Maryland Board of Physicians

4201 Patterson Avenue
P.O. Box 2571 (Mailing Address)
Baltimore, MD  21215-0095
P.O. Box 37217 (Applications/Fees)
Baltimore, MD  21297
Phone: (410) 764-4777
Fax: (410) 358-2252


  • Application Fee: $790 (AMG)/$890  (IMG)
  • Background Check Fee : N/A
  • License Renewal: $512 ($100 additional fee if late)


  • Application process: 4 months minimum
  • Board Meetings: The Board meets on a monthly basis.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 4 months 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: 3 attempts per step.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 10 years of passing the first step.
  • PGY (AMG): 1 Year (2 years required if applicant failed any part of the USMLE 4 times)
  • PGY (IMG): 2 Years
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Required unless board certified/re-certified in the last 10 years.

I thank you all for coordinating my credentials and obtaining my medical license in the state of Maryland. I appreciate your professionalism and I will recommend your agency to my colleagues.
– Dr. SM, Maryland

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About Maryland:

Maryland  is located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution, and three nicknames for it (the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State) are occasionally used.
Maryland has an area of 12,406.68 square miles and is comparable in overall area with the European country of Belgium. It is the 42nd largest/8th smallest state, and is closest in size to Hawaii, the next smallest state. The next largest state, Maryland’s neighbor West Virginia, is just under twice the size of Maryland. The state possesses a great variety of topography, hence its nickname, “America in Miniature.” It ranges from sandy dunes dotted with seagrass in the east, to low marshlands teeming with wildlife and large bald cypress near the bay, to gently rolling hills of oak forest in the Piedmont Region, and pine groves in the mountains to the west.
Maryland is a major center for life sciences research and development. With more than 350 biotechnology companies located there, Maryland is the third-largest nexus in this field in the United States. Institutions and government agencies with an interest in research and development located in Maryland include the Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, more than one campus of the University System of Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, the United States Census Bureau, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Celera Genomics company, Human Genome Sciences (HGS),the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), and MedImmune – recently purchased by AstraZeneca.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Maryland, click here.


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