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Licensure

This guide is to help you through the application process for the residency permit and/or full medical license.

Instructions by level of training

Incoming PGY-1s

Instructions for completing the residency permit

Start the application for residency permit as soon as possible.

First, complete the Minnesota Application for Residency Permit. Then print it out and physically sign, then return it along with a $20 check or money order made out to MN Board of Medical Practice via mail to:

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Attn: Tisha Doherty
Siebens Building, 12th Floor
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905

We cannot accept applications without an original signature. The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice does not accept copies of signatures.

When you start your program, reimbursement instructions will be emailed to you. If you would like to be reimbursed, you will need a copy of your check and your application. Keep your own copies of these items as MCSGME will not be able to provide a copy of these items for you.

Once your Minnesota Residency Permit is issued, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice will email it to you. Email a copy of your permit to doherty.tisha@mayo.edu.

Incoming PGY-2s

PGY-2s must apply for both the residency permit and the full medical license. Instructions on how to apply to both are below.

Instructions for completing the residency permit

Please start the application for a residency permit as soon as possible.

First, complete the Minnesota Application for Residency Permit. Then print it out and physically sign, then return along with a $20 check or money order made out to MN Board of Medical Practice via mail to:

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Attn: Tisha Doherty
Siebens Building, 12th Floor
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905

We cannot accept applications without an original signature. The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice does not accept copies of signatures.

When you start your program, reimbursement instructions will be emailed to you. If you would like to be reimbursed, you will need a copy of your check and your application. Keep your own copies of these items as MCSGME will not be able to provide a copy of these items for you.

Once your Minnesota Residency Permit is issued, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice will email it to you. Email a copy of your permit to doherty.tisha@mayo.edu.

Instructions for completing the application for medical license

It is the policy of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education that all eligible trainees obtain and maintain a Minnesota medical license. Start the licensure process for your appointment if you will meet the requirements by completing your current training. See Minnesota eligibility requirements. The medical license application cannot be submitted to the board until Feb. 1 of your appointment year.

Mayo Clinic reimburses licensure fees once you begin your training program and your license is issued. Keep a copy of your application as well as your check electronically, as you will need these to be reimbursed. The Minnesota board does not issue a receipt unless you request one. Mayo Clinic will not reimburse Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) fees.

Incoming PGY-3s and up

PGY-3s must complete the application for medical license. You can start the licensure process at any time but should note that the license has to be renewed yearly during your birth month. Responsibility for renewal fee(s) should the license be issued year(s) in advance lies on the trainee. The licensure process should be started no later than February of the appointment year if possible.

Instructions for completing the application for medical license

It is the policy of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education that all eligible trainees obtain and maintain a Minnesota medical license. Start the licensure process for your appointment if you meet the requirements. See Minnesota eligibility requirements. If you do not meet the Minnesota eligibility requirements, go to section for residency permit application below.

Mayo Clinic reimburses licensure fees once you begin your training program and your license is issued. Keep a copy of your application as well as your check electronically, as you will need these to be reimbursed. The Minnesota board does not issue a receipt unless you request one. Mayo Clinic will not reimburse Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) fees.

Instructions for completing the residency permit

Trainees who are not eligible for medical license, please complete the application for residency permit. Please start the application for residency permit as soon as possible.

First, complete the Minnesota Application for Residency Permit. Then print it out and physically sign, then return along with a $20 check or money order made out to MN Board of Medical Practice via mail to:

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Attn: Tisha Doherty
Siebens Building, 12th Floor
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905

We cannot accept applications without an original signature. The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice does not accept copies of signatures.

When you start your program, reimbursement instructions will be emailed to you. If you would like to be reimbursed, you will need a copy of your check and your application. Keep your own copies of these items as MCSGME will not be able to provide a copy of these items for you.

Once your Minnesota Residency Permit is issued, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice will email it to you. Email a copy of your permit to doherty.tisha@mayo.edu.

Dental licensure process

It is the policy of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education that an appropriate dental license is obtained from the Minnesota Board of Dentistry before beginning your training program.

To complete the dental license application:

  • Select the application under Licensure by Exam Requirements.
  • If you do not have your diploma yet, submit a copy of the front page of the dental license application along with the application fee. When the board receives this from you, it will send you the background (fingerprinting) information.
    • Complete the fingerprinting as soon as possible and return it to the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. The board will then start the background study process.
    • When you receive your diploma, send it along with the remaining parts of your application to the board. It is very important to do this as soon as you have your diploma to avoid a delay in your license being issued.
  • It is not necessary to complete the nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, contracted sedation, or general anesthesia application.

For your Minnesota dental license, you are required to take the Jurisprudence Examination. This can be taken at any PSI exam center.

It is your responsibility to pay for the Jurisprudence Examination and licensure fees. Mayo Clinic reimburses these fees once you begin your training program. Keep a copy of your application as well as your check electronically, as you need these to be reimbursed.

Exam deadlines

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (MCSGME) requires that your final licensing exams be taken as follows:

 MCSGME deadline
U.S./Canadian graduates and international medical graduates By May 1 of first MCSGME appointment training year*
Trainees who have completed or are completing the required ACGME** accredited training at another institution Exam taken and score results received prior to start date

*Off-cycle trainees to complete requirement within first ten months of training
**Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Contact

For questions about the permit or license process, contact:

Tisha Doherty
Phone: 507-284-2952
Email: doherty.tisha@mayo.edu