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Applying for a Full Medical License in the State of
Consistent with the medical staff bylaws of UW School of Medicine’s participating institutions, all residents and fellows must hold an active medical license while training in a UW graduate medical education program. The following are instructions and forms for applying for an upgrade from limited to full medical license. If you are applying for a limited medical license, osteopathic license or are renewing a license, please return to the licensing page and select the appropriate option.
The Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission takes up to 60 days to process medical license applications and renewals. In order to minimize potential problems in the processing of your application you must ensure that you precisely follow the instructions provided by the Commission. As the instructions provided by the Commission can often be confusing, the following summary has been provided to assist you in your application for licensure.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please consult the Medical Quality Assurance Commission web page. The fees are listed online. If you would like to check the status of your application, please use one of the following phone numbers or email addresses:
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