|Petition Title||Time limit on passage of USMLE|
|Petitioner||Dr. Srwat Siddiqui|
To amend requirement for an applicant to pass Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE within 10 years or hold board certification.
The Executive Committee will consider the petition and any comment received at its meeting on April 4, 2008.
|Comment Period||Ended 3/24/2008 0 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action|
|Agency Decision Summary||The Board decided to retain the requirement for passage of all 3 steps of USMLE for licensure as a doctor of medicine and surgery. The 10-year rule on passage of the three steps of USMLE is less restrictive than most other state boards. Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia require passage within seven years, two states within five years, ten states allow 10 years for MD/PhD candidates, and five states, including Virginia, allow 10 years for anyone. Six states (FL, KY, LA, NH, NY and WY) have no limit on the years for passage.|