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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

 

Ponce De León Street 1590
GM Group Building 3rd Floor
Rio Piedras, PR  00920
P.O. Box 13969 (Mailing Address)
San Juan, PR  00908

Phone: (787) 999-8989
Fax: (787) 782-8733
Web: http://www.salud.gov.pr


Fees:

  • Application Fee: $500 (Application Fee)/$250 (Registration Fee)
  • Background Check Fee : N/A

Timeline:

  • Application process: Varies by time of year/Analyst – Please contact PLS for more information.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications usually expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board.
  • FCVS: This Board does not accept FCVS profiles.
  • 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
  • PGY (IMG): 1 Year
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

Order your Puerto Rico Medical License here:

 
About Puerto Rico:

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: “Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico”, literally Associated Free State of Puerto Rico), is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico (Spanish for “rich port”) comprises an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest by land area of the Greater Antilles. It, however, ranks third in population among that group of four islands, which also include Cuba, Hispaniola, and Jamaica. Due to its location, Puerto Rico enjoys a tropical climate and also experiences the Atlantic hurricane season.

Originally populated for centuries by indigenous aboriginal peoples known as Taínos, the island was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain during his second voyage to the Americas. Under Spanish rule, the island was colonized and the indigenous population was forced into slavery and nearly wiped out due to European infectious diseases. The remaining population was emancipated by King Carlos I in 1520. Spain possessed Puerto Rico for over 400 years, despite attempts at capture of the island by France, the Netherlands, and England.

The relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States has its origins dating back to the Spanish-American War, in which Spain ceded the islands to the U.S. in 1898. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and the United States Congress legislates many aspects of Puerto Rican life. However, the islanders may not vote in U.S. presidential elections. Since 1947, Puerto Ricans have been able to elect their own governor. Its official languages are Spanish and English, with Spanish being the primary language. The island’s current political status, including the possibility of statehood or independence, is widely debated in Puerto Rico.

* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Puerto Rico, click here.

Resources:

Everything you need to know about Puerto Rico: http://www.topuertorico.org
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