New York State Board of Medicine

89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Fax: (518) 402-2323
Executive Secretary: Walter Ramos


  • Application Fee: $735
  • Background Check Fee : N/A
  • License Renewal: $600


  • Application process: 8 weeks minimum; 4-6 months for IMG/FCVS applicants
  • Board Meetings: Files are not required to go to a Board meeting. IMG files will go into Comparative Education review once all documents & the FCVS profile have been received.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 1year from the date it is received by the Board.
  • FCVS: Required for all foreign medical graduate applicants.
  • Interview: Not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit.
  • USMLE Time Limit: No time limit.
  • PGY (AMG): 1 Year
  • PGY (IMG): 3 Years
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

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About New York:

New York is in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation’s third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario to the north and west, and Quebec to the north. New York is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City.
New York City, with a population of over 8,000,000 people, is the most populous city in the United States. It is known for its status as a financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing center, and for its history as a gateway for immigration to the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, it is also a destination of choice for many foreign visitors. Both state and city were named for the 17th century Duke of York, James Stuart, future James II and VII of England and Scotland.
New York was inhabited by the Algonquian, Iroquois, and Lenape Native American groups at the time Dutch settlers moved into the region in the early 17th century. In 1609, the region was first claimed by Henry Hudson for the Dutch. Fort Nassau was built near the site of the present-day capital of Albany in 1614. The Dutch soon also settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson River Valley, establishing the colony of New Netherland. The British took over the colony by annexation in 1664. The borders of the British colony, the Province of New York, were roughly similar to those of the present-day state. About one third of all the battles of the Revolutionary War took place in New York. New York became an independent state on July 9, 1776, and enacted its constitution in 1777. The state ratified the United States Constitution on July 26, 1788 to become the eleventh member of the United States.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of New York, click here.


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