Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
University Park Plaza
2829 University Ave. SE, 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
Phone: (612) 617-2130
Fax: (612) 617-2166
Executive Director: Robert A. Leach, J.D.
- Application Fee: $431.20
- Background Check Fee : N/A
- License Renewal: $168
- Application process: 12 weeks minimum
- Board Meetings: The Board meets every other month. The application & fee must be submitted 60 days before the Board meeting and all documentation must be received by the Board three weeks prior to the Board meeting. Interviews required 2 weeks before the Board meeting.
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Applications expire after 6 months from the date it is received by the Board.
- Interview: Required for all applicants.
- USMLE Attempt Limit: 3 attempts per step.
- USMLE Time Limit: No time limit for step I. Must complete steps II & III within 5 years of first attempt on step II or before the end of residency training.
- PGY (AMG): 1 Year
- PGY (IMG): 2 Years (1 year if applicant has practiced in U.S. for the past 5 years without disciplinary action & passes SPEX within 2 years of applying for license)
- SPEX/COMVEX: Required unless board certified/re-certified in the last 10 years.
Order your Minnesota Medical License here:
Minnesota is located in the Midwestern United States. The twelfth largest state of the U.S., it is the twenty-first most populous, with 5.3 million residents. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state on May 11, 1858. Known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” the state’s name comes from a Dakota word for “sky-tinted water”. Those waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Nearly 60% of Minnesota’s residents live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area known as the “Twin Cities”, the center of transportation, business, industry and education, and home to an internationally known arts community. The remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now cleared, farmed and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation.
Minnesota is known for its relatively liberal social and political orientation, and has a high rate of civic participation and voter turnout. Minnesota ranks among the healthiest states, and has a highly literate population. The large majority of residents are of Scandinavian and German descent. The state is known as a center of Scandinavian American culture. Ethnic diversity has increased in recent decades. Substantial influxes of African, Asian, and Latin American immigrants have joined the descendants of European immigrants and the original Native American inhabitants.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Minnesota, click here.