Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
Dept. of Health, Cannon Bldg., Room 205
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone: (401) 222-3855
Fax: (401) 222-2158
Acting Chief, Administrator Officer: Bruce McIntyre
- Application Fee: $570 ($710 with CSR)
- Background Check Fee : N/A
- License Renewal: $200
- Application process: 12-16 weeks minimum
- Board Meetings: The Board meets on a monthly basis. The application must be complete 30 days prior to the Board meeting.
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Varies – please contact PLS for more information.
- FCVS: This Board requires an FCVS profile for the licensing process.
- Interview: Not required. 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: 3 attempts per step.
- USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step.
- PGY (AMG): 2 Years
- PGY (IMG): 3 Years
- SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.
Order your Rhode Island Medical License here:
About Rhode Island:
The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, more commonly referred to as Rhode Island is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest U.S. state by area. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west and Massachusetts to the north and east, and it shares a water boundary with New York’s Long Island to the southwest. Rhode Island’s official nickname is “The Ocean State”, a reference to the state’s geography, since Rhode Island has several large bays and inlets that amount to about 14% of its total area. Its land area is 1,045 square miles, but its total area is significantly larger.
Rhode Island was the first of the thirteen colonies to renounce its allegiance to the British Crown, on May 4, 1776. It was also the last colony of the thirteen colonies to ratify the United States Constitution on May 29, 1790, once assurances were made that a Bill of Rights would become part of the Constitution. As the home of Brown University, Rhode Island is one of only eight states hosting a colonial college chartered on its territory prior to the American Revolution.
The Rhode Island economy had a colonial base in fishing and farming, each of which respectively became shipping and manufacturing upon independence. Other important industries in Rhode Island’s past included toolmaking, costume jewelry and silverware. An interesting by-product of Rhode Island’s industrial history is the number of abandoned factories—many of them now being used for condominiums, museums, offices, and low-income and elderly housing. Today, much of the economy of Rhode Island is based in services, particularly healthcare and education, and still to some extent, manufacturing.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Rhode Island, click here.