Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture

ORS 677.110
Scope and administration of examination

  • certificate in lieu of examination


Applicants who satisfy the requirements of ORS 677.100 (Qualifications of applicant for license) shall be admitted to an examination in subjects covered in schools of medicine that grant degrees of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. The examination shall be sufficient to test the applicant’s fitness to practice medicine. The examination shall be conducted in such a manner as to conceal the identity of the applicant until all examinations have been scored. In all such examinations an average score of not less than 75 is required for passing. The Oregon Medical Board may require the applicant to take and pass the Federation Licensing Examination, also known as FLEX.


The Oregon Medical Board may accept a certificate issued by the National Board of Medical Examiners of the United States or the National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons or the Medical Council of Canada or successful completion of the United States Medical Licensing Examination in lieu of its own examination.


If an applicant fails the examination, the board may permit the applicant to take a subsequent examination, if the applicant has otherwise complied with the law and the rules of the board.


After any applicant satisfactorily passes the examination in the required subjects, and otherwise complies with the law and the rules of the board, the board shall grant a license to the applicant to practice medicine in Oregon. [Amended by 1953 c.159 §6; 1957 c.681 §2; 1967 c.470 §10; 1975 c.776 §5; 1985 c.322 §8; 1989 c.830 §5; 1991 c.485 §3; 1993 c.16 §1; 2017 c.409 §22]
Chapter 677

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Extent of grandfather right under 1969 Act amending barbers law, (1972) Vol 36, p 23; licensing requirements for hospital technicians employed by state correctional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188


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Jun. 26, 2021