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Medicine - Application Wizard

NOTE: This application is not for graduates of Osteopathic medical schools. If you are a graduate of an Osteopathic medical school, please see the Osteopathic Medicine section for instructions on how to apply.

Please choose one of the following:

I am an intern, resident, or fellow and want to apply for a training license

I have completed 1 year of postgraduate medical training and want to apply for a full and unrestricted Medicine license

I want to reactivate a Current Inactive Medicine license

I want to reinstate my lapsed or expired license.

   

Please choose one of the following:

I have not previously held a Medicine license in a US jurisdiction/Canadian province

I have held a Medicine license in a US jurisdiction/Canadian province

   

Initial Licensure by Application  

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Medicine in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Examination scores (If using the FCVS credentialing service, scores will be included). Scores MAY NOT be faxed and MUST come directly from the exan provider.
    • If you took all three steps of the USMLE examination or the FLEX examination, contact the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) at (817) 868-4000 or http://www.fsmb.org to have your scores submitted to the Board.
    • If you took the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examinations or the COMLEX you may request copies of your transcripts at https://www.nbome.org/ or by calling (866) 479-6828.
    • If you took the National Board of Medical Examiners or a combination of the USMLE examination, contact the National Board of Medical Examiners at (215) 590-9500 or http://www.nbme.org to have your scores submitted to the Board.
    • If you took the LMCC examination, contact the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) at (613) 521-6012.
    • If you took a state examination, contact the state agency or licensure board to have your scores submitted to the Board. Scores MAY NOT be faxed and MUST come directly from the agency maintaining your score.
  • Request that official medical school transcripts be sent from your medical school to the Virginia Board of Medicine
  • For graduates of medical schools outside of the US and Canada: To request your ECFMG certification, go to https://cvsonline2.ecfmg.org/ to have your ECFMG certification provided to the Board. (If you are using FCVS credentialing service, this document will be included).
  • Employment Activity - List all activities from the date of graduation from your professional school including but not limited to internships, employment, affiliations, periods of non-activity or unemployment, observerships, and volunteer service in the Employment Activity section of the application beginning with your first activity following professional school graduation. If you are employed by a group practice or locum tenens/traveler company, please list all locations where you have provided service or held privileges.
  • All post graduate training, including internships, transitional year, residency and clinical fellowships received in the United States or Canada must be accounted for regardless of when it was obtained or completed
  • NPDB Self Query – Complete the online “Place a Self-Query” Order form.
  • Verify your identity. This can be done electronically as part of your ”Place a Self-Query” order or by completing a paper form and having it notarized.

Note: The Virginia Board of Medicine accepts the verified documentation provided by the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS), in case you choose to engage FCVS to help you with your application.

Applications for licensure as a Doctor of Medicine are exclusively accepted online. Click the "Apply Now" button below to begin the online application process.

Licensure by Endorsement  

You have indicated that you meet the criteria to apply for licensure by Endorsement

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Medicine in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the Endorsement Application Instructions for complete details
  • Employment - on the online application, provide a chronology of your work for the 5 continuous years prior to application with the estimated time spent practicing Medicine.
  • State Verifications - request verifications for all licenses you have held in the United States or Canada.
  • Board Certification - request that your certification from the appropriate entity be sent directly to the Board.
  • NPDB Self-Query - request a report from the National Practitioner Data Bank.

Note: The Virginia Board of Medicine accepts the verified documentation provided by the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS), in case you choose to engage FCVS to help you with your application.

Applications for licensure as a Doctor of Medicine are exclusively accepted online. Click the "Apply Now" button below to begin the online application process.

Training License  

Please go to the Intern/Residency/Felowship section for instructions on how to apply for a training license.

This application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you’ll need in order to apply:

  • An account of professional activity within the last four years, to include approximate number of hours for each year. This does not include CME activity.
  • If not engaged in active practice for more than four years, you may be required to pass one of the examinations specified in Virginia regulations 18VAC85-20-240C.
  • Completion of the continued competency requirements specified in Virginia regulations 18VAC85-20-235.
  • Fill in the paper application and send to the Board, along with applicable fees.

The Reinstatement application is a PDF form that will need to be printed, filled out and sent to:

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Reinstatement occurs after the license has been expired for 2 years. Do not complete this application if your license has been expired for less than 2 years or if you are trying to reactivate a license in inactive status.
  • If you answer “yes” to any of the licensure questions from 5 through 16, provide a written explanation on a separate piece of paper and attach it to the application. If you have disciplinary action with another Board, attach a copy of the Board Order or other documentation. If you have medical malpractice claims, attach a narrative that includes dates, your treatment of the patient and any payment made per settlement or judgement. You may also provide a letter from your attorney. If you have misdemeanor or felony convictions attach a copy of the court documents
  • List all hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and all other locations where you have provided professional service for the past 2 years, including locations where you only held privileges since your Virginia license expired.
  • Verification of all medical licenses from each jurisdiction within the United States, its territories and possessions or Canada in which you have been issued a full license must be received by the Board.
  • NPDB Self Query – Complete the online “Place a Self-Query” Order form.
  • Provide documentation of having completed continuing education hours equal to the requirement for the number of years in which the license has been lapsed.
  • Fill in the Reinstatement application and send to the Board, along with applicable fees.

Please select one of the following responses regarding Active Practice (active practice is defined as an average of 20 hours per week or 640 hours per year).

I have engaged in active practice for 5 years after postgraduate training & immediately preceding application

I have not engaged in active practice for 5 years after postgraduate training & immediately preceding application

   

Do you hold current certification by one of the following?

  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada

Yes

No

   

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • Denial of license or privilege of taking a licensure/competency exam by any testing entity or licensing authority
  • Conviction of a violation of local, state or federal statute, regulation or ordinance, or entrance into any plea agreement relating to a felony or misdemeanor. (Exclude traffic violations, except convictions for DUI and reckless driving)
  • Denial or voluntary surrender of clinical privileges for any reason
  • Placement on a corrective action plan, placement on probation or dismissal or suspension or request to withdraw from any professional school, training program, hospital, etc.
  • Termination from employment or resignation in lieu of termination from any training program, hospital, healthcare facility, healthcare provider, provider network or malpractice insurance carrier
  • Pending or past disciplinary action against your professional license/certification/permit/registration related to your practice of medicine
  • Voluntary withdrawal from any professional society while under investigation
  • Malpractice suits brought against you in the past ten (10) years

No, none of the above apply to me

Yes, one or more of the above apply to me

   

Virginia Board of Medicine
medbd@dhp.virginia.gov | Contact the Board
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
L. Blanton Marchese, President