Florida State Board of Medicine
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3253
Phone: (850) 245-4131
Fax: (850) 488-0596
Executive Director: Joy A. Tootle
- Application Fee: $1227; $752 for Residents (plus $100 for dispensing practitioners)
- Background Check Fee : N/A – Fingerprint cards required.
- License Renewal: $355
- Application process: 3 to 6 months
- Board Meetings: The Board meets each month (no meeting scheduled for May, July, or November). An analyst is assigned to the file 30 days after it is received by the Board. The application must be complete one month prior to the Board meeting. If approved, the license will be issued shortly thereafter.
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Applications will expire if no activity for 21 days after a deficiency letter is sent to the applicant.
- 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: 5 attempts.
- USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step.
- PGY (AMG): 1 Year (ACGME accredited only)
- PGY (IMG): 2 Years (ACGME accredited only)
- SPEX/COMVEX: N/A
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Florida is in the southeastern United States, on the Gulf Coast. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a 2010 estimated population of 18,801,310 by the United States Census Bureau, it is the fourth most populous state in the country. Florida ranks 22nd in size among the 50 U.S. states. The state capital is Tallahassee, its largest city is Jacksonville, and the South Florida metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in the state.
Much of the state of Florida is situated on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Its geography is marked by a coastline, by the omnipresence of water and the threat of hurricanes. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, encompassing approximately 1,350 miles. Much of the state is at or near sea level (the highest natural point only 345 feet (105 m) above sea level at Britton Hill) and its terrain is characterized by sedimentary soils. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. Its symbolic animals like the American alligator and the manatee, can be found in the Everglades, one of the most famous national parks in the world.
Since its discovery in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, who named it “La Pascua Florida” (“Flowery Passover”; i.e. Easter), Florida was a challenge for the European colonial powers before it gained statehood in the United States in 1845. It was a principal location of the Seminole Wars against the Indians, and racial segregation after the American Civil War. Today, it is distinguished by its large Hispanic community and high population growth, as well as its raising environmental concerns. Its economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture and transport, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also known for its amusement parks, the production of oranges and the Kennedy Space Center. It is internationally known for tennis, golf, auto racing and water sports.
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