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Missouri

Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts

Missouri-Medical-License3605 Missouri Blvd
P.O. Box 4 (Mailing Address)
Jefferson City, MO  65102

Phone: (573) 751-0098
Fax: (573) 751-3166
Web: http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp
Executive Director: Tina Steinman


Fees:

  • Application Fee: $300
  • Background Check Fee : N/A
  • License Renewal: $125

Timeline:

  • Application process: 8-12 weeks minimum
  • Board Meetings: Files are not required to be reviewed at Board meetings. Completed applications are reviewed on a weekly basis. Applicants should allow at least 60 days for the Board to review a file once it is received at the Board.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board. Most verifications need updating after 3 months.
  • Interview: Not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: 3 attempts per step.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step.
  • PGY (AMG): 1 Year
  • PGY (IMG): 3 Years
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

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About Missouri:

Missouri is located in the Midwestern United States, bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. With a 2010 population of 5,988,927, Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the nation and the fifth most populous in the Midwest. It comprises 114 counties and one independent city. Missouri’s capital is Jefferson City. The four largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia. Missouri was originally acquired from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase and became defined as the Missouri Territory. Part of the Missouri Territory was admitted into the union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821.

Missouri mirrors the demographic, economic and political makeup of the nation (in general) with a mix of urban and rural culture. It has long been considered a political bellwether state. With the exceptions of 1956 and 2008, Missouri’s results in U.S. presidential elections have accurately predicted the next President of the United States in every election since 1904. It has both Midwestern and Southern cultural influences, reflecting its history as a border state. It is also a transition between the Eastern and Western United States, as St. Louis is often called the “western-most Eastern city” and Kansas City the “eastern-most Western city.”

Missouri’s geography is highly varied. The northern part of the state lies in dissected till plains while the southern part lies in the Ozark Mountains (a dissected plateau), with the Missouri River dividing the two. The confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers is located near St. Louis. The starting points of the Pony Express Trail and Oregon Trail were both in Missouri. The mean center of United States population is currently in Missouri.

* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Missouri, click here.

Resources:

Everything you need to know about Missouri: http://www.mo.gov
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