Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing

Utah-Medical-License160 East 300 South, 1st Floor Lobby
Salt Lake City, UT  84111
P.O. Box 146741 (Mailing Address)
Salt Lake City, UT  84111-6741

Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
Web: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/physician_surgeon.html
Director: Mark Steinagel


  • Application Fee: $200 ($300 with CSR)
  • Background Check Fee : N/A
  • License Renewal: $100


  • Application process: 12-16 weeks minimum
  • Board Meetings: Files do not need to go to the Board meeting for approval. Once the file is complete and approved, the license will issue within 1-2 weeks.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 90 days from the date it is received by the Board. The application is submitted after the FCVS profile is received by the Board.
  • FCVS: This Board requires an FCVS profile for the licensing process.
  • Interview: 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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; 10 years for MD/PhD dual degree.
  • PGY (AMG): 2 Years (only 1 year required if applicant is currently in a Utah ACGME residency program)
  • PGY (IMG): 2 Years
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Required unless board certified/re-certified in the last 10 years.

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About Utah:

Utah is a state in the Western United States. It was the 45th state admitted to the Union, on January 4, 1896. Approximately 80% of Utah’s 2,763,885 people live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. This leaves vast expanses of the state nearly uninhabited, making the population the sixth most urbanized in the U.S. The name “Utah” is derived from the name of the Ute tribe and means “people of the mountains” in the Ute language. Utah is bordered by Arizona on the south, Colorado on the east, Wyoming on the northeast, Idaho on the north and Nevada on the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico.

Utah is a rugged and geographically diverse state that is located at the convergence of three distinct geological regions: the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau. Utah is known for its natural diversity and is home to features ranging from arid deserts with sand dunes to thriving pine forests in mountain valleys. Beginning in the early 20th century, with the establishment of such national parks as Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park, Utah became known for its natural beauty. Southern Utah became a popular filming spot for arid, rugged scenes, and such natural landmarks as Delicate Arch and “the Mittens” of Monument Valley are instantly recognizable to most national residents. In 1939, with the establishment of Alta Ski Area, Utah has become world-renowned for its skiing. The dry, powdery snow of the Wasatch Range is considered some of the best skiing in the world (thus the license plate, “the Greatest Snow on Earth”).

Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and this has served as a great boost to the economy. The ski resorts have increased in popularity, and many of the Olympic venues scattered across the Wasatch Front continue to be used for sporting events. This also spurred the development of the light-rail system in the Salt Lake Valley, known as TRAX, and the re-construction of the freeway system around the city. The state is a center of transportation, information technology and research, government services, mining, and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimates, Utah was the fastest growing state in the United States as of 2008. St. George, Utah, was the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000–2005.

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


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