Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners
PVL, 335 Merchant Street Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
DCCA, PVL Licensing Branch, P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801-3469
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-3031
Executive Officer: Constance Cobral
- Application Fee: $290 (issued 2/1 – 1/31 even years); $170 (issued 2/1 – 1/31 odd years)
- Background Check Fee : N/A
- License Renewal: $240
- Application process: 6-8 weeks minimum
- Board Meetings: The Board meets the second Friday of each month. All application materials must be received at the Board by Monday, 11 days prior to the Board meeting. Licenses issued every Friday (clean files).
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Applications expire after 2 years from the date it is received by the Board.
- Interview: Not required. The Board may require the applicant to attend a personal interview when, for instance, 1) the applicant has committed any acts constituting grounds for denial of license 2) the Board is in receipt of information requiring additional information or explanation from the applicant and 3) the applicant’s application is incomplete or requires further explanation.
- USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit.
- USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step; 10 years for MD/PhD dual degree.
- PGY (AMG): 1 Year (ACGME accredited only)
- PGY (IMG): 2 Years (ACGME accredited only); 3 Years if no ECFMG number & passed qualifying exam prior to 1984.
- SPEX/COMVEX: N/A
I am extremely delighted with your assistance during my Hawaii licensing process. I was able to obtain my license in less than four weeks. Everyone on your staff is kind, polite, and a pleasure to work with. Your service is extremely easy and convenient. I am excited to recommend PLS to all of my colleagues. I will never do licensing any other way! I would recommend it very highly to anyone.
– Dr. CL, Hawaii
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Hawaii is the newest of the 50 U.S. states (August 21, 1959), and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It occupies most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the continental United States, southeast of Japan, and northeast of Australia. Hawaii’s natural beauty, warm tropical climate, inviting waters and waves, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu.
The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles. At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight “main islands” are (from the northwest to southeast) Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. The last is by far the largest and is often called “The Big Island” to avoid confusion with the state as a whole. The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.
After Alaska, Florida, and California, Hawaii has the fourth-longest coastline in the United States, which is approximately 750 miles long. Hawaii is one of two states that do not observe daylight savings time, the other being Arizona. Hawaii is the only state of the United States that is not geographically located in North America, grows coffee, is completely surrounded by water, is entirely an archipelago, has a royal palace, and does not have a straight line in its state boundary.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Hawaii, click here.