Applying for an Ohio medical license…things to know

Applying for a medical license in Ohio is an important step in your career that should not be taken lightly. When you apply for an Ohio medical license, you should know that every aspect of your application will be reviewed under a magnifying glass. The Medical Board takes the application process very seriously and will not grant you a license until the application is complete and every piece of the application has been reviewed.

It is also important to note that EVERY response that you submit to the Board will be reviewed and if any inconsistencies or questions are raised after reviewing your application, the application process will be stopped and you will be asked for further information to supplement your application. Once you submit an application in Ohio you will most likely not be permitted to withdraw the application once it is submitted.

As it is your application, you should also personally complete the application. I have had people tell me that they have had their office manager, spouse or parent complete an application on their behalf. This is a mistake. You are solely responsible for your responses. Any incorrect responses will be held against you. No one knows the details of your professional experience and history better than you.  Does your office manager know that you were arrested while in college for underage drinking? Do your parents know that you were placed on probation in your residency program? Probably not. So, complete the application yourself.

Be open, honest and accurate on your application. If you were suspended from your residency program don’t put on the application that you were “on vacation”.  Be honest. Read the application carefully and if you have any questions about any of the questions, seek the advice of experienced legal counsel to help you prepare your application.

As always, if you have any questions about this post or about the State Medical Board of Ohio in general, please feel free to contact me at (614) 486-3909 or by email at beth@collislaw.com.

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