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SECTION 6528
Qualification of certain applicants for licensure
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 8, ARTICLE 131
§ 6528. Qualification of certain applicants for licensure. (a)
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this article or any law to the
contrary, an individual who at the time of his enrollment in a medical
school outside the United States is a resident of the United States
shall be eligible for licensure in this state if he has satisfied the
requirements of subdivisions one, five, six, seven and eight of section
sixty-five hundred twenty-four of this chapter and:

(1) has studied medicine in a medical school located outside the
United States which is recognized by the World Health Organization;

(2) has completed all of the formal requirements of the foreign
medical school except internship and/or social service;

(3) has attained a score satisfactory to a medical school approved by
the Liaison Committee on Medical Education on a qualifying examination
acceptable to the state board for medicine, and has satisfactorily
completed one academic year of supervised clinical training under the
direction of such medical school;

(4) has completed the post-graduate hospital training required by the
Board of all applicants for licensure; and

(5) has passed the examination required by the Board of all applicants
for licensure.

(b) Satisfaction of the requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), and (3)
of subdivision (a) of this section shall be in lieu of the completion of
any foreign internship and/or social service requirements, and no such
requirements shall be a condition of licensure as a physician in this
State.

(c) Satisfaction of the requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), and (3)
of subdivision (a) of this section shall be in lieu of certification by
the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates, and such
certification shall not be a condition of licensure as a physician in
this State for candidates who have completed the requirements of
subdivision (a) of this section.

(d) No hospital licensed by this State, or operated by the State or a
political subdivision thereof, or which receives state financial
assistance, directly or indirectly, shall require an individual who has
satisfied the requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of
subdivision (a) of this section, and who at the time of his enrollment
in a medical school outside the United States is a resident of the
United States, to satisfy any further education or examination
requirements prior to commencing an internship or residency.

(e) A document granted by a medical school located outside the United
States which is recognized by the World Health Organization issued after
the completion of all the formal requirements of such foreign medical
school except internship and/or social service shall, upon certification
by the medical school in which such training was received of
satisfactory completion by the person to whom such document was issued
of the requirements listed in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of this
section, be deemed the equivalent of a degree of doctor of medicine for
purposes of licensure and practice as a physician in this State.