Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing Medical Examining Board

Wisconson-Medical-License1400 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI  53703
P.O. Box 8935 (Mailing Address)
Madison, WI  53708-8935
Phone: (608) 266-2811
Fax: (608) 261-7083
Web: http://www.drl.wi.gov/
Director: Thomas Ryan


  • Application Fee: $150 ($165 if applicant took State Exam/$125 if applicant needs to take USMLE III)
  • Background Check Fee : N/A
  • License Renewal: $106


  • Application process: 12-16 weeks minimum
  • Board Meetings: The Board meets on a monthly basis. Some applicants may be required to take the Oral Exam at this time for approval of licensure.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Varies. Please contact PLS for more information.
  • Oral Exam: Some applicants may be required to take the Oral Exam, which is administered monthly. The applicant will be required to paythe $266 Oral Exam fee prior to scheduling the exam.
  • Interview: Not required for all applicants. May be required for applicants needed to take the Oral Exam.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: 3 attempts per step.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 10 years of passing the first step.
  • PGY (AMG): 1 Year
  • PGY (IMG): 2 Years
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

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About Wisconsin:

Wisconsin is located in the north-central United States and is considered part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin’s capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee. As of 2010 the state has 5,686,986 residents. The state contains 72counties.

With its location between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, Wisconsin is home to a wide variety of geographical features. The state is divided into five distinct regions. In the north, the Lake Superior Lowland occupies a belt of land along Lake Superior. Just to the south, the Northern Highland has massive mixed hardwood and coniferous forests including theChequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, as well as thousands of glacial lakes, and the state’s highest point, Timms Hill. In the middle of the state, the Central Plain has some unique sandstone formations like the Dells of the Wisconsin River in addition to rich farmland. The Eastern Ridges and Lowlands region in the southeast is home to many of Wisconsin’s largest cities. The ridges include the Niagara Escarpment, that stretches from New York State, the Black River Escarpment and the Magnesian Escarpment. The bedrock of the Niagara Escarpment is dolomite, while the two shorter ridges have limestone bedrock. In the southwest, the Western Upland is a rugged landscape with a mix of forest and farmland, including many bluffs on the Mississippi River. This region is part of the Driftless Area, which also includes portions of Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. This area was not covered by glaciers during the most recent ice age, the Wisconsin Glaciation.
The economy of Wisconsin is driven by manufacturing, agriculture, and health care. Although manufacturing accounts for a far greater part of the state’s income than farming, Wisconsin is often perceived as a farming state. Wisconsin produces about a quarter of America’s cheese, leading the nation in cheese production. It is second in milk production, after California, and second in per-capita milk production, behind Vermont. The state ranks first nationally in the production of corn for silage, cranberries, ginseng, and snap beans for processing. Wisconsin is also a leading producer of oats, potatoes, carrots, tart cherries, maple syrup, and sweet corn for processing. A large part of the state’s manufacturing sector includes commercial food processing, including well-known brands such as Oscar Mayer, Tombstone frozen pizza, Johnsonville brats, and Usinger’s sausage. Kraft Foods alone employs over 5,000 people in the state. Milwaukee is a major producer of beer and was formerly headquarters for Miller Brewing Company. Wisconsin is home to a very large and diversified manufacturing economy, with special focus on transportation and capital equipment & is a major producer of paper, packaging, and other consumer goods.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Wisconsin, click here.


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