Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)

DPM Application

On This Page:

Application Instructions

Eligibility

Fees

Preliminary Education Requirements

Medical Education & Training

Acceptable Examination Sequences

Recent Clinical Practice

Forms

 

 

Application Instructions


 

Step 1: Request Part I/II/III score reports and disciplinary report from the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards (FPMB)

  • All reports should be ordered online at fpmb.org. Please request all reports be sent directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio at license@med.ohio.gov.

Step 2: Request FBI and Ohio BCI Background Record Checks

The board strongly encourages prospective applicants to complete their background checks as soon as they know that they will be applying for Ohio licensure. There is no need to wait until an application is submitted to start the background check process. The board will retain the background check results for up to one year upon receiving them. Once an application has been submitted to the board, its status will be updated to reflect receipt of the results.

  • All applicants for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check. The Ohio background check packet and instructions can be obtained here.

  • 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.

Step 3: Complete the Certificate of Postgraduate Training form.

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

  • The school should email the completed form directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio at 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 (license@med.ohio.gov) or fax (614.466.1464).

Step 5:  Complete and Submit the Ohio Physician Licensure Application

Please note: the Medical Board is unable to confirm receipt of background checks or other supporting documents prior to an application being submitted. 

Once an application has been submitted, any documents that have been previously received will be attached to the application. Please allow the Board 10 business days to perform an initial review of your application. After that time, you may check the status of your application by logging into eLicense and navigating to your license application. Select the Options tab and the Review Status option. Any outstanding items will be listed in the ‘Comments’ section at the bottom of the page.

 

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

 

Initial Application Fees


Application $305.00

Transaction fee $3.50

Total due at submission $308.50

 

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 license 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.

Forms


License Verification Form

Certificate of Postgraduate Training Form