HOW DO I COMPLETE USMLE STEP 3 AND APPLY FOR A NYS LICENSE?
You must apply to take your USMLE step 3 examination at the same time you apply for
your New York State license.
Follow these steps to apply to take your USMLE step 3:
? Go to http://www.fsmb.org
? Click on examination services on the left side of your screen
? Click on step 3 homepage (assuming you’ve taken steps 1 and 2 (both CK & CS)
? Print Bulletin of Information; this also includes the paper application
? Review Frequently Asked Questions (left side of screen)
? Fee for step 3 = $655
? Complete either the paper application or register online
o Registering online? Then pay by credit or debit card
? If using the paper application, mail to Federation of State Medical Boards,
Attention: Examination Services, 400 Fuller Wiser Road, Suite 300, Euless, TX
o Mail either by certified mail receipt or use an overnight carrier
o Include your check addressed to FSMB, sign, and include your USMLE # and
social security number on your check
o Include certification of identify
? Once your application is registered and eligibility status approved, a Scheduling
Permit notification email will be sent to you at the email address you provided on
o Your Scheduling Permit will outline your assigned eligibility period and will
include specific information for contacting Prometric to schedule your test
date(s) at the test center of your choice.
o Note when contacting Prometric you will need your Scheduling Number.
o For information on locations and to schedule, go to http://www.prometric.com.
Follow these steps to apply for your New York State License:
To be licensed as a physician in NYS, you must be a United States citizen or an alien
lawfully admitted for permanent resident in the United States (Permanent Resident
Card/INS I-551 Status/”Green Card”)
Go to http://www.op.nysed.gov/medlic.htm to find further information on general requirements and also on obtaining limited permits. The instructions provided here are for those who are citizens/permanent residents and graduated from a LCME or
If you graduated from a NYS- registered or LCME- or AOA-accredited medical program,
you must complete at least one year of postgraduate hospital training in an accredited
residency program approved by the ACGME, the AOA, or the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
? Go to http://www.op.nysed.gov/pdffiles.htm
? Click on M (profession name begins with)
o Scroll to see Medicine – Physician
o Open Medicine forms 1, 2, 2PGT and print all and complete following the
? If you did not graduate from a NYS medical school, then you will have to enclose
proof that you completed child abuse coursework
o Need to register for a child abuse course? Call 242.0900 or 877.446.6232
X3371, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
? Mail form 1 to New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions,
Fee Section, Division of Professional Licensing Services, 89 Washington Avenue,
Albany, NY 12234-1000
o Send with check payable to New York State Education Department for $735.
? Mail form 2 to your medical school registrar’s office for completion of page 2.
o Your medical school registrar will send to the New York State Education
? Complete form 2PGT and give to your program director for completion of page 2.
The GME Office will provide the University of Rochester seal, keep a copy in
your GME file, and mail directly to the New York State Education Department.