Washington Medical Board

The Washington Medical Board has a typical process. Most of the physician's timeline is verified by the Washington Medical Board. It takes the Washington Medical Board 3 to 6 weeks to process applications after receipt. After submitting the Washington Medical License Application, the Washington Medical Board will process and notify the physician of the deficiencies necessary to complete the application within a couple of weeks. The Washington Medical Board provides some access to the licensure analysts. There are two licensure analyst which handle all physicians. This limited number of analyst can create some communication delays for the verifying of receipt of the required verifications which must be received by the Washington Medical Board. The staff is helpful and pleasant to work with. Mail loss is usually not a problem with the Washington Medical Board. This also assists in providing for an expedited process.

The Washington Medical Board offers a Temporary License which is available after the Washington Medical Board receives some core verifications from the source. The Washington Medical Board is one of two States in the USA that will accept the Puerto Rico State Licensure Examination under certain conditions. A mandatory FBI Fingerprint Check is required for all applicants. MedLicense.com is experiencing licensure times of 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 months for the Washington Medical License for most Physicians.

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Licensure Requirements for the Washington Medical Board:
- Medical School Transcripts
- All Privileges for past 5 years
- FSMB Board Action
- All State Medical Licenses (past/present)
- All National/State Examination Scores
- ECFMG Certification (Required for IMG's)
- AMA / AOA Profile
- Internship/Residency/Fellowships

Licensure Services

Washington  Medical Board  Training & Exam Requirements

  • Examinations  75% +
  • 3 attempt limit- USMLE Step 3
  • 7+ year limit- USMLE
  • 2 year PGY for USA Grads
  • 2 years PGY for Non-USA Grads
  • State Exam Accepted if Pre-1975
  • No SPEX Exam Requirement

Washington Medical Board Information

Contact Information

Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission

Department of Health
PO Box 47866
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone (360) 236-2750
Fax (360) 236-2795

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Additional Washington Medical Board Licensing Information:

The Washington Medical Board is unique in its' allowance of Puerto Rico Licensed Physicians to apply using their Puerto Rico Medical Board Scores in the place of the USMLE, FLEX, or NBME. In order that the Physician may qualify for this waiver, the Puerto Rico State Medical Examination has to have been taken before 10/1994. The Washington Medical Board does require that all foreign trained Physicians have a valid ECFMG Certificate. This includes any Foreign Trained Physicians who took Puerto Rico Medical Board Examination.

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