ALL INFORMATION ABOUT STEP 3

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    DO U KNOW THAT U CAN GIVE STEP 3 FOPR SUM STATES AND NOT FOR OTHERS IF U DONT HAVE RESIDENCY??AND THE TRICK IS U CAN STILL APPLY TO THESE STATES BY PASSING UR STEP3 WHILLE APPLYING TO OTHER STATES AND TAKING THE EXAM IN ANY STATE.
    HERE ARE THE STATES

    State-specific Requirements Chart

    IMPORTANT: Below is a listing of all the state medical boards for whom an individual can sit Step 3. You will be required to designate one of these states as part of your Step 3 Online Application. You should ? on the individual state to read and print the full details of that state’s requirements for sitting Step 3.

    The following medical boards perform their own registration of Step 3 applicants and do not participate in the Step 3 online registration: Alabama, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, and Wisconsin. If you wish to take Step 3 for one of these boards, you will need to contact them directly to receive their paper application form.

    To proceed to the Step 3 online application material, you must select a state medical board listed below.
    Review this information carefully, as state boards may periodically revise their requirements.


    State Board Attempt Limit Time Limit Postgraduate Training Requirements Application for licensure required when applying for Step 3
    US/Canadian Graduates Foreign Graduates
    ALASKA One attempt on all Steps. Additional Step 3 attempt at board discretion (see instructions). Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. One year; ACGME or AOA accredited; prior to applying. One year; ACGME or AOA accredited; prior to applying. NO
    ARIZONA None Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Nine months in Arizona, six months if applying for license in Arizona; ACGME accredited program. Nine months in Arizona, 6 months if applying for license in Arizona; ACGME accredited program NO
    ARKANSAS Six attempts each for all Steps Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Ten years for MD/PhD candidates None None NO
    CALIFORNIA Unlimited Unlimited None None NO
    COLORADO Unlimited Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of sitting first exam. Ten years for MD/PhD candidates One year complete or currently enrolled in ACGME or AOA approved program. One year complete or currently enrolled in ACGME or AOA approved program. NO
    CONNECTICUT Unlimited Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. None None NO
    DELAWARE Three attempts to pass Step 3; additional attempts require board approval. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Five months completed in ACGME or AOA approved program. Five months completed in ACGME or AOA approved program. NO
    FLORIDA None None None None NO
    GEORGIA Three attempts to pass Step 3. For an exception, see instructions. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. One year; ACGME or AOA approved program. One year (three years if graduated after July 1, 1985); ACGME or AOA approved program. NO
    HAWAII Unlimited Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Eligibility periods ends when seven years expire. One year complete or currently enrolled in ACGME, RCPSC or CFPC approved program. Two years complete or currently enrolled in second year of ACGME approved program. NO
    IDAHO Two attempts at USMLE Step 3 Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Nine months completed in ACGME or AOA approved program before applying. Two years and nine months in ACGME or AOA approved program before applying. YES
    INDIANA Five attempts at each Step Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. One year or complete six months of a one year program; ACGME or AOA approved program. Two years or complete eighteen months of a two-year program; ACGME or AOA approved program. NO
    IOWA Six attempts at both USMLE Step 1 and 2. Three attempts at USMLE Step 3. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Ten years for MD/PhD. Seven months complete (or currently enrolled) in ACGME, AOA, RCPSC or CFPC approved program. Seven months complete (or currently enrolled) in ACGME, AOA, RCPSC or CFPC approved program. NO
    KENTUCKY Unlimited Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing Step 1. One year or currently enrolled; ACGME, RCPSC or AOA approved; before applying. One year or currently enrolled; ACGME, RCPSC or AOA approved; before applying. NO
    LOUISIANA Unlimited attempts at USMLE Step 1. Four attempts at USMLE Step 2. Four attempts at USMLE Step 3. Unlimited None None YES
    MAINE
    NOTE: The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine does not sponsor osteopathic physicians to sit for Step 3 Unlimited attempts for USMLE Steps 1 and 2. Three attempts for USMLE Step 3; additional Step 3 attempts require board approval. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. One year; ACGME , CMA or RCPSC prior to applying. Two years; ACGME, CMA, RCPSC or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England, Ireland or Scotland approved program prior to applying. NO
    MARYLAND Three attempts at each USMLE Step; a fourth attempt will require one year of accredited postgraduate training. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within ten years of passing the first exam. None None NO
    MASSACHUSETTS Six attempts at USMLE Step 3. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing the first exam; waived for MD/PhD degrees. One year completed by August of the year the exam is taken; ACGME, RCPSC, CFPC or AOA approved program. One year completed by August of the year the exam is taken; ACGME, RCPSC, CFPC or AOA approved program. NO
    MICHIGAN
    NOTE: The Michigan Board of Medicine does not sponsor osteopathic physicians to sit for Step 3 Unlimited Must pass USMLE Step 3 within five years of first attempts at USMLE Step 3. Six months completed in ACGME or JCAHO approved program. Six months complete on ACGME or JCAHO approved program. YES
    MINNESOTA Three attempts at each USMLE Step. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing the first exam; waived for MD/PhD degrees. One year complete (or currently enrolled) in ACGME, AOA or RCPSC approved program. One year complete (or currently enrolled) in ACGME or AOA approved program. NO
    MISSISSIPPI Unlimited for USMLE Step 1 and 2; three attempts for USMLE Step 3. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. One year ACGME, AOA or RCPSC approved program, completed before applying. Three years ACGME, AOA or RCPSC approved program, completed before applying. YES
    MONTANA Unlimited attempts for USMLE Steps 1and 2. Three attempts at USMLE Step 3. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years from passing Step 1; waived for MD/PhD candidates with board approval. One year complete or near completion (ten months) is participant in Montana Family residency program; otherwise two years complete in ACGME or AOA approved program. Three years complete in ACGME or AOA approved program; or hold specialty board certification by ABMS or AOA. NO
    NEBRASKA Four attempts at each USMLE Step, one year training for additional attempt on USMLE Step 3. Must complete USMLE Steps 1,2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Eligibility period ends when seven year period expires. None Must have "valid indefinitely" ECFMG Certificate. NO
    NEVADA Unlimited None None None NO
    NEW HAMPSHIRE Two attempts at each USMLE Step. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of sitting for first exam. One year; ACGME approved program completed before applying. One year; ACGME approved program completed before applying. NO
    NEW JERSEY Unlimited attempts for Steps 1 and 2. Five attempts for USMLE Step 3. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Six months completed in ACGME or AOA approved program. Six months completed in ACGME or AOA approved program. NO
    NEW MEXICO Six attempts at each USMLE Step. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Ten years for MD/PhD candidates. One year complete or nearly complete (ten months); ACGME approved; before applying. One year complete or nearly complete (ten months); ACGME approved; before applying. NO
    NEW YORK
    NOTE: Step 3 applicants also must submit a licensure application and fee to New York.
    Unlimited Unlimited None None YES
    NORTH DAKOTA Unlimited Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam; exceptions considered for MD/PhD candidates. One year complete or nearly complete (six months) in ACGME, AOA or RCPSC approved program; or enrolled in a ND PGT program. One year complete or nearly complete (six months) in ACGME, AOA or RCPSC approved program; or enrolled in a ND PGT program. NO
    OHIO Unlimited Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. See instructions for exceptions. Nine months complete in ACGME, AOA, RCPSC or CFPC approved program. Nine months complete in ACGME, AOA, RCPSC or CFPC approved program. NO
    OREGON Three attempts at each USMLE Step. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. Exceptions considered for MD/PhD candidates. One year or currently enrolled; ACGME, CMA, CFPC or RCPSC approved school. One year or currently enrolled; ACGME, CMA, CFPC or RCPSC approved school. NO
    PENNSYLVANIA
    NOTE: The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine does not sponsor osteopathic physicians to sit for Step 3
    Three attempts for USMLE Step 3. Additional attempts require board approval after additional training. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven of passing the first exam, waived for MD/PhD degrees. Currently enrolled or contracted to begin ACGME approved program prior to applying. Currently enrolled or contracted to begin ACGME approved program prior to applying. NO
    RHODE ISLAND Five attempts each for USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3. Unlimited Ten months complete in ACGME, AOA, RCPSC, CMA, CFPC approved program. Ten months complete in ACGME, AOA, RCPSC, CMA, CFPC approved program. NO
    SOUTH CAROLINA Four attempts each for USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of first taking Step 1. One year completed or enrolled in a SC PGT program approved by ACGME. Three years completed or enrolled in a SC PGT program approved by ACGME. YES
    SOUTH DAKOTA Three attempts each for USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing first exam. None None NO
    TENNESSEE Unlimited Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing Step 1. Eligibility period ends when seven years ends. Exceptions require board approval. One year complete before applying in ACGME approved program. One year complete before applying in ACGME approved program. NO
    TEXAS Three attempts each for USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3. See instructions for details. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven of passing the first exam, extended for MD/PhD candidates. None None NO
    UTAH Unlimited attempts USMLE Steps 1 and 2. Three attempts for USMLE Step 3. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven of passing the first exam; ten years for MD/PhD candidates. None Must have "valid indefinitely" ECFMG Certificate. NO
    VERMONT Two attempts at USMLE Step 3. Unlimited Seven months complete in ACGME, RRC, RCPSC or CFPC approved program. Seven months complete in ACGME, RRC, RCPSC or CFPC approved program. no
    VIRGINIA Unlimited Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of first attempt at a Step. None None NO
    WASHINGTON-ALLOPATHIC Unlimited attempts for USMLE Steps 1 and 2.Three attempts for USMLE Step 3; one additional attempt with approval. No limits for first takers of USMLE Step 3 (see instructions for specifics). One year complete or currently enrolled; ACGME, RCPSC or CFPC approved program. One year complete or currently enrolled; ACGME, RCPSC or CFPC approved program. NO
    WASHINGTON-OSTEOPATHIC Unlimited Unlimited None None NO
    WEST VIRGINIA Unlimited Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing the first exam; exceptions for MD/PhD candidates requires board approval. None None NO
    WYOMING Two attempts at USMLE Step 3. Additional attempts require board approval and additional postgraduate training. Must complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 within seven years of passing the first exam

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