Minnesota Medical Board

With the Minnesota Medical Board, MedLicense.com is averaging 60 to 120 days for the issuance of a Minnesota Medical License from the submission of the application to the Medical Board to the issuance of the Physician Minnesota Medical License for Domestic Graduates. International Graduates might take longer due to the direct certification of the International Medical School.

The Minnesota Medical Board has a very high certification load which the physician is required to fulfill. Most Medical Boards only verify Education, Examine Scores, Training, and Licensure History. In addition to this, the Minnesota Medical Board verifies Board Certification, 2 Physician References, the AMA Profile, NPDB-HIPDB, and 5 years of Hospital Privilege History. Because of this, the process can run a little longer.There is an interview requirement which is mandatory for the physician to complete before the license will be issued.

Mail loss is a significant issue when applying to the Minnesota Medical Board. Due to the large number of Applications, a portion of the direct source Applications might be lost in transit or at the Medical Board. This will then require that the lost certification be re-requested.

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Licensure Requirements (Endorsement or Examination - not Reciprocity) for the Minnesota Medical Board:
- Medical School Transcripts
- Medical School Form
- All State Medical Licenses
- All Internships/Residency/Fellowships
- ECFMG CVS Report
- Fifth Pathway and ECFMG Exam Chart (if 5th Pathway)
- All State and National Exams (USMLE/FLEX/NBOME/NBME)
- 2 Physician References
- Board Certification Verified
- AMA / AOA Profile
- 5 Years Hospital Privileges

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Minnesota Medical Board  Training & Exam Requirements

  • Examinations  75% +
  • 3 attempt limit for the USMLE (if not licensed)
  • 4 attempt limit for the USMLE (if licensed and certified)
  • Step 3 must be passed within 5 years of step 2 - USMLE
  • 1 year PGY for USA Grads
  • 2 year PGY for International Grads
  • Yes 10 year rule - SPEX or ABMS in last 10 years required
  • SPEX does not apply to Telemedicine License
  • State Exam Accepted if Pre-1975

Minnesota Medical Board Information

Contact Information

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

University Park Plaza
2829 University Ave. SE
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone (612) 617-2130
Fax (612) 617-2166

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Additional Minnesota Medical Board Licensing Information:

Beyond the extensive verification load, the Minnesota Medical Board is one of a few States that has mandated the SPEX Examination if a physician has not passed a written licensure examination or taken a Board Certification (Re-certification) Exam within the past 10 years of the application. If a physician applies for a Minnesota Telemedicine License then the SPEX examination is waived if the Physician is Board Certified.

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