Colorado Medical Board

Colorado Medical License
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO  80202-5140
Phone: (303) 894-7690
Fax: (303) 894-7692

  • Application process: 8-10 weeks
  • Board Meetings: The Board holds a Licensing Panel meeting during the second or third week of every month to consider applications for licensure. Full Board meetings are held every 3 months beginning in February. Files must only be reviewed at the Board meeting if the applicant is an International Graduate or has derogatory history.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 1 year 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.
  • Misc: Colorado does not offer temporary or provisional licenses. There is also no CSR in Colorado. Prescribers must hold a Federal DEA registration.
  • Eligibility: Colorado utilizes the California Disapproved Medical School list. If an applicant attended medical school at one of these disapproved schools, he/she is not eligible for licensure in Colorado unless he/she is ABMS Board certified.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit.
  • USMLE/COMLEX Time Limit: Must complete all steps/levels within 7 years of passing the first step; 10 years for MD/PhD candidates.
  • PGY (AMG): 1 Year (ACGME accredited only)
  • PGY (IMG): 3 Years (ACGME accredited only)
  • SPEX: N/A

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About Colorado:

Colorado is a state that encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is part of the Western United States, the Mountain States, and the Southwestern United States. The state was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Rio Colorado for the red colored silt the river carried from the mountains. In 1861, Jefferson Territorial officials decided that “Colorado” would be a fitting name for a new territory. Colorado is nicknamed the “Centennial State” because it was admitted to the Union as the 38th state in 1876, the centennial year of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Colorado is bordered by the northwest state of Wyoming to the north, the midwest states of Nebraska and Kansas to the northeast and east, on the south by New Mexico and a small portion of the southern state of Oklahoma, and on the west by Utah. The four states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at one common point known as the Four Corners, which is known as the heart of the American Southwest. Colorado is one of only three U.S. states with no natural borders, the others being neighboring Wyoming and Utah.

Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and
desert lands. The United States Census 2010 tallied the state population at 5,029,196 as of April 1, 2010. Denver is the capital and the most populous city of Colorado. Residents of the state are properly known as “Coloradans“, although the archaic term “Coloradoan” is still used.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Colorado, click here.


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