OHSU

Licensure

All OHSU residents/fellows must have a medical license from the Oregon Medical Board. Please allow 4 weeks to obtain a limited license and 12 weeks to obtain an unlimited license.

Limited Licenses
The GME office provides limited license applications and has an agreement with the Oregon Medical Board to complete most of the first page of the application for OHSU residents/fellows. Residents/fellows must reapply for limited licensure every year.

OHSU’s policy is that individuals must obtain and pay for any licenses required to do their jobs. OHSU's Office of Graduate Medical Education pays for limited licenses for the PGY 1 year. Residents/fellows are responsible for licensure costs after the first year.

Unlimited Licenses
The application for an unlimited license is online through the Oregon Medical Board. 

  • Under the heading License Applications, click on Online License Applications
  • Choose Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (D), and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
  • Click the register link to begin the online application process.

Residents/fellows must have an unlimited license in order to moonlight. In order to qualify for an unlimited license in Oregon, one must have passed USMLE Step 3 within seven years of passing Step 1. It takes about 12 weeks from the time an unlimited license application is completed to the time the license is issued. Be sure residents/fellows allow ample time for this process if they are applying for for an unlimited license to be issued by July 1, when their limited licenses expire. There is no grace period and residents/fellows must be licensed from the PGY 2 year onward.

All unlimited licenses expire every two years. However, a resident/fellow has the option of purchasing a 1 year unlimited license which would expire at the end of 12 months. The only notification of expiration is provided to residents/fellows at their home addresses. The next expiration dates are 12/31/2013 and 12/31/2015

To find out the license number of a physician, visit the Licensee Search section of the OMB site.