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Applying for a Full Medical License in the State of Washington
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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.

Step 1: Please complete the full license application. Fill out each section completely and accurately. Attach a current photograph according to the instructions to the application. Send the application, attached photograph and licensing upgrade fee of $166 directly to the Medical Quality Assurance Commission at the following address:

Department of Health
Medical Quality Assurance Commission
PO Box 1099
Olympia, WA 98507-1099

Step 2: Fill in the appropriate sections of the Post Graduate Training Verification form and send directly to your Post-Graduate Training Program Director.

Step 3: Complete the Medical School Transcripts Request form and send directly to your medical school registrar. Medical school transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. It is your responsibility to ensure that any information required by your medical school registrar is included, as well as any fees for printing official transcripts.

Step 4: The Commission must have verification of your licensing examination scores. Where you request this verification depends on the type of examination you took. After selecting the appropriate licensing verification category, download and print the form, fill the form out completely and send the form and a check for any fees directly to the address listed on the form.

FLEX (Federation Licensing Examination) Scores: You may request Examination and Board Action History Report (EBAHR) online. Please follow directions and submit the appropriate fee.

NBME Scores: Submit your request for score documents online if you are a graduate of a LCME-accredited medical school in the US or Canada and passed parts I, II, and III of the NBME, or a combination of parts of the NBME and the USMLE.

USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Scores: You may request Examination and Board Action History Report (EBAHR) online. Please follow directions and submit the appropriate fee.

Step 5: The State Licensure Verification form is only required if you have ever had a medical license in another state. If this is the case, download and print copies of this form for each state where you have held a medical license. Fill out the appropriate sections of each form and send directly to the state licensing board of each state where you held a license.

Step 6: Graduates of Medical Schools outside of the United States or Canada must also verify the status of their ECFMG certification. If appropriate, either download and print the ECFMG Request for Status Report and Payment form or submit request online.

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:

(360) 236-2765

(360) 236-2767



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