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    Obtaining a license in New Jersey...

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    I know there are a lot of people at AUA who are from the Northeast, so I thought this would be helpful. I contacted the NJ Board of Medical Examiners about practicing in NJ after attending AUA. Actually, the following would apply to any Caribbean school. Please see email below...

    "Hello,
    I am applying to some Caribbean medical schools, and I have a question
    regarding state licensing for such graduates. The one institution that I am
    curious about is the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. If
    I was to attend that school, would I be able to practice in New Jersey after
    residency? From what I understand, NJ requires that at least 4 weeks of
    each core rotation is "greenbook" (i.e., one that either has or is
    affiliated with an ACGME-residency program in the same field as the
    rotation). Is there anything else that I need to know? I just want to make
    sure that I don't have any licensing issues in the future.

    Thank you for your help."

    Response:

    "Dear--- ... this responds to your e-mail to bme ( Board of Medical Examiners) of New Jersey in which you have asked whether you would be eligible for licensure in New Jersey ( after residency) if you attend/graduate from American University of Antigua College of Medicine . Key regulations pertinent to medical education eligibility state that the school must be listed in the Worldwide Directory of Medical Schools during the time you attended/graduated and you must complete basic science courses (ie. didactic training ; typically the first 2 years /pre-clinical education ) within the jurisdiction where the school is chartered to confer the degree.( ie you would need to attend the school within Antigua).
    Your understanding in reference to clinical clerkships is basically correct . You will need to verify ( via. medical school transcript) that you completed a minimum of 4 weeks in each of the core clinical clerkships ( ie medicine, ob/gyn, psychiatry, pediatrics , & surgery ). If you do clinical training in the USA, then the core clerkships must be done at facilities that have an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program in the particular core specialty(ies).
    In addition to these noted credentials , to be eligible for licensure ,in summary, you would need to be ECFMG certified , complete a minimum of two years of ACGME accredited residency training and have a contract for a third year , and you would need to pass USMLE Step 3 .
    Should you wish to review relevant regulations to satisfy eligibility for residency and licensure in New Jersey , you may wish to go to the Medical Board website at : njmedicalboard.gov. Scroll down to Laws & Rules & click on "BME Regulations" . Key sites are : N.J.A.C. 13:35 - 1.5 and 13:35 - 3.11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fractals View Post
    I know there are a lot of people at AUA who are from the Northeast, so I thought this would be helpful. I contacted the NJ Board of Medical Examiners about practicing in NJ after attending AUA. Actually, the following would apply to any Caribbean school. Please see email below...

    "Hello,
    I am applying to some Caribbean medical schools, and I have a question
    regarding state licensing for such graduates. The one institution that I am
    curious about is the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. If
    I was to attend that school, would I be able to practice in New Jersey after
    residency? From what I understand, NJ requires that at least 4 weeks of
    each core rotation is "greenbook" (i.e., one that either has or is
    affiliated with an ACGME-residency program in the same field as the
    rotation). Is there anything else that I need to know? I just want to make
    sure that I don't have any licensing issues in the future.

    Thank you for your help."

    Response:

    "Dear--- ... this responds to your e-mail to bme ( Board of Medical Examiners) of New Jersey in which you have asked whether you would be eligible for licensure in New Jersey ( after residency) if you attend/graduate from American University of Antigua College of Medicine . Key regulations pertinent to medical education eligibility state that the school must be listed in the Worldwide Directory of Medical Schools during the time you attended/graduated and you must complete basic science courses (ie. didactic training ; typically the first 2 years /pre-clinical education ) within the jurisdiction where the school is chartered to confer the degree.( ie you would need to attend the school within Antigua).
    Your understanding in reference to clinical clerkships is basically correct . You will need to verify ( via. medical school transcript) that you completed a minimum of 4 weeks in each of the core clinical clerkships ( ie medicine, ob/gyn, psychiatry, pediatrics , & surgery ). If you do clinical training in the USA, then the core clerkships must be done at facilities that have an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program in the particular core specialty(ies).
    In addition to these noted credentials , to be eligible for licensure ,in summary, you would need to be ECFMG certified , complete a minimum of two years of ACGME accredited residency training and have a contract for a third year , and you would need to pass USMLE Step 3 .
    Should you wish to review relevant regulations to satisfy eligibility for residency and licensure in New Jersey , you may wish to go to the Medical Board website at : njmedicalboard.gov. Scroll down to Laws & Rules & click on "BME Regulations" . Key sites are : N.J.A.C. 13:35 - 1.5 and 13:35 - 3.11.
    Forgive my ignorance, but is this the same as W.H.O. ?

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