Illinois Medical Board

The Illinois Medical Board recently resolved its' budget crisis. They are back in business. However, because of the budget issue, the mail is approximately 4-6 weeks in arrears. This will translate into delays in processing the application and the verifications which will arrive after the application. Licensure time frames can be expected to take 90 to 120 days for most Illinois Medical License applications.

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Licensure Requirements for the Illinois Medical Board:
- Medical School Transcripts (All Applicants)
- Medical School Forms (EdNon/AfMed - International Graduates)
- Internship/Residency/Fellowship Verifications
- All State Medical Licenses
- All National Examination Scores (USMLE/FLEX/NBME)
- ECFMG Certification
- Foreign Medical Licenses (International Graduates)

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Illinois Medical Board  Training & Exam Requirements

  • Examinations  75% +
  • 5 attempts limit on all USMLE Steps Combined
  • 7 year limit- USMLE, 10 if Md/PhD
  • 1 year PGY for USA Grads if completed before 1988
    2 Years after 1987.
  • 1 year PGY for International Grads if completed before 1988
    2 years after 1987
  • State Exam Accepted if Pre-1975
  • No SPEX Exam Requirement

Illinois Medical Board Information

Contact Information

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation

Medical Licensing Unit
320 W. Washington St.
3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone (217) 524-7534
Fax(217) 524-2169

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Additional Illinois Medical Board Licensing Information:

The biggest issue with the Illinois Medical Board is its' Mail System. Once a mail is received by the Board, it takes the Illinois Medical Board 2 to 8 weeks to log it into a physician's file. This creates large delays in the receipt of verifications and the Boards acknowledgement of their receipt. Hurry up and wait. Therefore we recommend the use of Fedex for all Applications to insure accountability by the Illinois Medical Board. Any mail loss by the Board will cause significant delays.

The CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) Application can be submitted at the same time as the Full Medical License Application. This is highly recommended to insure there is no delay in your ability to practice and prescribe once the Medical License is issued.

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