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BOARD OF MEDICINE 

Application for Physician Licensure

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Full License Application   Information regarding licensure NOT by endorsement.

License by Endorsement (Expedited)  Information regarding licensure by endorsement.

Interview   Information regarding the interview process.

Fees: Application Fee - $500 (must be paid to process application). Prorated fee due after application is approved.

Per the requirements of the FBI, fingerprint cards can only be mailed to and returned from the applicant's personal address.

**Processing time for an application is dependent on the Applicant and proper submission of the on-line application with the required documents/documentation.

On Line Uniform Application for Physicians   Please note that FCVS is not required for Idaho. This link will take you to the website of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). If you are having problems with the FSMB site, please contact them at (817) 868-4000.

Physician Re-Entry After Absence From Practice  Information on return to practice following clinical inactivity for a “period exceeding one (1) year, or when practice has been significantly interrupted.

RPIP-In 2003, the Idaho Legislature created the Idaho Rural Physician Incentive Program (RPIP) to encourage primary care physicians to practice in medically under-served areas of the state. The law established the Rural Physician Incentive Fund, which is funded by fees assessed to all Idaho students participating in the WWAMI and University of Utah state supported medical education programs. Eligible physicians can apply to receive a RPIP award for qualified medical education debt repayment. For more information click here: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/RuralHealthandPrimaryCare/HealthCareAccessPhysicianIncentiveProgram/tabid/409/Default.aspx

Physician Licensing (MD/DO):   Elisha Fawkes  


The Board may refuse licensure if it finds that the applicant has engaged in conduct prohibited by Section 54-1814, Idaho Code. The Board will take into consideration the rehabilitation of the applicant and other mitigating circumstances.

Each applicant shall speak, write, read, understand and be understood in the English language. Evidence of proficiency in the English language must be provided upon request.

Each applicant must have graduated from an acceptable school of medicine, and passed an examination acceptable to the Board that demonstrates qualification for licensure, or have successfully completed the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and completed one (1) year of postgraduate training approved by the ACGME, AOA or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Every applicant shall submit a completed written application to the Board with the nonrefundable application fee.  Any certificate or document required to be submitted to the Board which is not in the English language must be accompanied by a certified translation into English. 

The application form requires the following:

         The disclosure of any criminal charges, convictions or guilty pleas against the applicant other than minor traffic offenses;

         The current mental and physical condition of the applicant, together with disclosure of any previous physical or mental illness which impacts the applicant’s ability to practice medicine;

         The disclosure of any past or pending medical malpractice actions against the applicant, and the judgments or settlements, if any, of such claims exceeding $50,000;

         The disclosure of any disciplinary action by any board of medicine, licensing authority, medical society, professional society, hospital, medical school, or institution staff in any state or country;

         The disclosure of the refusal to issue or renew a license to practice medicine by any state, Canadian or international licensing authority;

         Two (2) letters of recommendation signed by licensed physicians who have known the applicant professionally for at least 1 year;

         A certified copy of a full set of the applicant’s fingerprints on forms supplied by the Board which shall be forwarded to the Idaho State Police and to the FBI Identification Division for the purpose of a fingerprint-based criminal history check of the Idaho central criminal database and the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history database;

         Each state, country and jurisdiction in which the applicant has applied for a license to practice medicine;

         Each state, country and jurisdiction wherein the applicant is licensed to practice medicine; and

         Such other information or examinations as the Board deems necessary to identify and evaluate the applicant’s credentials and competency.

Residence in Idaho is not required of any applicant, however, each applicant must be legally able to work and live in the United States. Original documentation of lawful presence in the United States must be provided upon request. The Board will refuse licensure or the renewal of a license if the applicant is not lawfully present in the United States.