Florida Medical License

Florida Board of Medicine


Contact information

4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3251
Phone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850-487-9626
Email: MedicalQualityAssurance@doh.state.fl.us

Things you need to know

  • Application process: 3 to 6 months
  • Board Meetings: The Florida State Medical Board meets each month (no meeting scheduled for May, July, or November).
  • Application Fee: $1227; $752 for Residents (plus $100 for dispensing practitioners)
  • Background Check Fee: N/A – Fingerprint cards required.
  • Florida Medical License Renewal: $355
  • Expiration: Applications will expire if no activity for 21 days after a deficiency letter is sent to the applicant.
  • Interview: Not required.

Florida medical license requirements

  • SPEX/COMVEX Requirement: May be ordered by the board to assess current competence
  • USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit for Steps I – III
  • USMLE Time Limit: No time limit
  • PGT (US/Canada Medical Graduate): For MDs: 1 year; For DOs: 1 year AOA approved rotating internship
  • PGT (International Medical Graduate): 2 years

Help applying to Florida medical licensure

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South Florida Office: 630 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 200-b, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Tampa Office:1402 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, Fl 33606

Tallahassee Phone: 850.877.7776

Orlando Phone: 407.717.1773

Sarasota Phone: 941.779.4348

Tampa Phone: 813.833.6726


State description

The “sunny state” of Florida (an area of 170.3 thousand square kilometers) is located on the peninsula of the same name between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. This is the warmest area of the country – in most of its territory, the climate is humid subtropical, and in the south – tropical.

Accordingly, this is the most popular resort area in the United States. The entire coast of the state is occupied by a long strip of beaches, hotels, parks and recreation areas. At the same time, the central and part of the western regions of the state are heavily swampy, and its territory is lower than in any other state in the country (the maximum height is 105 meters above sea level).

All beaches in the state of Florida are municipal, but some sections of the beach located near resort hotels and owned by them are conditionally closed zones.

Grand Miami is the ever-bustling center of a large resort area located on the Atlantic coast of the Florida peninsula.

The southernmost point of the United States – Key West – is a chain of small islands with a total area of about 26 square kilometers, stretching far into the ocean from the coast of Florida.

The largest city in central Florida – Orlando – lies on the shore of Lake Eola. In addition to the many amusement parks near Orlando, it is worth visiting the famous Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island and Cape Canaveral (the main launch site of NASA), the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (NASA uses only 5% of the island, everything else is given to wildlife, primarily migratory birds, manatees, alligators and turtles), Blue Spring Manatee Park, the oldest park on the peninsula – Ocala National Forest Reserve (about 96 km northwest of Orlando), as well as New Smerna Beach, which bears the semi-official title of “the safest beach in the world”.

The thriving city of Tampa is located on the west coast of the peninsula and is famous for its museums and parks.

Population is 21,477,737: this is the 3rd most populous state in the United States (after California and Texas).

Modern Florida is characterized by a diverse racial and linguistic composition of the population. The original population until the 16th century was exclusively Native American tribes, who in the Spanish period mixed colonists from Spain and escaped black slaves. The US invasion ended with the mass deportation of the mixed Hispanic population and its replacement with the typical US bi-racial model (free white English-speaking colonists and black slaves). Before the mass migration of blacks to the north and whites to the south, the proportion of blacks in the state reached 50% (the beginning of the XX century). Then the proportion of whites gradually increased, reaching 80 % by the early 60s.

Since the late 60s of the XX century, there has been a tendency to reduce the share of the white English-speaking population and to increase the share of Latinos and blacks due to higher natural growth and intensive immigration.