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Medical Board Licensure

An Educational Limited license - required to obtain the hours needed for full licensure - must be obtained from the state your residency program is in.

If the residency program you've matched with is in the state of Michigan and you have completed all graduation requirements, the College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of the Registrar will send a letter of good standing/letter of anticipated graduation to the State of Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing in late April of your graduating year.

Here is a brief overview of the application process with the Bureau of Professional Licensing:

  1. Applicants must first submit their completed application along with the application fee.
  2. Official transcripts must be received directly from the applicant's school. You may order transcripts through the University Registrar's website. Please note that it is in your best interest not to forward a transcript until your degree has been conferred and your conferral date is listed on the transcript.
  3. The licensing board must receive a certification of appointment to a Michigan training program directly from the training institution.
  4. Applicant will be required to complete a background check.

For more detailed information regarding the application process, or if you have additional questions, you may consult the Health Professional Licensing page of the State of Michigan's website. Please note that you can hold an educational limited license for a total of 6 years (initial application plus five renewals).

If you've matched with a residency program that is not in the state of Michigan, contact the licensing board in the state which your residency program is in for direction.