Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
137 State House Station
161 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0137
Phone: (207) 287-3601
Fax: (207) 287-6590
Executive Director: Randal C. Manning
- Application Fee: $700
- Background Check Fee : Background Check required, but there is no fee.
- License Renewal: $400
- Application process: 90 days AFTER Board receives all documentation and FCVS Profile
- Board Meetings: The Board meets on a monthly basis. Files with any irregularities are required to be submitted at the Board meeting for approval; “clean” files may not need to be submitted at Board meeting.
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board.
- FCVS: This state requires an FCVS profile for the licensing process.
- 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: No attempt limit on steps I or II. 3 attempts on step III.
- USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step.
- PGY (AMG): 2 Years (3 years required if applicant graduated after 7/2004 or 1 year if graduated before 1/1970) (ACGME accredited only)
- PGY (IMG): 3 Years (ACGME accredited only)
- SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.
Order your Maine Medical License here:
Maine is in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of New England. It is known for its scenery— its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, its heavily forested interior and picturesque waterways—as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams.
The original inhabitants of the territory that is now Maine were Algonquian-speaking peoples. The first European settlement in Maine was in 1604 on Saint Croix Island, by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons. The first English settlement in Maine, the short-lived Popham Colony, was established by the Plymouth Company in 1607. A number of English settlements were established along the coast of Maine in the 1620s, although the rugged climate, deprivations, and conflict with the local peoples wiped out many of them over the years. As Maine entered the 18th century, only a half dozen European settlements still survived. Patriot and British forces contended for Maine’s territory during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Maine was an exclave of Massachusetts until 1820, when as a result of the growing population and a political deal regarding slavery, it became the 23rd state on March 15 under the Missouri Compromise.
Maine is the most sparsely populated U.S. state east of the Mississippi River. It is called the Pine Tree State; nearly 90% of its land is forested. In the forested areas of the interior lie much uninhabited land, some of which does not have formal political organization into local units (a rarity in New England). Maine is in the temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome. The land near the southern and central Atlantic coast is covered by the mixed oaks of the Northeastern coastal forests. The remainder of the state, including the North Woods, is covered by the New England-Acadian forests. Maine has almost 230 miles miles of coastline. Along the famous rock-bound coast of Maine are lighthouses, beaches, fishing villages, and thousands of offshore islands, including the Isles of Shoals, which straddle the New Hampshire border. There are jagged rocks and cliffs and many bays and inlets.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Maine, click here.