DC - District of Columbia Medical License

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DC - District of Columbia Medical License

Postby Licensure Expert » 25 Jan 2004, 01:07

DC - District of Columbia Medical Licensure

You must pass all 3 steps of the USMLE within 0 attempts -no limits- each and within a 7 year time period. If you are a US graduate, you are eligible to SIT for the USMLE Step 3 exam after 1 year of Internship (Postgraduate training). For International Medical graduates (IMGs), 3 years of postgraduate training is required before you can take the Step 3 test.

Permanent medical licensure: US graduates, are eligible to apply for permanent medical license after completion of 1 year of GME / postgraduate training (Internship, Residency or Fellowship). International Medical graduates (IMGs) require completion of 3 years of GME / postgraduate training to be eligible to apply for permanent medical license.
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Postby Licensure Expert » 06 Mar 2005, 19:01

7 Year limit for completion of all 3 USMLE Steps

Most state medical licensing boards require that you complete all 3 Steps of USMLE within a 7 year limit (Exceptions exist - contact each state individually).

The following states require completion of all 3 USMLE Steps within 6 years: Rhode Island

The following states require completion of all 3 USMLE Steps within 10 years: Maryland, Kansas, California

The following states DO NOT have any time limit for completion of all 3 USMLE Steps: Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Louisiana, Delaware
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