Arizona Medical Board
1740 W. Adams, Suite 4000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (480) 551-2700
Fax: (480) 551-2704
- Application process: 10-12 weeks
- Board Meetings: The Board meets the first or second week of every other month – February, April, June, August, October, & December.
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.
- USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit.
- USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step if initial licensure; no limit if already licensed.
- PGY (AMG): 1 Year (ACGME accredited only)
- PGY (IMG): 3 Years (ACGME accredited only)
- SPEX: Required unless currently board certified
Order your Arizona Medical License here:
Arizona is located in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the western United States and the mountain west. The capital and largest city is Phoenix. The second largest city is Tucson, followed in size by the eight Phoenix metropolitan area cities of Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, Surprise and then by Yuma in Yuma County.
Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912. Arizona is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, however it also features pine forests and mountain ranges in the northern high country, with cooler weather.
Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and California, touches Colorado, and has a 389-mile (626 km) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. It is the largest landlocked U.S. state by population. In addition to the Grand Canyon, many other national forests, parks, and monuments are located in the state, while more than a quarter of its territory is Federal Trust Land which serves as the home of the Navajo Nation, the Hopi tribe, the Tohono O’odham and Apache people and various Yuman tribes, such as the Yavapai, Quechanand Hualapai.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Arizona, click here.