When do we become licensed?

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  1. prettymean

    prettymean Senior Member

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    Do we become licensed when we graduate and pass COMPLEX or do we get licensed after residency?
     
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    Prettymean,

    It's my understanding that you become a fully licensed physician upon successful completion of Step III of the COMLEX board exam. Also, I'm pretty sure this is taken during or after your first year of post-graduate training, which would be either internship or first year of residency.

    If I'm wrong about this anyone, please correct me. Thanks.

    Scott-MSII
    PCOM
     
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    depends on state requirements as well....check out www.gotconsult.com....awesome resource for practice details in every state....also how to work with medicare, etc
     
  5. cabinbuilder

    cabinbuilder Urgent Care Physician
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    Yes, I took step III at the end of intern year. Once you pass that exam then you can apply for a license to practice.

    You become board certified when you take the board certification exam during the last year of residency.

    Some states require other exams as well.
    Texas requires a Jurisprudence exam be passed before they will license you
    Then you have to apply for a DPS number before you can apply for a DEA number in TX


    Oregon requires an online pharmacy exam (open book)
    Nevada requires that you apply for a physicians pharmacy dispensing license and that you go through FCVS

    Off course all state require a federal background check and fingerprinting to be on file before they start processing.
     
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    Lol no one wants to comment on the 10 year necrobump????
     
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    It may be complex, but it's actually the COMLEX. Freudian slip?
     
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    Why is this thread still alive? OP was 10 years ago.
     
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    Forum necromancy. :thumbup:
     

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