Michigan Dept. of Community Health Board of Medicine

Michigan-Medical-License611 W. Ottawa St., 1st Floor – Licensing Division
Lansing, MI  48933
P.O. Box 30192 (Mailing Address)
Lansing, MI  48909-8170
Phone: (517) 335-0918
Fax: (517) 373-2179
Web: http://www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

  • Application Fee: $150 ($235 with Controlled Substance Permit)
  • Background Check Fee : $62.75
  • License Renewal: $285


  • Application process: 6-8 weeks minimum
  • Board Meetings: Files do not need to go to a Board meeting to be approved. Statuses can be checked online.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 2 years from the date it is received by the Board.
  • Interview: Not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit.
  • USMLE Time Limit: No time limit for steps I & II. Must complete step III within 5 years of first attempt on step III.
  • PGY (AMG): 2 Years
  • PGY (IMG): 2 Years (3 years required if ECFMG was passed prior to 1988 or if not licensed in another state by 5/10/86)
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

Order your Michigan Medical License here:

About Michigan:

Michigan is located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is a French alteration of the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning “large water” or “large lake”. Michigan was home to Native American cultures before colonization by Europeans. When the first European explorers arrived, the most populous and influential tribes were Algonquian peoples, specifically, the Ottawa, the Anishnabe (called Chippewa in French, after their language Ojibwe), and the Potawatomi. The Anishnabe, whose numbers are estimated to have been between 25,000 and 35,000, were the most populous.
Michigan is the eighth most populous state in the United States. It has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. Michigan is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. The state has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles from a natural water source or more than 85 miles from a Great Lakes shoreline. It is the largest state by total areaeast of the Mississippi River.
Michigan is the only state to consist entirely of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted to look like a mitten, owing to its shape. The Upper Peninsula is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile-wide channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The Upper Peninsula is economically important for tourism and natural resources.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Michigan, click here.


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