DPH: Physician Licensure Requirements - U.S. Trained Applicants

Physician Licensure Requirements - U.S. Trained Applicants

 

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.

 

In order to be eligible for Connecticut physician licensure, all applicants must have:  

 

Graduated with the M.D. or D.O. degree from a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA);

 

Completed at least two (2) years of progressive, post-graduate medical training as a resident physician in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA);

 

Successfully completed one of the following examinations:

 

 A State Board Licensing examination completed prior to June 1, 1979;

 

 United States Licensing Examination ( USMLE);

 

 National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME);

 

 Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX);

 

 National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME);

 

 The examination required to become registered as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada  (LMCC); or

 

An acceptable combination as outlined below if completed prior to 2000:

 

NBME Part I or USMLE Step 1

plus

NBME Part II or USMLE Step 2

 plus

NBME Part III or USMLE Step 3  

 

FLEX Component 1

plus

USMLE Step 3  

 

NBME Part I or USMLE Step 1

plus

NBME Part II or USMLE Step 2

plus

Flex Component 2

 

Applicants who have completed the FLEX (Components 1 and 2) must have obtained a passing score of 75 on each component.  Applicants who have completed the FLEX (Day 1, 2 and 3) must have obtained a FLEX-weighted average of 75.  Part(s) of the NBOME plus segment(s) of FLEX or USMLE are not acceptable combinations for Connecticut licensure.

 

 

Documentation Requirements

 

An applicant for licensure shall arrange for the submission of following documentation directly from the source:

 

A completed application and fee in the amount of $569.75.  Applications are only being accepted online.  Paper applications are not accepted.  Please select this link to apply online;

 

Please note that $4.75 of the application fee covers the Department’s cost for querying the National Practitioner Data Bank;

 

An official transcript of medical education verifying the award of an M.D. or D.O. degree forwarded directly to this office from the educational institution*;

 

Verification of completion of at least two (2) years of progressive, post-graduate residency training submitted directly from the Chief of Staff/Program Director of the residency program(s). Please select this link for the required form*;

 

An official transcript of examination scores forwarded directly to this office from the examination entity*;

 

Verification of any other state licenses held, current or expired, submitted directly to this office from the source.  Please contact the other state board first as a fee may be required to complete the form (see this link for the required form);

 

* FEDERATION CREDENTIALS VERIFICATION SERVICE

 

The documentation requirements as identified with an asterisk above may be satisfied by the submission of an official FCVS report submitted directly to this office.  This is a voluntary program established by the Federation of State Medical Boards.  The Department reserves the right to reject any or all portions of the documentation provided.

 

All supporting documentation should be sent to this office directly from the source to:

 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Physician Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Fax:  (860) 707-1931

dph.healingarts@ct.gov

 

 





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