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• Michigan Board of Medicine Welcome to the Michigan Board of Medicine website! Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on various topics related to the practice of medicine in Michigan. We hope you find this information helpful and invite you to check out our website often.

Licensing Applications and Forms

• Continuing Education Program Application PDF icon

• Data Change/Duplicate License Request Form PDF icon

• Disciplinary Limited License Reclassification Application Packet PDF icon

• MD by Endorsement Application PDF icon

• MD by Examination Application PDF icon

• MD Clinical Academic Application Packet PDF icon

• MD Clinical Academic Appointment Form for Renewal PDF icon

• MD Clinical Academic Limited Application PDF icon

• MD Educational Limited Application Packet PDF icon

• MD Educational Limited Certification of Appointment for Renewal PDF icon

• MD Limited License Application PDF icon

• MD Relicensure Application PDF icon

• Suspended/Revoked License Reinstatement Application Packet PDF icon

• Volunteer Licensing Application Packet for Retired Physicians, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Dentists PDF icon

Licensing Information

• Communicable Disease Reporting

• Explanation of Continuing Education Requirements

• Health Alert - Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) PDF icon

• How To File A Complaint

• MDCH Survey of Physicians 2005 PDF icon

• Medicine 2010 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Medicine 2011 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Medicine 2012 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Medicine 2013 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Medicine 2014 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain PDF icon

• Medicine CE Requirements PDF icon

• Medicine USMLE Examination

• Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)

• New Limited Medical License Application Information PDF icon

• Notice of Change in Controlled Substances Scheduling - 5/20/13 PDF icon

• Occupational Disease Reporting Instructions for MDs and DOs PDF icon

• Overview-MI Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain PDF icon

Board Information

• Administrative Rules for Health Boards

• Medicine Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

• Medicine 2014 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Medicine 2015 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Michigan Board of Medicine Members

• Public Health Code - Medicine Section

Frequently Asked Questions

• How do I verify my Michigan MD or DO license to another state?

• How long are the MD licenses issued for? Can I renew my license early? How will I know when I need to renew?

• If I have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, will this stop me from obtaining a Michigan license?

• The application asks for the state(s) I have been licensed in and asks for the basis of licensure. What does that mean? What if I'm licensed in more than one state? Do you need verification from all states I have ever held a license in?

• What happens if my license or registration expires?

• I need to verify whether someone has a license. How can I do that?

• How can I change my name or address?

• How long will you keep my licensure application on file?

• Is everything in my file complete? How can I find out what is missing?

• How long does it take to process my application?

• How long does it take for your office to receive my correspondence?

• What is the purpose of the different types of applications?

• I work in more than one location. How can I have my license on display in all of my work areas?

• I know that I have to do continuing education to renew my license. Since this is my first initial license and it's not for a full licensing period, do I need to complete CEs for my first renewal?

• Can you give me information on my DEA license or how to get a DEA license?

• Do I have to renew my controlled substance (CS) license if I am not currently living in Michigan and my professional license is active? Can I renew the CS license later if I move back to Michigan?

• Do I need a controlled substance license for every location in which I practice?

• Can I submit the renewal application for my controlled substance license before submitting the renewal for my professional license?

• Can I change my licensure status from an educational limited to a fully licensed MD during renewal time?

• I need to change my program on my Educational Limited license. How can I do that?

• Can I submit my credentials through the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS)?

• How can I obtain an Educational Limited license and how long can I have it?

• Do you accept the Fifth Pathway Certificate in place of the ECFMG?

• I had 2 years of postgraduate training in Canada. Do I still need to submit proof of passing the ECFMG?

• What does ECFMG stand for? How do I contact them?

• I am a foreign medical school graduate. Do I have to submit the results of the ECFMG? If so, how would I do that?

• Can I apply by endorsement if I have a current license in Canada?

• If applying by endorsement, can I or the state in which I was originally licensed, send you my National exam scores?

• How many times can I take the USMLE Step 3?

• What licenses are available?

• How long will it take to get my license once I have passed USMLE Step 3?

• I need to take USMLE Step 3. Can you send me a form for that?

• How long does it take to process my application for either eligibility to take the USMLE Step 3 examination or for licensure?

• My renewal date is coming up soon. I know that the license/registration will be valid until the expiration date after I renew. Since I will be moving next year, I only want to renew it for 1 year. Can I do that?

• Can I use any additional hours I earned over the required hours for the next renewal period?

• What if I don't earn enough continuing education credits?

• How long do I need to keep my continuing education certificates?

• Do I need to submit proof of my continuing education?

• Do I need to complete continuing education to renew my license?

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