it depends on the state that sponsors you (this does not need to be the state you are doing residency, or even the one you live in!)...very few will allow a grade to take it without any pgy training (ie just with an MD)--conn is one that is popular. Other allow for it to be take with a pgy 1 year under your belt, many after 2 yrs and some you need to be in the 3rd yr (or have signed a contract for a 3rd yr)...some states have differing rules for IMGs, DOs, and AMGs.
Originally Posted by drrichand1
if you are interested in taking it before the 3rd yr, look on the FSMB website and see which states will let you take it early.
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