Wis. Admin. Code Medical Examining Board § Med 1.06 - Panel review of applications; examinations required

Current through March 28, 2022

(1)
(a) All applicants shall complete the examination under sub. (3) (b). In addition, an applicant may be required to complete an oral examination if the applicant:
1. Has a medical condition which in any way impairs or limits the applicant's ability to practice medicine and surgery with reasonable skill and safety.
2. Uses chemical substances so as to impair in any way the applicant's ability to practice medicine and surgery with reasonable skill and safety.
3. Has been disciplined or had licensure denied by a licensing or regulatory authority in Wisconsin or another jurisdiction.
4. Has been found to have been negligent in the practice of medicine or has been a party in a lawsuit in which it was alleged that the applicant had been negligent in the practice of medicine.
5. Has been convicted of a crime the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of medicine.
6. Has lost, had reduced or had suspended his or her hospital staff privileges, or has failed to continuously maintain hospital privileges during the applicant's period of licensure following post-graduate training.
7. Has been graduated from a medical school not approved by the board.
8. Has been diagnosed as suffering from pedophilia, exhibitionism or voyeurism.
9. Has engaged in the illegal use of controlled substances.
10. Has been subject to adverse formal action during the course of medical education, postgraduate training, hospital practice, or other medical employment.
11. Has not practiced medicine and surgery for a period of 3 years prior to application, unless the applicant has been graduated from a school of medicine within that period.
(b) An application filed under s. Med 1.02 shall be reviewed by an application review panel of at least 2 board members designated by the chairperson of the board. The panel shall determine whether the applicant is eligible for a regular license without completing an oral examination.
(c) All examinations shall be conducted in the English language.
(d) All written examinations and oral examinations as required shall be scored separately and the applicant shall achieve a passing grade on all examinations to qualify for a license.
(2) The board will notify each applicant required to complete an oral examination of the time and place scheduled for that applicant's examination. Failure of an applicant to appear for an examination as scheduled may void that applicant's application and require the applicant to reapply for licensure, unless prior scheduling arrangements have been made with the board by the applicant.
(3)
(a) The board accepts the results of the FLEX administered on or before December 31, 1993, as its written examination and requires a score of not less than 75 on both Component 1 and Component 2 of the FLEX administered on or after January 1, 1985.
(b) Commencing January 1, 1994, the board requires the 3-step USMLE sequence as its written or computer-based examination. The minimum passing score for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 shall be not less than 75 on the 2-digit scale. Step 2 CS, which is scored as pass or fail, shall be passed. Applicants who have completed a standard M.D. or D.O. medical education program shall complete all 3 steps of the examination sequence within 10 years from the date upon which the applicant first passes a step, either Step 1 or Step 2. Applicants who have completed a combined M.D. or D.O. and Ph.D. medical scientist training program shall complete all 3 steps of the examination sequence within 12 years from the date upon which the applicant first passes a step, either Step 1 or Step 2. Applicants who have passed a step may not repeat the step unless required to do so in order to comply with the 10-year or 12-year time limit. If the applicant fails to achieve a passing grade on any step, the applicant may apply for and be reexamined on only the step failed.

Note: The 10-year or 12-year time limit applies to all applicants, regardless of the date of application, including applicants denied under the prior 7-year or 9-year time limit who submit a new application for licensure.

(bm) The board shall waive completion of the 3-step USMLE sequence for an applicant who has passed all 3 levels of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, commonly known as the COMLEX-USA. The applicant shall have achieved a minimum passing score for Level 1, Level 2-CE, and Level 3 of not less than 75 on the 2-digit scale. Level 2-PE, which is scored as pass or fail, shall be passed.
(c) The board shall waive completion of Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE sequence for applicants who have passed FLEX Component 1 prior to January 1, 2000; and shall waive Step 3 of the USMLE sequence for applicants who have passed FLEX Component 2 prior to January 1, 2000. The board shall waive any step of the USMLE sequence for applicants who have passed the corresponding part of the NBME examination prior to January 1, 2000.

Note: The following table represents application of s. Med 1.06(3) (c) - See PDF for table

(d) The The board may waive the requirement for written or computer-based examinations required in this section for any applicant who has achieved an overall FLEX weighted average of no less than 75 on the FLEX taken prior to January 1, 1985 in a single session in another licensing jurisdiction in the United States or Canada, in no more than 3 attempts. If the applicant had been examined 4 or more times before achieving a weighted average score of no less than 75, the applicant shall meet the requirements specified in s. Med 1.08.
(e) The board may waive the requirement for written or computer-based examinations required in this section for any applicant who has achieved a score of no less than 75 on Components 1 and 2 of the FLEX administered on or after January 1, 1985 in another licensing jurisdiction in the United States or Canada, if the applicant achieved a score of no less than 75 on each of the 2 components in no more than 3 attempts. If the applicant has been examined 4 or more times before achieving a score of 75 on either or both components of the FLEX, the applicant shall meet the requirements specified in s. Med 1.08.
(f) An applicant who has passed all components of any of the examinations of the following boards and councils may submit to the board verified documentary evidence thereof, and the board will accept this in lieu of requiring further written or computer-based examination of the applicant:
1. National Board of Medical Examiners.
2. National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
3. Medical Council of Canada, if the examination is taken on or after January 1, 1978.
4. Medical Council of Canada, if the examination was taken before January 1, 1978, and the applicant is board certified at the time of application by a specialty board acceptable to the board.
(g) An applicant who has received passing grades in written or computer-based examinations for a license to practice medicine and surgery conducted by another licensing jurisdiction of the United States or Canada may submit to the board verified documentary evidence thereof. The board will review such documentary evidence to determine whether the scope and passing grades of such examinations are substantially equivalent to those of this state at the time of the applicant's examination, and if the board finds such equivalence, the board will accept this in lieu of requiring further written or computer-based examination of the candidate. The burden of proof of such equivalence shall lie upon the applicant.
(4)
(a) An oral examination of an applicant is conducted by one or more physician members of the board. The purpose of an oral exam is to evaluate the applicant's eligibility for a regular license under the applicable circumstances specified in s. Med 1.06(1) (a) 1. to 11. The passing grade for an oral exam under this paragraph is 90 percent.
(b) Any applicant who fails the oral examination under par. (a) shall be examined by the board. The grade of an exam under this paragraph shall be the applicant's final grade for the oral examination under this subsection. The passing grade for an exam under this paragraph is 90 percent.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Medical Examining Board § Med 1.06
Amended by, CR 15-022: am. (1) (a) (intro.), (b), (d), r. (4) Register October 2015 No. 718, eff.11/1/2015. Amended by, CR 16-047: am. (1) (a) (intro.), 9., (b), (d), (2), (3) (a), (b), cr. (3) (bm), am. (3) (c) to (e), (f) (intro.), 2., cr. (4), r. (5) Register May 2017 No. 737, eff. 6-1-17; correction in (3) (d), (e) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7., Stats., Register May 2017 No. 737, eff. 6/1/2017

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