Thank you for your interest in serving as a member on the Oregon Medical Board.
Maintaining the privilege of self-regulation relies on an actively engaged medical community. You can help strengthen the medical profession in Oregon and provide an important public service to Oregonians by participating with the Oregon Medical Board. The OMB aims to amplify diverse voices and experiences from all parts of Oregon.
Opportunities to serve include:
- Expert consultant, reviewing cases in your specialty area
- Committee member, serving on the Acupuncture Advisory Committee or EMS Advisory Committee
- Board member, serving as one of the 11 licensed medical professionals or 3 public representatives who act as final decision makers in regulatory matters
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
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
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.
Governor Kate Brown Encourages Oregonians to Apply for Membership to State Boards and Commissions
June 6, 2022
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown is calling on Oregonians who have an interest in serving the state to apply for membership on any one of the 150 state boards and commissions that are actively recruiting new members, including two new councils
—the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council and the Local Government Emergency Management Advisory Council.
“State board and commission members are dedicated Oregonians who bring a diverse set of backgrounds and life experiences to address a wide range of issues facing our state. They are vital participants in statewide decision-making and have the opportunity to participate in developing a wide variety of important governmental policies,” said Governor Brown. “I encourage all Oregonians with interest in serving our great state and helping make it better for all those who call it home to apply.”
Public members of boards and commissions are people who may not have regular, ongoing experience in a specific topic area, but have a general interest in a particular board or commission’s work arena. Major issues range from consumer protection, economic development, and education, to conservation and health care — all of which are critical to the ongoing success of the state.
Governor Brown is committed to ensuring that all boards and commissions represent the growing age, racial, and gender diversity of the state. This is an amazing opportunity to pool collective viewpoints, visions, and hopes for Oregon — and all community members are welcome and encouraged to serve.
A full list of boards and commissions with one or more vacancies is available here
To submit an application, please visit the state boards and commissions website
and follow the instructions to apply.