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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 033 : Osteopathy

Subchapter 003 : Licenses and Examination

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1831)
  • § 1831. Qualifications for licensure

    (a) To be eligible for licensure as an osteopathic physician, an applicant shall have attained the age of majority and shall provide evidence, acceptable to the Board, that he or she has satisfactorily completed all of the following:

    (1) A course of study in osteopathic education from an accredited school or college of osteopathic medicine as evidenced by a graduation certificate.

    (2) Documentation of no less than one year of an approved program of postgraduate training.

    (b) In addition to the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, an applicant shall pass the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination — USA (COMLEX) or the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or their successor or equivalent examinations approved by the Board unless the applicant is exempt from all or a part of the examination under the provisions of section 1832 or 1832a of this title.

    (c) In addition to the requirements of this section, an applicant shall present evidence of good character and competence relating to his or her fitness to practice osteopathic medicine from the chief of service and two other active physician staff members at the hospital or institution where the applicant was last affiliated, if the applicant has been affiliated with a hospital or institution. The Board may seek evidence relating to the character and competence of the applicant from other sources. At the discretion of the Board, the applicant may present evidence relating to character and competence from different sources. (Amended 1971, No. 184 (Adj. Sess.), § 21, eff. March 29, 1972; 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 49, 50; 1989, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 2009, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.)