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Domestic Graduate Requirements
International Graduate Requirements
Applicants must have passed steps 1, 2 and 3 within three attempts. Four attempts are allowed if currently licensed in another state and currently certified by a specialty board of ABMS, AOABPE, RCPSC, or CFPC. USMLE Step 3 must be passed within 5 years of Step 2 or before the end of residency training. Applicants must pass each step with passing scores as recommended by the USMLE program. Combinations of FLEX, National Board, and USMLE (as outlined in the USMLE bulletin) may be accepted by the Board as comparable to existing exam sequences, but all exams must be passed within three attempts and completed prior to the year 2000
Applicants must have passed levels one, two and three with passing scores within three attempts.
The latest score is the “official score”. Passing score is a weighted average of 75 prior to 1985;
thereafter, the passing score is 75 on each component.
A physician must have a residency permit to participate in a residency program unless licensed by the Board. The residency permit is program specific; therefore, a separate residency permit is required for each residency program until a physician is licensed.
Minnesota does not require the following physicians to be licensed while:
Each licensed physician must obtain 75 hours of continuing medical education (CME) category 1 credit every three years as a condition of licensure renewal. The Board accepts (re)certification or current Maintenance of Competency issued by ABMS, RCPSC, CFPC or AOA in lieu of CME. Newly licensed physicians commence their three year cycle on their birth month following the initial date of licensure. Physicians under Emeritus registration and licensees in full-time residency or fellowship training at a professionally accredited facility are exempt from the continuing medical education requirement.
Medical licenses must be renewed annually based on birth month. Renewal notices are sent approximately 45 days prior to expiration. It is the physician’s responsibility to keep the Board advised of their current address. The Board is obligated to mail the renewal information to the address on file.
Failure to receive the renewal information does not relieve physicians of their renewal obligation. Physicians practicing in Minnesota without a current, valid license are practicing illegally which may result in potential liability or disciplinary action. Physicians not practicing in Minnesota who allow their license to lapse are cancelled after two years due to nonrenewal and must reapply and meet the requirements in place at the time in order to resume practice in Minnesota.
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