Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
200 Harvard Mill Square
Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: (781) 876-8200
Fax: (781) 876-8383
Executive Director: Stancel M. Riley, Jr., M.D., MPH, MPA
- Application Fee: $600
- Background Check Fee : N/A
- License Renewal: $600 ($700 if license has lapsed)
- Application process: 12-16 weeks minimum
- Board Meetings: The Board meets the first & third Wednesdays of each month.
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Applications expire after 6 months from the date it is received by the Board. Some documentation expires after 2 months.
- 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. 6 attempts on step III.
- 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: Not required.
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2010 Census, Massachusetts’ population was 6,547,629. The state features two separate metropolitan areas – the eastern Boston metropolitan area and the western Springfield metropolitan area. Approximately two thirds of the state’s population lives in Greater Boston, most of which is either urban or suburban. Western Massachusetts features one urban area – the Knowledge Corridor along the Connecticut River – and a mix of college towns and rural areas. Massachusetts is the most populous of the six New England states, the third most densely populated state in the United States, and also has the U.S.’s sixth highest GDP per capita.
Culturally, historically, and commercially, Massachusetts has been significant throughout American history. Plymouth was the second permanent English settlement in North America. Many of Massachusetts’s towns were founded by colonists from England in the 1620s and 1630s. Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. In 1692, the towns surrounding Salem, Massachusetts experienced one of America’s most infamous cases of mass hysteria, the Salem Witch Trials. In the eighteenth century, the Protestant First Great Awakening, which swept the Atlantic world, originated from the pulpit of Northampton, Massachusetts preacher Jonathan Edwards. In the late 18th century, Boston became known as the “Cradle of Liberty” for the agitation there that led to the American Revolution and the independence of the United States from Great Britain. In 1777, George Washington founded the Springfield Armory, which during the Industrial Revolution catalyzed numerous important technological advances, including interchangeable parts. In 1786, Shays’ Rebellion, a populist revolt by Western Massachusetts farmers, led directly to the United States Constitutional Convention. Before the American Civil War, Massachusetts was a center for the temperance, transcendentalist, and abolitionist movements. In 1837, Mount Holyoke College, the United States’ first college for women, was opened in the Connecticut River Valley town of South Hadley. In the late nineteenth century, the (now) Olympic sports of basketball and volleyball were invented in the Western Massachusetts cities of Springfield and Holyoke, respectively. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legally recognize same-sex marriage. The state has contributed many prominent politicians to national service, including members of the Adams family and of the Kennedy family.
Originally dependent on fishing, agriculture, and trade with Europe, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, the state’s economy shifted from manufacturing to services. In the 21st century, Massachusetts is a leader in higher education, health care technology, high technology, financial services , cannabis law reform ,universal healthcare, and same-sex marriage.
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