The UCF Medical Doctor (M.D.) program is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) which maintains accreditation standards for all U.S. educational programs that culminate in the M.D. degree. There are three steps to licensure of medical doctors in the U.S. and the initial two national exams must be taken and successfully passed while in our M.D. program for both graduation and entry to a medical doctor residency program at some location within the U.S. The third exam is typically taken approximately one year after graduation from the M.D. program, while in residency training. This third exam is used for state licensure as a physician and provides the physician with the sanction to practice as a physician in that state.
At this time the UCF M.D. curriculum meets the educational eligibility criteria for a medical doctor in all of the states in the U.S. plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Please contact the UCF College of Medicine Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and we will do our best to assist you.