New Mexico Medical Board
2055 South Pacheco Street, Bldg. 400
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-7220
Fax: (505) 476-7237
Executive Director: Lynn Hart
- Application Fee: $436
- Background Check Fee : N/A
- License Renewal: $310
- Application process: 3 months minimum
- Board Meetings: The Board meets on a quarterly basis. Most files are not required to go to the Board meeting. However, if the applicant has malpractice or any disciplinary action, the file must go to the Board meeting and applicant must appear for interview.
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board. Some documents expire after 6 months.
- 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: 6 attempts per step.
- USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step; 10 years for MD/PhD dual degree.
- PGY (AMG): 2 Years (ACGME accredited only)
- PGY (IMG): 2 Years (ACGME accredited only)
- SPEX/COMVEX: Required only if applicant has not practiced within the past 2 years.
Order your New Mexico Medical License here:
About New Mexico:
New Mexico is located in the southwest and western regions of the United States. New Mexico is also usually considered one of the Mountain States. With a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth-most sparsely inhabited U.S. state. The New Mexican landscape ranges from wide, rose-colored deserts to broken mesas to high, snow-capped peaks. Despite New Mexico’s arid image, heavily forested mountain wildernesses cover a significant portion of the state, especially towards the north. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost part of the Rocky Mountains, run roughly north-south along the east side of the Rio Grande in the rugged, pastoral north. The most important of New Mexico’s rivers are the Rio Grande, Pecos, Canadian, San Juan, and Gila. The Rio Grande is tied for the fourth longest river in the U.S.
Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, it has also been part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory. Among U.S. states, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics, including descendants of Spanish colonists and recent immigrants from Latin America. It also has the third-highest percentage of Native Americans, after Alaska and Oklahoma, and the fifth-highest total number of Native Americans after California, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas. The tribes in the state consist of mostly Navajo and Pueblo peoples. As a result, the demographics and culture of the state are unique for their strong Hispanic and Native American influences. The flag of New Mexico is represented by the red and gold colors, which represent Spain as well as the Zia symbol, an ancient Native American symbol for the sun.
New Mexico provides a number of economic incentives to businesses operating in the state, including various types of tax credits and tax exemptions. Most of the incentives are based on job creation. New Mexico is the third leading crude oil and natural gas producer in the United States. The Permian Basin (part of the Mid-Continent Oil Field) and San Juan Basin lie partly in New Mexico. In 2006 New Mexico accounted for 3.4% of the crude oil, 8.5% of the dry natural gas, and 10.2% of the natural gas liquids produced in the United States. In 2000 the value of oil and gas produced was $8.2 billion.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of New Mexico, click here.