Oregon Medical Board
1500 SW First Avenue, Suite 620
Portland, OR 97201-5826
Phone: (971) 673-2700
Fax: (971) 673-2670
- Application Fee: $813 (Application/Registration fees)
- Background Check Fee : N/A
- License Renewal: $438
- Application process: 12-16 weeks minimum
- Board Meetings: The Board meets on a monthly basis. Once file is complete, Registration packet is submitted & must be received by the Board by Wednesdays for the license to issue the following Monday.
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board. Most verifications expire after 6 months.
- Interview: Not required.
- USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit on steps I or II. 4 attempts on step III.
- USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & II within 7 years of passing the first step; 10 years for MD/PhD dual degree.
- PGY (AMG): 1 Year (ACGME accredited only)
- PGY (IMG): 3 Years (if Medical School is not Board approved)
- SPEX/COMVEX: Required for those who are not board certified/re-certified or who have not completed their PGY in the last 10 years. Also required for those who have not practiced for the most recent, consecutive 12 months.
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– Dr. DT, Oregon
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Oregon is in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon’s northern and eastern boundaries, respectively. The area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before the arrival of traders, explorers, and settlers who formed an autonomous government in Oregon Country in 1843. The Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.
Salem is the state’s capital and third-most-populous city; Portland is the most populous. Oregon’s 2010 population is just over 3.8 million, a 12% increase over 2000.Portland is the 29th-largest U.S. city, with a population of 583,776 and a metro population of 2,241,841, the 23rd-largest U.S. metro area. The valley of the Willamette River in western Oregon is the state’s most densely populated area and is home to eight of the ten most populous cities.
Oregon contains a diverse landscape including the windswept Pacific coastline, the volcanoes of the rugged and glaciated Cascade Mountain Range, many waterfalls (including Multnomah Falls), dense evergreen forests, and high desert across much of the eastern portion of the state, extending into the Great Basin. The tall Douglas firs and redwoods along the rainy Western Oregon coast contrast with the lower density and fire prone pine tree and juniper forests covering portions of the eastern half of the state. Stretching east from Central Oregon, the state also includes semi-arid shrublands, prairies, deserts, steppes, and meadows. Mount Hood is the highest point in the state at 11,249 feet. Crater Lake National Park is the only national park in Oregon.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Oregon, click here.