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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

• Data Change/Duplicate License Request Form PDF icon

• Disciplinary Limited License Reclassification Application Packet PDF icon

• MD Clinical Academic Application Packet PDF icon

• MD Clinical Academic Appointment Form for Renewal PDF icon

• MD Educational Limited Application Packet PDF icon

• MD Educational Limited Certification of Appointment for Renewal PDF icon

• MD Endorsement Application Packet PDF icon

• MD Full Licensure Application Packet PDF icon

• MD Limited License Application Packet PDF icon

• MD Relicensure Application Packet PDF icon

• MD USMLE Step 3 Application PDF icon

• Medicine CE Program Sponsor 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 CE Requirements PDF icon

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

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

Board Information

• Administrative Rules for Health Boards

• Medicine 2014 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Medicine Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

• 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?

• How can I change my name or address?

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

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

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

• What happens if my license or registration expires?

• 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 is the purpose of the different types of applications?

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

• How long does it take to process my application?

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

• 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 I submit the renewal application for my controlled substance license before submitting the renewal for my professional 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 you give me information on my DEA license or how to get a DEA 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?

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

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

• What licenses are available?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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