To become licensed as a doctor of medicine in Virginia, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
To enter medical school, students must have a Bachelor’s degree with a high grade point average in a premedical program or other related major
They must pass a national examination (MCAT) and undergo extensive interviews.
Once accepted to a medical school they must be a graduate of an approved or accredited medical school or school of Osteopathy
Upon completion of medical school, they must enter several years of postgraduate training including internship and residency during which they receive training specific to internal medicine.
Must have one year of postgraduate training as an intern or resident in a hospital or approved health care facility
Graduates of non-approved institutions must complete 3 years of internship or residency in psychiatry
Additional training is required for specializing in a subspecialty field such as dermatology.
Must pass Components I and II of the Federation Licensing Exam (FLEX)
Must pass Steps 1,2, and 3 of the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) for licensure in Virginia.
To take exam, applicant must submit documentary evidence of degree and a complete chronological record of all professional activities since graduation, giving locations, dates, and type of service provided.
License must be renewed every two years
Must be at least eighteen years of age
Must be of good moral character
For More Information, Contact:
Virginia Department Of Health Professions
Board Of Medicine
6603 West Broad St., 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
The data sources for the information displayed here include: Virginia Career VIEW Research.