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Kansas

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Kansas-Medical-License800 SW Jackson
Lower Level – Suite A
Topeka, KS  66612

Phone: (785) 296-7413
Fax: (785) 296-0852
Web: http://www.ksbha.org/
Executive Director: Kathleen Selzler Lippert


Fees:

  • Application Fee: $310
  • Background Check Fee : $50
  • License Renewal: $330

Timeline:

  • Application process: 12-16 weeks minimum
  • Board Meetings: The Board meets every other month. The file will only be required to go to the Board meeting if there are any irregularities. Otherwise, the file will be submitted for Final Review, which takes approximately a week.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 2 years; however, some documentation may need to be re-submitted after 6 months.
  • 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit on steps I or II. 3 attempts on step III.
  • USMLE Time Limit: No time limit; however, this is a “Sitting State”/7 year exception. This means the time limit is determined by where the applicant sits for the USMLE. If applicant sits for step 3 in Kansas, the limit is 7 years. If the applicant completes the exam in another state, there is no limit on completion time.
  • PGY (AMG): 1 Year (ACGME accredited only)
  • PGY (IMG): 3 Years (ACGME accredited only); 2 years must be in the U.S.
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

Order your Kansas Medical License here:

About Kansas:

Kansas is located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe’s name is often said to mean “people of the wind” or “people of the south wind,” although this was probably not the term’s original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called “Kansans.”

For thousands of years what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue. When officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine if Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state.

After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly, when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, sorghum and sunflowers. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. The state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities, and is located equidistant from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is located in Smith County near Lebanon.

* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of  Kansas, click here.

Resources:

Everything you need to know about Kansas: http://www.kansas.gov/
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