Doctor of Podiatric Medicine- DPM

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DPM Application

On This Page:

Application Instructions

Eligibility

Preliminary Education Requirements

Medical Education & Training

Acceptable Examination Sequences

Recent Clinical Practice

 

 

Application Instructions


 

Step 1: Request a Disciplinary Inquiry from the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards

  • Disciplinary reports should be ordered online at fpmb.org. FPMB charges fee of $50 for data bank reports. FPMB should email the reports directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio at med.license@med.ohio.gov.

Step 2: Request FBI and Ohio BCI Background Record Checks

  • All applicants for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check. Criminal Record Check fees are $24.00 (FBI) and $22.00 (Ohio BCI) plus vendor processing fees.

  • Results MUST be sent directly from the vendor to the State Medical Board of Ohio; the Board will not accept results from the applicant or a third party.

  • In-state applicants

    • You must use the services of a vendor that participates in the national WebCheck program. Click here for a list of vendors. The sheriff's offices in most Ohio counties also participate in WebCheck. Please allow at least two to four weeks for the Board to receive and process in-state background checks.

  • Out-of-state applicants

    • Contact med.license@med.ohio.gov to request a fingerprint packet. Please allow at least six to eight weeks for the board to receive and process out-of-state background checks.

Step 3: Complete the Certificate of Postgraduate Training form.

  • Complete the top portion and forward it to the institution where you completed at last 12 months of accredited podiatric training.

  • The school should email the completed form directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio at med.license@med.ohio.gov.

Step 4: Request license verifications from any state or jurisdiction where you currently hold or previously held a professional license. The State Medical Board of Ohio prefers verifications be delivered by email (med.license@med.ohio.gov) or fax (614.466.4331).

Step 5:  Complete and Submit the Ohio Physician Licensure Application

 

 

Eligibility


  • Good moral character

  • Completion of preliminary education

  • Completion of medical education and training

  • Passage of an acceptable medical licensure examination sequence

  • Recent clinical practice

 

 

Preliminary Education Requirements


Applicants are required to demonstrate completion of preliminary education which shall include two years of undergraduate work in a college of arts and sciences and a high school diploma or the equivalent of such education as determined by the Board. Production of a diploma from a college of podiatric medicine and surgery in good standing as defined by the Board at the time the diploma was issued constitutes prima facie evidence that the individual has completed the requisite preliminary education.

 

 

Medical Education & Training


Applicants must hold a diploma from a college of podiatric medicine and surgery and present proof of completion of one year of postgraduate training in a podiatric internship, residency or clinical fellowship program accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education or the American Podiatric Medical Association.

 

 

Acceptable Examination Sequences


  • NBPME Part I, II & III: The examination in podiatric medicine and surgery shall consist of parts I, II and III of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners examination. Prior to applying for a certificate to practice podiatric medicine and surgery, and prior to sitting for part III of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners examination, an applicant shall have passed parts I and II of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners examination.

  • An applicant shall obtain diplomate or passing status with the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners on parts I, II and III of the national board examination to be considered as having passed the examination in podiatric medicine and surgery.

 

 

Other Acceptable Examination Sequences


  • An examination administered between June 12, 1990 and December 4, 2000, requires passing of the "PMLexis" in addition to the holding of a passing status or diplomate status with the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.

  • An examination administered after December 4, 2000, requires passing parts I, II and III of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners examination.

  • An examination administered before June 12, 1990, shall have been:

    • Administered by the state, United States territory, or district, and, have been in part, a written examination;

    • Taken without having failed the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners examination unless an intervening passing status or diplomate status on that examination has been achieved; and

    • Taken without having failed to achieve a minimum passing score on the PMLexis or part III of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners examination unless an intervening passing status on that examination has been achieved.

 

 

Recent Clinical Practice


All applicants are required to demonstrate recent clinical activity in the two years immediately preceding application. The State Medical Board of Ohio may require additional training or examination, or both, of any applicant who for more than two years immediately preceding the date of application has not been engaged in the clinical practice of podiatric medicine and surgery as an active practitioner.