Clinical fellows must have a valid Ohio license or training certificate by their start date.
This process takes considerable time; the application should be completed at least two months before the start date. Fellows starting on July 1 should apply any time after Jan. 1 of their start year if they are applying for a training certificate. Fellows applying for full licensure should apply as early as possible.
In general, Residents and Clinical Fellows only need a training certificate which is much less expensive and has a quicker processing time than applying for a full Ohio license.
Residents and Clinical Fellows only need a full/permanent license if the following circumstances apply:
- If they plan to take their Pediatrics or other boards in the upcoming year, they will need a full license.
- If they plan to moonlight, they will need a full license.
Residents/Fellows who will need a full license should initiate the application process as early as possible.
Ohio training certificates are valid for 3 years with one renewal after 3 years. New Residents and Clinical Fellows must complete an application online for a training certificate or full license at firstname.lastname@example.org. The initial application fee for a training certificate is $130.00; for full licensure, the fee is $305.00 (plus a fee to FCVS). Fees are payable online by credit card.
Foreign Medical Graduates
Graduates of foreign medical schools who are applying to the State Medical Board of Ohio for a training certificate need not complete the ECFMG status report form. The state gives you the option of completing the ECFMG status report form and paying a $25 fee, or Form 3, “if the hospital at which they are pursuing training obtains verification directly from the ECFMG.”
We will obtain verification from the ECFMG on all our foreign medical graduates. Therefore, fellows simply need to fill in the top of Form 3 of the Ohio training certificate application, and send it to the GME office. We will complete the remainder of the form, attach the ECFMG verification of status and send it to the Ohio Medical Board.