Training Certificate- MD, DO, DPM

Training Certificate Application

On This Page:

Application Information

Application Withdrawal or Abandonment

Practice Limitations

Multi-Hospital Rotations

Mid-Year Program Changes

Certificate Renewal

Revocation of a Training Certificate

Forms

Eligibility

Helpful Links

 


Application


Applicants must complete the training certificate application and pay the $75, nonrefundable fee online at eLicense.ohio.gov.

First-time eLicense users must register in the system:

 

Overview of Application

  • Resume of Activities

    • List all activities from medical school graduation to the present time.

    • Even if not working, indicate your activities and address for that time.

  • Additional Information Questions

    • If you answer YES to any of the questions, submit detailed supporting documentation.

    • Examples: court pleadings, court or agency orders and institutional correspondence and orders.

  • Certification of Training Program

  • Verification of License

    • Provide verification of any licenses held in a state/province other than Ohio. You will need to verify any license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine, including a temporary license, training certificate, educational permit or another license or certificate, whether the license is current or not. Have the licensing authority email the verification directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio at certificates@med.ohio.gov.

  • U.S. and Canadian Medical Graduates

    • Medical Education Verification: Applicants should complete the top portion of the Medical Education Verification form and forward it to the appropriate institution for completion. The institution should email the completed form directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio at certificates@med.ohio.gov.

  • International Medical Graduates

    • Have an ECFMG Status Report sent directly to State Medical Board of Ohio

      • or

    • Certification of ECFMG  -  Complete the top portion of the ECFMG Certification form and forward it directly to the hospital in Ohio where you will be pursuing your training for completion. The program should send the completed form and copy of your report directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio 

      • or

    • Fifth Pathway Program Verification -  Complete top portion of the Fifth Pathway Program Verification form and forward to your fifth pathway program. The program should email the completed form directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio 

 

Upon the Medical Board’s receipt of your training certificate application and appropriate fee in eLicense, an acknowledgment letter will be emailed to you. This acknowledgement is:

  • proof that your application has been received by the Board and that you are legally authorized to participate in your training program while your application is being processed.

  • valid for 120 days and authorizes you to participate in a training program, which provides adequate time for the Medical Board to review and issue a training certificate.


 

Application Withdrawal or Abandonment


  • Once submitted, an application cannot be withdrawn without the approval of the Board.

  • The Board may abandon an application if the applicant fails to complete the application process within six months of initial application filing.

  • Fees submitted are neither refundable nor transferable, even if you have been permitted to withdraw your application or if you reapply after your application has been abandoned.

 

 

Practice Limitations


  • Acknowledgment letters and training certificates allow you to perform such acts as may be prescribed by or incidental to your internship, residency or clinical fellowship program.

  • You are not entitled to otherwise engage in the practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state.

  • You must limit activities under the acknowledgement letter and training certificate to the programs of the hospitals or facilities for which the training certificate is issued.

  • You may train only under the supervision of the physicians responsible for supervision as part of the training program.

 


Multi-Hospital Rotations


Residents and clinical fellows who rotate through multiple hospitals on a month-to-month basis as part of their training program or clinical fellowship need only apply for one training certificate during the training year.  

 

 

Mid-Year Program Changes


  • If you change programs, complete the Training Program Change form and have the new program email it directly to the Medical Board at certificates@med.ohio.gov.

  • Do NOT complete a new training certificate application.

  • Acknowledgment by the Board of receipt of a Notification of Change in Program will be required prior to your starting the new training program.

 


Certificate Renewal


A training certificate is valid for one year but may be renewed annually for a maximum of five years.

Training Certificate Renewal Fee: $35.

 

 

Revocation of a Training Certificate


A training certificate may be revoked by the Board upon proof satisfactory to the Board that you have engaged in practice in this state outside of the scope of the internship, residency or clinical fellowship program for which the training certificate has been issued; or upon proof satisfactory to the Board that you have engaged in unethical conduct or otherwise violated Ohio Revised Code 4731.22.

 

 

Forms



 

Eligibility


  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Demonstrate good moral character

  • Have been accepted or appointed to participate in this state in one of the following:

    • An internship or residency program accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education or the American Podiatric Medical Association; or

    • A clinical fellowship program at an institution with a residency program accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education or the American Podiatric Medical Association that is in a clinical field the same as or related to the clinical field of the fellowship program.

 

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