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West Virginia Physician License

Thinking of becoming a physician and don’t know how to start? Or, maybe you are scheduling your annual checkup. Whenever you need to go to the hospital you should be sure that you are safe and are taking better care of your health.

Learn how to become a physician or check the validity of the license will help you with the West Virginia physician license lookup tool. But before it’d be better to learn a few things about the West Virginia physician license.

How much does a Virginia medical license cost?

To become a licensed physician in West Virginia you should apply to the West Virginia Board of Medicine. And if you meet the requirements while submitting your application for the full Virginia Physician Medical License you should pay $302.

How do I check a doctor’s credentials?

To practice medicine, all doctors should obtain a license from the state boards. For example, in West Virginia to check a doctor’s license you should visit the West

Virginia Board of Medicine official website and search by name and last name, or by the license number.

But, if you don’t know in which state is the doctor you can use the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website.

With the help of the DocInfo.org search function, you can check the doctor’s license validity. Moreover, you will find information about the doctor’s education, active licenses in other states, board certifications, and anything concerning the physician.

How to get a Virginia Physician Medical License?

To get your Virginia Physician Medical License you should apply to the Virginia Medical Board:

  • Firstly, be sure you meet all requirements determined by the Board.
  • Secondly, apply online. It will save your time and money.
  • After that, you will have to wait for your license couple of weeks.

The Requirements for the Virginia Physician Medical License

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school.
  • Complete the postgraduate training. If you graduate from a med school in the USA or Canada you will complete one year of postgraduate training. International students should complete 2 years of the training.
  • Get passing scores from the USMLE, NBME, FLEX exams.
  • And, if you are licensed in another state your license verification.

If you meet all these requirements you can submit your application with the background check report and $302 payment check.

Credential verification after the Board receives your application

After receiving your application the Board will require a number of your credentials to be verified. You will need to submit the following forms:

  1. Medical school verification form,
  2. Postgraduate training verification form,
  3. Exam scores,
  4. Verification of all medical licenses ever held.

All of the verifications will need to be sent from the credential holders directly to the Virginia Medical Board.

But, if you have an FCVS account, you will not need to request the documents and send them to the Board.

How long is a Virginia medical license valid?

The Virginia medical license is valid for two years. You will get an email as a reminder to renew your license. You will receive the reminder with the renewal steps 60 days before the expiration day. The renewal fee is around $270.

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