Montana Board of Medical Examiners


301 S. Park Avenue, 4th Floor
P. O Box 200513 (Mailing Address)
Helena, MT  59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2361
Fax: (406) 841-2305
Executive Director: Ian Marquand


  • Application Fee: $325
  • Background Check Fee : N/A
  • License Renewal: $400 (Active), $200 (Inactive), $300 (Telemedicine)


  • Application process: 3-4 months minimum
  • Board Meetings: The Board meets every other month. All files are not required to go to the Board meeting for review and can be issued once the Board deems the file complete & approved.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board.
  • Interview: Not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit on steps I or II. 3 attempts on step III.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step.
  • PGY (AMG): 2 Years
  • PGY (IMG): 3 Years
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

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About Montana:

Montana is located in the Western United States. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller “island ranges” are found in the central third of the state, for a total of 77 named ranges of the Rocky Mountains. This geographical fact is reflected in the state’s name, derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain).
Montana has several nicknames, none official, including: “The Treasure State” and “Big Sky Country”, and slogans that include “Land of the Shining Mountains” and more recently, “The Last Best Place.” The state ranks fourth in area, but 44th in population, and accordingly has the third-lowest population density in the United States. The economy is primarily based on services, with ranching, wheat farming, oil and coal mining in the east, and lumber, tourism, and hard rock mining in the west. Millions of tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park.
The topography of the state is diverse, and roughly defined by the Continental Divide, which runs on an approximate diagonal line through the state from northwest to south-central, splitting it into two distinct eastern and western regions. Montana is well known for its mountainous western region, most of which is geologically and geographically part of the Northern Rocky Mountains. The Absaroka and Beartooth ranges in the south are technically part of the Central Rocky Mountains. About 60% of the state is prairie, part of the northern Great Plains. Nonetheless, even east of the Continental Divide and the Rocky Mountain Front, there are a number of isolated “island ranges” that dot the prairie landscape. This island range region covers most of the central third of the state.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Montana, click here.


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