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Osteopathy - Application Wizard

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. 

Please choose one of the following:

I want to apply for an Osteopathic Medicine license

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

I want to reactivate a Current Inactive status Osteopathic Medicine license

I want to reinstate my lapsed or expired license.

   

Please choose one of the following:

I have not previously held an Osteopathic Medical license

I have previously held an Osteopathic Medical license in another jurisdiction

I graduated from a Osteopathic Medical school outside the US or Canada

   

Please choose one of the following:

I took the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examinations or the COMLEX

I took the LMCC examination

I took a state examination

   

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Osteopathic Medicine in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Request copies of your NBOME or COMLEX transcripts at http://www.nbome.org/transcript-request.asp or by calling (866) 479-6828. Scores MAY NOT be faxed and MUST come directly from the National Board (if using the FCVS credentialing service, results will be included).
  • Contact your medical school and have them send official transcripts (with the school seal) directly to the Board.
  • 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.
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What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Osteopathic Medicine in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Contact the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) at (613) 521-6012 to request copies of your scores. Scores MAY NOT be faxed and MUST come directly from the MCC (if using the FCVS credentialing service, scores will be included).
  • Contact your medical school and have them send official transcripts (with the school seal) directly to the Board.
  • 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.
image of Osteopath and patient

What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Osteopathic Medicine in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Contact the  state  agency  or  licensure  board  to  have  your  scores  submitted  to  the  Scores MAY NOT be faxed and MUST come directly from the agency maintaining your score (if using the FCVS credentialing service, results will be included).
  • Contact your medical school and have them send official transcripts (with the school seal) directly to the Board.
  • 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.
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What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Osteopathic Medicine in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • Contact your medical school and have them send official transcripts (with the school seal) directly to the Board.
  • 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
  • Verification of Osteopathic Medical licenses from all jurisdictions within the US, its territories and possessions or Canada. Please contact the applicable jurisdiction(s) to inquire about having documentation forwarded to the Virginia Board of Medicine.
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What you'll need in order to apply:

  • Review the full set of Laws and Regulations regarding the practice of Osteopathic Medicine in the state of Virginia
  • Carefully read through the application instructions
  • To request your ECFMG certification, follow this link 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).
  • 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.
  • Request that official medical school transcripts be sent from your medical school to the Virginia Board of Medicine
  • If you have disciplinary action with another Board, provide a copy of the Board Order or other documentation as a separate attachment by email to medbd@dhp.virginia.gov.
  • 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 provide a copy of the court documents. 
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Training License  

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

If your license is expired, please go back to the start of the profession using the button at the left below, and select the license reinstatement option.

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.
    If you last renewed in inactive status 60 hours of CE
    In inactive status for > 2 & < 3 years 90 hours of CE
    In inactive status for more than 3 years 120 hours of CE
  • Fill in the paper application and send to the Board, along with applicable fees.
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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:

  • Licenses must been in expired status for more than two years
  • 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 medical mal practice 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
  • 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. Please contact the applicable jurisdiction where you have been issued a license to practice medicine to inquire about having documentation forwarded to the Virginia Board of Medicine.
  • 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.
  • Provide documentation of having completed continuing education hours equal to the requirement for the number of years in which the license has been lapsed.
  • Copies of documentation supporting any name change since your initial licensure in Virginia.
  • Fill in the paper application and send to the Board, along with applicable fees.
  • If a practitioner has not engaged in active practice in his profession for more than four years and wishes to reinstate or reactivate his license, the board may require the practitioner to pass The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Variable Purpose Examination—USA (COMVEX-USA) given by the National Board of Osteopathic Examiners.
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Virginia Board of Medicine
medbd@dhp.virginia.gov | Contact the Board
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
L. Blanton Marchese, President