|Petition Title||Practice in lieu of one year of post-graduate training|
|Petitioner||Dr. Percy Ramos|
To amend section 122 of the regulations to allow practice as a MD in another state with an unrestricted license for a certain number of years to be counted in lieu of one of the two years of post-graduate training for graduates of non-approved medical schoools.
The Board will receive public comment on the petition for rule-making and will consider any public comment and the petition at a meeting of the Board on February 19, 2009.
|Comment Period||Ended 2/4/2009 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 because it is consistent with or less restrictive than most other states. 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.