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Florida Medical Licensure & Step 3

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by Shah_Patel_PT, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Shah_Patel_PT

    Shah_Patel_PT MD Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Is it true that the USMLE Step 3 is no longer required for Medical Licensure in the state of Florida?
     
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  3. Faebinder

    Faebinder Slow Wave Smurf 10+ Year Member

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    Yup, though you still need to have the 2 years of residency...

    Which is why if you try to take Step 3 now before residency, you cant use Florida as a sponser because it no longer requires it.
     
  4. Shah_Patel_PT

    Shah_Patel_PT MD Physician 10+ Year Member

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    So technically if you finished PGY2 and get licensed (without step 3)......can you moonlight in any FL hospital?
     
  5. NinerNiner999

    NinerNiner999 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Uhh, I just got my Florida License and they needed all three steps, verified by the Federation of State Medical Boards. I'd check into this further...
     
  6. Faebinder

    Faebinder Slow Wave Smurf 10+ Year Member

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    Resident at my institution just went to apply for the license and was shocked they didnt need it... I believe him cause he is not the first to tell me of this.. but he could have misunderstood it, so I will admit that much.
     
  7. Shah_Patel_PT

    Shah_Patel_PT MD Physician 10+ Year Member

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    the change in the requirement (i.e. no need for step 3) is recent!
     
  8. cdow18

    cdow18 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Yeah, I don't know about this. I just got my license and step 3 was needed. Florida no longer sponsors people for step 3 but you still have to have for your license.
     
  9. ajce9

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    How long did it take to get a florida license?

    If already attending physician.
     
  10. NinerNiner999

    NinerNiner999 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    It took me 7 months and I will be graduating residency (i.e. no past records to check). One of my attendings waited 10 months...
     
  11. cdow18

    cdow18 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Mine took two months. It's gotten better than in the past. They have one person assigned to the new applicants, so you have a contact person who is supposed to know what's going on. I got all my documents mailed to me and then mailed everything in one package to the board instead of sending bits and pieces to the board. There are residents in my program that took 6-10 months last year. The three of us that recently got ours took 2-3 months.
     

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