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49 Pa. Code § 17.1. License without restriction.

§ 17.1. License without restriction.

 (a)  Except as provided in §  17.2 (relating to license without restriction—endorsement), to secure a license without restriction an applicant shall:

   (1)  Have passed a licensing examination acceptable to the Board by having achieved one of the following:

     (i)   A passing score on Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 of the USMLE as determined by USMLE completed within a 7-year period.

     (ii)   A score of 75 on FLEX I and a score of 75 on FLEX II, as determined by the Federation.

     (iii)   A score of 75, obtained in an individual attempt, on the licensing examination provided by the Federation from June 1968 to December 1984.

     (iv)   A passing score as determined by the NBME on the National Boards.

     (v)   A passing score on Part I of the National Boards or Step 1 of the USMLE plus Part II of the National Boards or Step 2 of the USMLE plus Part III of the National Boards or Step 3 of the USMLE completed within a 7-year period.

     (vi)   A score of 75 on FLEX I and Step 3 of the USMLE completed within a 7-year period.

     (vii)   A passing score on Part I of the National Boards or Step 1 of the USMLE plus Part II of the National Boards or Step 2 of the USMLE plus FLEX II completed within a 7-year period.

     (viii)   A passing score, as determined by the Medical Council of Canada, on the examination of the Medical Council of Canada taken in or after May 1970, if the examination was taken in English.

     (ix)   A passing score, as determined by the licensing authority of another state, territory or possession of the United States, on a state board examination taken prior to December 1973, if the examination was taken in English.

   (2)  Have graduated from an accredited medical college or from an unaccredited medical college.

   (3)  Have been certified by the ECFMG if the applicant is a graduate of an unaccredited medical college.

   (4)  Have successfully completed the following graduate medical training requirement:

     (i)   A year of graduate medical training at a first or second-year level if the applicant is a graduate of an accredited or unaccredited medical college and participated in a graduate medical training program prior to June 30, 1987.

     (ii)   Two years of graduate medical training at a first and second-year level if the applicant is a graduate of an accredited medical college and did not participate in a graduate medical training program prior to June 30, 1987.

     (iii)   Three years of graduate medical training at a first, second and third-year level if the applicant is a graduate of an unaccredited medical college and did not participate in a graduate medical training program prior to June 30, 1987.

   (5)  Satisfy the general qualifications for a license specified in §  16.12 (relating to general qualifications for licenses and certificates).

 (b)  An applicant who is a graduate of an unaccredited medical college shall submit a complete application and shall, in addition to satisfying the requirements in subsection (a), submit a diploma and transcript verified by a medical college listed in the International Medical Education Directory and chartered and recognized by the country in which it is situated for the provision of medical doctor education. The transcript must identify the successful completion of the equivalent of 4 academic years of medical education including 2 academic years in the study of the arts and sciences of medicine generally recognized by the medical education community in the United States and 2 academic years of clinical study of the practice of medicine as generally recognized by the medical education community in the United States.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  17.1 amended under sections 8 and 27—29 of the Medical Practice Act of 1985 (63 P. S. § §  422.8 and 422.27—422.29).

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.1 adopted March 6, 1964; amended May 13, 1977, effective May 14, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 1280; amended July 28, 1978, effective July 29, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 2099; amended July 16, 1982, effective July 17, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2284; amended February 15, 1985, effective February 16, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 568; amended January 2, 1987, effective December 31, 1986, 17 Pa.B. 24; amended April 8, 1994, effective April 9, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1838; amended February 3, 2006, effective February 4, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 532. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (311632) and (255981).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  17.2 (relating to license without restriction—endorsement); 49 Pa. Code §  17.5 (relating to graduate license); 49 Pa. Code §  17.7 (relating to interim limited license); and 49 Pa. Code §  17.11 (relating to examination information for licensee without restriction).



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