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Physician

Description:

A physician is a licensed health care professional who diagnoses, treats, operates, or prescribes for any human disease, pain, injury, deformity, or physical condition.

Licensing Requirements:

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a physician in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/med/.

Applicant must be of good moral character.

Age Requirements:

Applicant must be 21 years of age.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Applicants must meet education requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.

Examination Requirements:

Applicants must meet examination requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.

Experience Requirements:

Applicants must meet experience requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.
An applicant must be a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States (Permanent Resident Card/INS I-551 Status/"Green Card").

Fees: (as of August 27, 2012)

The fee for licensure is $735.
The fee for a limited permit is $105.

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2010, there were 4,038 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 3,994 currently registered licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Medicine Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 260 (voice)
518-402-2323 (fax)
opunit3@mail.nysed.gov

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-1061 to 29-1069 - Various Physicians to All Other Physicians
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

American Medical Association
515 N. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Phone: (800) 621-8335

Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 10/15/12.

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