(a)  In order to obtain a Resident's Training License, an applicant shall:

(1)           submit a completed application, attesting under oath or affirmation that the information on the application is true and complete, and authorizing the release to the Board of all information pertaining to the application;

(2)           submit documentation of a legal name change, if applicable;

(3)           submit a photograph that shows a front view of the applicant's face;

(4)           submit proof on the Board's Medical Education Certification form that the applicant has completed at least 130 weeks of medical education;

(5)           furnish an original ECFMG certification status report of a currently valid ECFMG certification if the applicant is a graduate of a medical school other than those approved by LCME, AOA, COCA, or CACMS. The ECFMG certification status report requirement shall be waived if the applicant has passed the ECFMG examination and successfully completed an approved Fifth Pathway program (the applicant shall provide an ECFMG score transcript from the ECFMG);

(6)           submit an appointment letter from the program director of the GME program or his or her appointed agent verifying the applicant's appointment and commencement date;

(7)           submit two completed fingerprint record cards;

(8)           submit a signed consent form allowing a search of local, state, and national files for any criminal record;

(9)           pay a non-refundable fee pursuant to G.S. 90-13.1(b), plus the cost of a criminal background check;

(10)         provide proof that the applicant has taken and passed within three attempts:

(A)          COMLEX Level 1, COMLEX Level 2 (cognitive evaluation) and, if taken, COMLEX Level 3; or

(B)          USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge) and, if taken USMLE Step 3; or

(C)          MCCQE Part 1 and, if taken, MCCQE Pat 2;

(11)         In the event any of the above required information should indicate a concern about the applicant's qualifications, upon request, the applicant shall supply any additional information the Board deems necessary to evaluate the applicant's competence and character.

(b)  In the event any of the above required information should indicate a concern about the applicant's qualifications, an applicant shall be required to appear in person for an interview with the Board or its agent to evaluate the applicant's competence and character, if the Board needs more information to complete the application.

(c)  If the applicant previously held a North Carolina residency training license, the licensure requirements established by rule at the time the applicant first received his or her North Carolina residency training license shall apply. Information about these Rules is available from the Board.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-8.1; 90-12.01; 90-13.1; 90-14(a);

Eff. August 1, 2010;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2016; September 1, 2014; November 1, 2013; August 1, 2012; November 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2022.