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- FLSA Overtime Security Advisor

Professional Employees

This aspect of the professional exemption applies to licensed physicians and other practitioners, including general practitioners and specialists, osteopathic physicians (doctors of osteopathy), podiatrists, dentists (doctors of dental medicine) and optometrists (doctors of optometry or bachelors of science in optometry).

Also included are employees engaged in medical internship or resident programs, whether or not licensed to practice prior to the beginning of the program, provided the employee possesses the appropriate degree required for the general practice of the profession.

Does the employee possess either a license or certificate permitting the practice of medicine or the requisite academic degree for the general practice of medicine while engaged in an internship or resident program?