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FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES (FMGs/IMGs) - US STATE BY STATE PHYSICIAN LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Most US visas for foreign-trained physicians (IMGs/FMGs) require a medical licence or other authorization to practice in the state of intended employment. Physicians seeking J-1 visa or national interest waiver jobs may contact each state to determine the physician licensing requirements. Review the state by state physician licensing requirements.

ALABAMA
Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 946
Montgomery, AL 36101-0946
848 Washington Avenue, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 242-4116
Fax: (334) 242-4155
Larry D. Dixon, Executive Administrator
www.albme.org

 ALASKA
Alaska State Medical Board
550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8163
Fax: (907) 269-8196
Leslie A. Gallant, Executive Administrator
www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pmed.htm

 ARIZONA
Arizona Board of Medical Examiners
9545 East Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ .85258
Phone: (480) 551-2700
Fax: (480) 551-2701
Barry A. Cassidy, Executive Director 
www.azmd.gov/

ARKANSAS
Arkansas State Medical Board
2100 Riverfront Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (50 I) 296-1802
Fax: (501) 603-3555
Peggy Pryor Cryer, Executive Secretary
office@armedicalboardorg
www.armedicalboard.org

CALIFORNIA
Medical Board of California
1426 Howe Ave., Suite 54
Sacramento, CA 95825-3236
Phone: (916) 263-2389
Fax: (916) 263-2387
(800) 633-2322
Ronald Joseph, Executive Director
www.medbd.ca.gov

COLORADO
Colorado Board of Medical Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1300
Denver, CO 80202-5140
Phone: (303) 894-7690
Fax: (303) 894-7692
Susan Miller, Program Director
www.dora.state.co.us/medical

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Medical Examining Board
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
410 Capitol Ave. MS13PHO)
Phone: (860) 509-7648
Fax: (860) 509-7553
Licensing Information, (860) 509-7603
www.dph.state.ct.us

DELAWARE
Delaware Board of Medical Practice
P.O. Box 1401
Dover, DE 19903
861 Silver Lake Blvd., Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover, DE 19904)
Phone: (302) 739-4522
Fax: (302) 739-2711
http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice/index.shtml

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
District of Columbia Board of Medicine
825 North Capital Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 442-9200
Fax: (202) 442-9431
James R. Granger, Jr., Executive Director
http://dchealth.dc.gov

FLORIDA
Florida Board of Medicine
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C03
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1753
Phone: (850) 245-4131
Fax: (850) 488-9325
Larry G. McPherson, Jr., J.D., Executive Director
www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa

GEORGIA
Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners
2 Peachtree Street, NW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3465
Phone: (404) 656-3913
Fax: (404) 656-9723
LaSham Hughes, Executive Director 
http://medicalboard.georgia.gov/portal/site/GCMB/ 

HAWAII
Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners
Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
1010 Richards St. Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-2874
Constance Cabral-Makanani, Executive Officer
http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/medical/

IDAHO
Idaho State Board of Medicine
Statehouse mail
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0058
1755 Westgate Dr., Ste. 140, Boise, ID 83704
Phone: (208) 327-7000
Fax: (208) 327-7005
Nancy Kerr, Executive Director
www.bom.state.id.us

ILLINOIS
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: (217) 785-0800
Fax: (312) 814-1837
Fernando E. Grillo, Director
http://www.idfpr.com/

INDIANA
Indiana Health Professions Bureau
402 W. Washington St., Room 041
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-2960
Fax: (317) 233-4236
Lisa R. Hayes, Executive Director
www.ai.org/hpb

IOWA
Iowa Board of Medical Examiners
400 Southwest Eighth Street, Suite C .
Des Moines, IA 50309-4686
Phone: (515) 281-5171
Fax: (515) 242-5908
Ann Mowery, Ph.D., Executive Director
http://medicalboard.iowa.gov/

KANSAS
Kansas Board of Healing Arts
235 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66603-3068
Phone: (785) 296-7413
Fax: (785) 296-0852
Lawrence Buening, Jr., ID., Executive Director
http://www.ksbha.org/

KENTUCKY
Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
Hurstboume Office Park
310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B
Louisville, KY 40222-4916
Phone: (502) 429-8046
Fax: (502) 429-9923
C. William Schmidt, Executive Director
www.kbml.ky.gov

LOUISIANA
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 30250
New Orleans, LA 70190-0250
630 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 568-6820
Fax: (504) 568-8893
John Bobear, Executive Director
www.lsbme.org

MAINE
Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
137 State House Station (U.S. mail)
2 Bangor Street, 2nd Floor (delivery service)
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-3601
Fax: (207) 287-6590
Randal C. Manning, executive director
www.docboard.org/me/me_home.htm

MARYLAND
Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 2571
Baltimore, MD 21215-0095
4201 Patterson Ave., 3d Floor, Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 764-4777
Fax: (410) 358-2252
(800) 492-6836
C. Irving Pinder, Executive Director
www.mbp.state.md.us

MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
560 Harrison Avenue, Suite G-4,
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 654-9800
Fax: (617) 426-9358
(800) 377-0550
Nancy Achin Audesse, Executive Director
www.massmedboard.org

MICHIGAN
Michigan Board of Medicine
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-7518
611 W. Ottawa St, 1st floor, Lansing MI, 48933
Phone: (517) 373-6873
Fax: (517) 373-2179
Melanie Brim, Licensing Director
http://www.michigan.gov/cis

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
University Park Plaza
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
Phone: (612) 617-2130
Fax: (612) 617-2166
Hearing impaired 1-800-627-3529
Robert A. Leach, J.D., Executive Director
www.bmp.state.mn.us

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure
1867 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite 200B
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: (601) 987-3079
Fax: (601) 987-4159
W. Joseph Burnett, M.D., Director
www.msbml.state.ms.us

MISSOURI
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102
3605 Missouri Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 751-0098
Fax: (573) 751-3166
Tina M. Steinman, Executive Director
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

MONTANA
Montana Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
301 S. Park Ave., 4th floor, Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2360
Fax: (406) 841-2363
Jeannie Worsech, Executive Director
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/med_board/board_page.asp

NEBRASKA
Nebraska Health and Human Services,
Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68508)
Phone: (402) 471-2118
Fax: (402) 471-3577
Dick Nelson, Director
www.hhs.state.ne.us/

NEVADA
Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 7238
Reno, NY 89510
1105 Terminal Way, Suite 301, Reno, NY 89502
Phone: (775) 688-2559
Fax: (775) 688-2321
Larry D. Lessly, J.D., Executive Director
http://medboard.nv.gov/

NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Hampshire Board of Medicine
2 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 8
Concord, NH 03301-8520
Phone: (603) 271-1203
Fax: (603) 271-6702
complaints (800) 780-4757
Penny Taylor, Administrator
www.state.nh.us/medicine

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 183
Trenton, NJ 08625
140 E. Front Street, 2nd Floor, Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 826-7100
Fax: (609) 826-7117
www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/bme.htm

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico State Board of Medical Examiners
Lamy Building, 2nd Floor
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 827-5022
Fax: (505) 827-7377
 http://www.nmmb.state.nm.us/

NEW YORK 

New York State Board for Medicine (Licensure)
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Wing
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 560
Fax: (518) 486-4846
Thomas J. Monahan, Executive Secretary
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/med/

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina Medical Board
P.O. Box 20007
Raleigh, NC 27619-0007
1201 Front Street, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919)326-1100
Fax: (919) 326-1130
Andrew W. Watry, M.P.A., Executive Director
www.ncmedboard.org

NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners
City Center Plaza
418 E. Broadway, Suite 12
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 328-6500
Fax: (701) 328-6505
Rolf P. Sletten, JD, Executive Secretary/Treasurer
www.ndbomex.com

OHIO
State Medical Board of Ohio
77 S. High St., 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0315
Phone: (614) 466-3934
Fax: (614) 728-5946
(800) 554-7717
Tomas A. Dilling, Executive Director
www.state.oh.us/med/

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
P.O. Box 18256
Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0256
5104 N. Francis, Suite C, Oklahoma City, OK 73118,
Phone: (405) 848-6841
Fax: (405) 848-8240
(800) 381-4519
Lyle Kelsey, C.A.E., Executive Director
http://www.okmedicalboard.org/

OREGON
Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
Kathleen Haley, lD., Executive Director
620 Crown Plaza
1500 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-5826
Phone: (503) 229-5770
Fax: (503) 229-6543
Kathleen Haley, J.D., Executive Director
  http://licenseinfo.oregon.gov/

PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
124 Pine Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 787-2381
Fax: (717) 787-7769
Joanne Troutman, Administrator
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_medicine/12512

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
3 Capitol Hill Room 205
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-3855
Fax: (401) 222-2158
Robert Crausman, M.D., Chief Administrative Officer
http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/bmld/

SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 11289
Columbia, SC 29211-1289
110 Centerview Dr., Ste. 202, Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4500
Fax: (803) 896-4515
John Volmer, interim Board Administrator
www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/medical

SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
1323 S. Minnesota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: (605) 334-8343
Fax: (605) 336-0270
L. Paul Jensen, Executive Secretary
www.state.sd.us/dcr/medical

TENNESSEE
Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners
1st Floor, Cordell Hull Building
425 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37247-1010
Phone: (615) 532-3202
Fax: (615) 253-4484
Rosemarie Otto, Executive Director
http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/ME/

TEXAS
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 2018
Austin, TX 78768-2018
333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Ste. 630, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7010
Fax: (512) 305-7008
Disciplinary Hotline (800) 248-4062
Consumer Complaint Hotline (800) 201-9353
Jerry T. Walker, Interim Executive Director
http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/

UTAH
Utah Department of Commerce Div. of Occupational & Professional Licensure
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Heber M. Wells Building, 4th Floor,
160 E 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102)
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
Craig Jackson, Division Director
www.dopl.utah.gov

VERMONT
Vermont Board of Medical Practice
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 657-4220
Fax: (802) 657-4227
Paula DiStabile, Executive Director
http://healthvermont.gov/

 VIRGINIA
Virginia Board of Medicine
6606 W. Broad St., 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1717
Phone: (804) 662-9908
Fax: (804) 662-9517
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
  http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/medicine/

WASHINGTON
Washington Medical Quality Assurance
Commission
P.O. Box 47866
Olympia, WA 98504-7866
310 Israel Road SE, Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 236- 4700
Fax: (360) 236-4768
Doron Maniece, Executive Director
www.doh.wa.gov

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Board of Medicine
10I Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-2921
Fax:(304) 558-2084
Ronald D. Walton, Executive Director
www.wvdhhr.org/wvbom/

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Medical Examining Board
Dept. of Regulation & Licensing
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
1400 E. Washington Ave., 53703
Phone: (608) 266-2112
Fax:(608) 267-0644
Tom Ryan, Director
 http://dsps.wi.gov/Home

WYOMING
Wyoming Board of Medicine
21 I W. 19th St., Colony Bldg., 2nd floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 778-7053
Fax: (307) 778-2069
Carole Shotwell, J.D., Executive Secretary
http://wyomedboard.state.wy.us/