Thank you for your interest in serving as a member on the Oregon Medical Board.
The Board's mission is to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of Oregon citizens by regulating the practice of medicine in a manner that promotes access to quality care. Through diligent service, Board and Committee members ensure that the medical profession is strong, and they preserve the profession's privilege of self-regulation.
Board members provide a critical public service for patients and their families by evaluating qualifications for the licensure of Medical Doctors (MD), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Physician Assistants (PA), and Acupuncturists (LAc). Board members are also charged with reviewing allegations that a licensee has engaged in unprofessional conduct or is impaired or incompetent.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate for a three-year term; members may be reappointed for a second term. Of the 14 Board members, there are seven MDs, two DOs, one DPM, one PA, and three members of the public who represent patients.
Individuals interested in becoming a member of the Oregon Medical Board should review the Board Member Candidate Outline. To request additional information, please contact Gretchen Kingham, OMB Executive Assistant, at Gretchen.Kingham@omb.oregon.gov.
For more detailed information about the appointment process, please visit the State's Boards & Commissions website.
Applications to serve on the Board must be submitted online, via Oregon Job Opportunities. In addition to completing the application, candidates must submit a CV and bio.
Two advisory committees assist the Board in supervising health programs under the purview of the Board. A Board member is assigned to each advisory committee.
Acupuncture Advisory Committee – This committee is composed of three acupuncturists, two physicians, and a Board member. The committee makes recommendations to the Board on licensing, investigations, education, and issues related to acupuncture in Oregon. It meets twice a year, in June and December, with additional meetings or conference calls if necessary. The term of office for committee members is three years. The Board must ratify all committee actions.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Committee – This committee is composed of two physicians, three EMS providers, a Board member, and a public member. It meets in February, May, August, and November. The committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to the scope of practice for first responders, EMS providers, and EMS supervising physicians. The committee does not make recommendations on licensing or investigations, as these services are administered and regulated by the Oregon Health Authority.
The EMS Advisory Committee also makes recommendations to the Board for physician nominees to the State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee, which is under the purview of Oregon Health Authority.
Individuals interested in serving on an advisory committee may contact Gretchen Kingham, OMB Executive Assistant, at Gretchen.Kingham@omb.oregon.gov.
If you are interested in serving Oregonians with the Oregon Medical Board but are unable to meet the time commitment of a Board or Committee member, please consider enrolling as an expert consultant for the Board.