Vermont Board of Medical Practice
108 Cherry Street
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
Phone: (802) 657-4223
Fax: (802) 828-5450
Commissioner: Harry Chen, M.D.
- Application Fee: $625
- Background Check Fee : N/A
- License Renewal: $150
- Application process: 12-16 weeks minimum
- Board Meetings: The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month. Once the application and applicant interview is complete, the file will go to the next scheduled Board meeting for approval.
What you need to know:
- Expiration: Varies – please contact PLS for more information.
- Interview: Required for all applicants. Once the file is complete, the Board will send documentation to the applicant to schedule the interview.
- USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit on steps I or II. 3 attempts on step III.
- 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): 1 Year
- PGY (IMG): 3 Years
- SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.
Order your Vermont Medical License here:
Vermont is in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state ranks 43rd in land area and 45th in total area. Its population according to the 2010 census, 630,337, is the second smallest in the country, larger only than Wyoming. It is the only New England state not bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Vermont is the smallest landlocked U.S. state, and is one of two landlocked states in the northeast (the other being Pennsylvania). Lake Champlain forms half of Vermont’s western border, which it shares with the state of New York. The Green Mountains are within the state. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Québec to the north. The state capital is Montpelier, which with 7,705 people is the least-populated state capital in the country. Its most populous city is Burlington, which has a metro population of 211,261 residents.
Originally inhabited by two major Native American tribes (the Algonquian-speaking Abenaki and the Iroquois), much of the territory that is now Vermont was claimed by France in the early colonial period. France ceded the territory to the Kingdom of Great Britain after being defeated in 1763 in the Seven Years’ War (also called the French and Indian War). For many years, the nearby colonies, especially New Hampshire and New York, disputed control of the area (then called the New Hampshire Grants). Settlers who held land titles granted by these colonies were opposed by the Green Mountain Boys militia, which eventually prevailed in creating an independent state, the Vermont Republic. Founded in 1777, during the Revolutionary War, it lasted for fourteen years. While independent, it abolished slavery. When it joined the Union, it was the first state to have abolished slavery. Vermont is one of seventeen U.S. states (along with Texas, Hawaii, the brief California Republic, and each of the original Thirteen Colonies) that each once had a sovereign government. In 1791, Vermont joined the United States as the fourteenth state and the first outside the original Thirteen Colonies.
In 2007, Vermont was ranked by Forbes magazine as 32nd among states in which to do business. Tourism is an important industry to the state. In winter, skiers and snowboarders visit the state’s ski resorts. Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States. Dairy farming is the primary source of agricultural income. Vermont is the largest producer of slate in the country. The towns of Rutland and Barre are the traditional centers of marble and granite quarrying and carving in the U.S. Vermont’s largest for-profit employer, IBM, in Essex Junction, provides 25 percent of all manufacturing jobs in Vermont. It is responsible for $1 billion of the state’s annual economy.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Vermont, click here.