 for medical specialties and cases involving past addiction, pain management or substance abuse issue. The $2,000.00 non-refundable application fee must be submitted before we can process your application. Your application fee will be applied against the total assessment charges, the balance of which is due at the time of evaluation.