In 2009, HB 2435
created a program to license physicians in a more expedited manner. Since the passage of that legislation, staff at the OMB have worked enthusiastically to develop the new program.
The Oregon Medical Board adopted Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) that further defined this legislation. The rules allow qualified applicants who have practiced in other states to forego primary source verification of core credentials. Board certified eligible applicants would not be required to provide a Dean's letter from their medical school, or residency evaluation.
Upon receipt of your application and fee, licensing staff will review your application and determine whether you qualify for Expedited Endorsement. Qualified applicants must be currently licensed in another state; be eligible for primary source verification of core credentials from the state in which the physician was originally licensed; be in good standing in all other states where currently or previously licensed; have no significant malpractice claims; and have one continuous year of current, active clinical practice immediately before applying or have been retired for one year or less immediately before applying. Rules for licensure by Expedited Endorsement
For more information on Expedited Endorsement or questions about the status of your application, please contact the Licensing Call Center:
9 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
The Board looks forward to receiving your application and helping you through the licensure process.