Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
901 American Pacific Drive, Unit 180
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: (702) 732-2147
Fax: (702) 732-2079
Executive Director: Dianna Hegeduis, Esq.
- Application Fee: $670
- Background Check Fee : $70 (included with application fee)
- License Renewal: $300
- Application process: 12-16 weeks minimum
- Board Meetings: The Board meets on a monthly basis. Files must be complete 30 days prior to Oral Examination in order for an application to appear at the Board meeting (if required).
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Applications expire after 6 months from the date it is received by the Board.
- FCVS: This state requires an FCVS profile for the licensing process.
- Interview: 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: N/A
- USMLE Time Limit: N/A
- PGY (AMG): 1 Year (if graduated before 1995). 3 Years (if graduated after 1995).
- PGY (IMG): N/A
- SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.
For more information on Nevada DO Medical Licenses, contact us at 801-816-1149.
Nevada is located in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. With an area of 110,561 square miles and a population of about 2.7 million, it is the 7th-largest and 35th-most populous state. Over two-thirds of Nevada’s people live in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which contains its three largest incorporated cities. Nevada’s capital is Carson City. Nevada is largely desert and semiarid, with much of it located within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are located within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains lie on the western edge. Approximately 86% of the state’s land is owned by the US government under various jurisdictions, both civilian and military.
The name Nevada is derived from the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, which means “snow-capped mountain range” in Spanish. The land comprising the modern state was inhabited by Native Americans of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe tribes prior to European contact. It was subsequently claimed by Spain as a part of Alta California until the Mexican War of Independence brought it under Mexican control. The United States gained the territory in 1848 following its victory in the Mexican-American War and the area was eventually incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that was an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864.
The establishment of legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce proceedings in the 20th century transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination. The tourism industry remains Nevada’s largest employer, with mining continuing to be a substantial sector of the economy as Nevada is the fourth largest producer of gold in the world. Nevada is officially known as the “Silver State” due to the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the “Battle Born State” because it achieved statehood during the Civil War and the “Sagebrush State” for the native eponymous plant. Nevada is the largest landlocked U.S. state that does not border Canada or Mexico.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Nevada, click here.