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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 45, PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

    Chapter 9: State Board of Medical Examiners; advisory committee.

      Section: 45:9-8: Additional requirements for licensure to practice medicine and surgery.

45:9-8. Except as otherwise provided in R.S.45:9-1 et seq., every applicant for admission to licensure by examination to practice medicine and surgery shall, in addition to the requirements set forth in R.S.45:9-1 et seq.:

a. (1) Prove to the board that the applicant has received (a) a diploma from some legally incorporated professional school or college of the United States, Canada or other foreign country, which school or college, in the opinion of the board, was in good standing at the time of the issuance of the diploma, or (b) a license conferring the full right to practice all of the branches of medicine and surgery in some foreign country; and

(2) Shall further prove that, prior to the receipt of such diploma or license, as aforesaid, the applicant had studied not less than 4 full school years, including four satisfactory courses of lectures of at least eight months each, consecutively or in four different calendar years, in some legally incorporated and registered American or foreign professional school or schools, college or colleges in good standing in the opinion of the board, which courses shall have included a thorough and satisfactory course of instruction in medicine and surgery; and

b. (1) The applicant, if he has graduated from a professional school or college after July 1, 1916 and before July 1, 2003, shall further prove to the board that, after receiving such diploma or license, he has completed an internship acceptable to the board for at least one year in a hospital approved by the board, or in lieu thereof he has completed one year of post-graduate work acceptable to the board in a school or hospital approved by the board, unless required by regulation to complete additional post-graduate work; or

(2) The applicant, if he has graduated from a medical school after July 1, 2003, shall further prove to the board that, after receiving his diploma, he has completed and received academic credit for at least two years of post-graduate training in an accredited program and has signed a contract for a third year of post-graduate training in an accredited program, and that at least two years of that training are in the same field or would, when considered together, be credited toward the criteria for certification by a single specialty board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association or another certification entity with comparable standards that is acceptable to the board.

c. If an applicant for licensure has not engaged in practice for a period of more than five years, or the board's review of the application establishes a basis for concluding that there may be clinical deficiencies in need of remediation, the board may require the applicant to submit to, and successfully pass, an examination or an assessment of skills. If that examination or assessment identifies clinical deficiencies or educational needs, the board may require an applicant, as a condition of licensure, to take and successfully complete any educational training, or to submit to any supervision, monitoring or limitations, as the board determines are necessary to assure that the applicant will practice with reasonable skill and safety.

Amended 1939, c.115, s.8; 1941, c.108; 1942, c.342; 1944, c.166, s.1; 1947, c.243; 1957, c.152; 1971, c.34; 1971, c.111; 2001, c.307, s.6.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:54.

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