Idaho Medical & Physician License

Idaho Medical & Physician License

If you are a medical school graduate and looking forward to practicing in Idaho, then you need to get your Idaho medical license. And this article will help you to do so. To get all the answers to continue reading. First of all, it is important to know that all the licensure process is controlled by the Idaho Board of Medicine (IBM). And practicing without a license is illegal, can cause imprisonment and/or a fine for the sum of $10,000.

What are the requirements to get a medical license in Idaho?

First of all, you need to be fluent in speaking, writing, reading, and understanding English. And you must provide proof of proficiency in English.

Second, you need to graduate from Board-approved medical school and pass the exam that will show your qualification for licensure or pass the three steps of United States Medical Licensing.

Exam (USMLE) and complete one year of postgraduate training approved by the ACGME, AOA, or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

After you need to fill and submit the application form and pay the non-refundable application fee.

Before starting the process of the application you need to pay $200, and after approval pay the license fee.

Also, you need to provide a fingerprint-based criminal history check of the Idaho Central Criminal database and the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history database.

All the documents that are not in English must be provided with a certified translation into English.

Medical Licensure by Examination

As I said you need to take the exam that will test your knowledge and ability in medicine. If you fail the exam on 2 separate occasions, you won’t be able to retake it for at least 1 year, and before the Board allows you to retake the exam you need to provide the evidence to take a course of study to improve your skills. And if you fail your exam in another state, territory, district of the US, or Canada, you still need to do the same.

Medical Licensure by Endorsement

In order to get a license with Endorsement you need to:

  • Have a medical license in another US state or Canada.
  • Be certified by the ABMS or AOA board
  • Provide a fingerprint criminal history check
  • Provide proof that you are physically and mentally able to practice.
  • Inform if you have malpractice settlements and judgments in the past 10 years.
  • Fill an affidavit declaring your qualification and complete a criminal background (fingerprint) check.

To apply for a Licensure by Endorsement fill the online application.

How do I become a licensed physician in Idaho?

If you meet all the requirements, you just need to go to the Federation of State Medical Boards website, create an account, find the application, fill it and wait for the next instruction from the Board.

Are there any continuing education requirements for Idaho medical license?

Yes, there is one, every other year you need to complete forty hours of continuing medical education.

Do I need to be a resident in Idaho to get the license?

No, you don’t need to be a resident, but must have a work permit in us. Your application will be rejected if you are not lawfully present in the United States. Also, you will need to provide the documents of your lawful presence.

How long does it take to get an Idaho medical license?

Usually, it will take from 12 up to 14 weeks before you will get your Idaho medical license.

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