Ohio Medical License

Ohio State Medical Board


Contact information

Address: State Medical Board of Ohio
30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-3934
Fax: 614-728-5946

Things you need to know

  • Ohio medical license fee is $335.00 where transaction fee is $3.50.
  • Medical Board of Ohio processes applications within 10-12 weeks.
  • USMLE/COMLEX-USA is required.

License requirements

  • A diploma from a medical or osteopathic medical school that, at the time the diploma was issued, was a medical school accredited by the LCME or an osteopathic medical school accredited by the AOA constitutes prima facie evidence that the individual has completed the requisite preliminary education.
  • An ECFMG certificate cinfirms that the individual has finished the requisite preliminary education.
  • Completion of sixty semester hours or its equivalent shall be considered two years of under-graduate work.

Medical Education and Training Requirements
US/Canadian Medical Graduates: Graduates of medical schools located in the U.S. or Canada and accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) must successfully complete one year of graduate medical education (GME) or its equivalent as determined by the Board.

Foreign Medical Graduates

  • Graduates of foreign medical schools must successfully complete not less than two years of GME through the second-year level of training or have completed a Fifth Pathway program plus 1 year of GME or its equivalent as determined by the Board and hold a valid ECFMG certificate unless they have completed a Fifth Pathway program.
  • In addition, graduates of all other medical schools must demonstrate proficiency in Spoken English.
  • The TOEFL, TWE and ECFMG’s English language proficiency test (taken prior to 7/1/98) are tests of English comprehension, not proficiency in spoken English, and thus do not fulfill the TOEFL iBT requirement.


  • ​An applicant shall have passed the USMLE or COMLEX-USA within a ten-year period and achieved a recognized passing performance on each step or level. No applicant shall have failed any step or level more than five times.
  • The board may grant a good cause waiver to any applicant that does not meet the qualifications of the paragraph above, if the applicant meets the following: obtains current specialty board certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association; or ensures good cause, as board determined, for not having passed all 3 steps or levels within the ten year period, and otherwise meets the requirements set forth in paragraph (a) above. USMLE steps and COMLEX-USA levels cannot be combined to fulfill an acceptable testing sequence.

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State description

Ohio has an officially adopted nickname “The Buckeye State”. In this part of the United States, these beautiful trees really grow. But not only they are famous for the state, which became part of the state seventeenth in a row. Ohio, formed in 1803, has several other nicknames: “The Mother of Presidents” and “The Birthplace of Aviation.”

The cleanest lakes, pastoral landscapes, natural reserves attract of ecotourism appraisers. Those who dream of visiting bustling industrial cities will also be able to draw up an extensive route. Ohio residents greet their guests with the words: “Run away from the whole world and find yourself with us.”

The state capital is Columbus. The largest cities are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Landen, Toledo.