State Medical Board of Ohio

30 E. Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH  43215-6127
Phone: (614) 466-3934
Fax: (614) 728-5946
Executive Director: Richard A. Whitehouse, Esq.


  • Application Fee: $335
  • Background Check Fee : $46
  • License Renewal: $405


  • Application process: 10-12 weeks minimum/4-6 months minimum for applicants without an established FCVS profile.
  • Board Meetings: The Board meets on a monthly basis. Files are not required to go to Board meetings for a license to be issued. Once all documentation is received, the Board can issue the license within 1 week of receiving the FCVS profile.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 6 months from the date it is received by the Board.
  • FCVS: This Board requires an FCVS profile for the licensing process.
  • Interview: Not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step.
  • PGY (AMG): 1 Year (ACGME accredited only)
  • PGY (IMG): 2 Years (ACGME accredited only)
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

We highly recommend PLS. PLS makes the entire licensing process for our company stress-free. They handle everything while keeping our staff and physicians informed along the way. We look forward to a long, productive and collegial relationship. Thank you PLS for a job well done!
– Radisphere National Radiology Group, Ohio

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About Ohio:

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the United States.The 34th largest state by area in the U.S., it is the 7th-most populous with nearly 11.5 million residents, containing several major American cities and seven metropolitan areas with populations of 500,000 or more. The state’s capital is Columbus. The Anglicized name “Ohio” comes from the Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning ‘great river’. The state, originally partitioned from the Northwest Territory, was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1, 1803. Although there are conflicting narratives regarding the origin of the nickname, Ohio is historically known as the “Buckeye State” (relating to the Ohio buckeye tree) and Ohioans are also known as “Buckeyes.”
The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor; the legislative branch, which comprises the Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, which is led by the Supreme Court. Currently, Ohio occupies 18 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Ohio is known for its status as both a swing state and a bellwether in national elections.
Ohio’s geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic growth and expansion. Because Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest, much cargo and business traffic passes through its borders along its well-developed highways. Ohio has the nation’s 10th largest highway network, and is within a one-day drive of 50% of North America’s population and 70% of North America’s manufacturing capacity.To the north, Lake Erie gives Ohio 312 miles of coastline, which allows for numerous seaports. Ohio’s southern border is defined by the Ohio River, and much of the northern border is defined by Lake Erie. Ohio’s neighbors are Pennsylvania to the east, Michigan to the northwest, Ontario Canada, to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky on the south, and West Virginia on the southeast.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Ohio, click here.


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