Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Petition 72
Petition Information
Petition Title USMLE completion in 10 years
Date Filed 3/10/2009   
Petitioner Dag A. Gollopp 
Petitioner's Request

Amend section 140 of the regulations which requires an applicant to pass of Parts 1, 2 and 3 of USMLE within 10 years or to hold board certification.

Agency's Plan

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 June 25, 2009.

Comment Period Began 4/13/2009    Ended 5/13/2009
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date 9/23/2015
Decision Publication Date Published on: 10/19/2015     Volume: 32  Issue: 4
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on June 25, 2009, the Board agreed to deny the petition for rulemaking because anything above and beyond the 10-year requirement would be at odds
with the Board’s current initiative seeking to enhance competency requirements for licensees.