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Alaska

 Alaska State Medical Board

Alaska-Medical-License333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
Juneau, AK  99811-0806
P. O Box 110806 (Mailing Address)
Juneau, AK  99811-0806

Phone: (907) 465-2756
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Web: http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pmed.htm#


 

Timeline:

  • Application process: 8-12 weeks minimum
  • Board Meetings: The Board meets quarterly. The application must be received by the Board 60 days prior to meeting and all verifications submitted 30 days before meeting. If approved, the license will be issued on the day of the Board meeting.

What you need to know:

  • Interview: 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/COMLEX Attempt Limit: 2 attempts per step/level.
  • USMLE/COMLEX Time Limit: Must complete all steps/levels within 7 years; 10 years for MD/PhD candidates.
  • PGY (AMG): 2 Years; 1 Year if training was completed before 1/1/95 (ACGME accredited only)
  • PGY (IMG): 3 Years (ACGME accredited only)
  • SPEX: Not required unless restoring retired license.


Order your Alaska Medical License here:

About Alaska:

Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west & south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Approximately half of Alaska’s residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska remains the least densely populated state of the U.S.


Alaska was purchased from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million ($113 million in today’s dollars) at about two cents per acre ($4.74/km²). The land went through several administrative changes before becoming an organized territory on May 11, 1912, and the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.


The name “Alaska” was already introduced in the Russian colonial period, when it was used only for the peninsula and is derived from the Aleut, meaning “the mainland” or more literally, “the object towards which the action of the sea is directed”. It is also known as Alyeska, the “great land”, an Aleut word derived from the same root.

 

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

Resources:

Everything you need to know about Alaska: http://www.alaska.gov/
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