As used in Chapter 4731-6 of the Administrative Code, the following definitions are applicable:
(A) "ACGME" means the accreditation council for graduate medical education.
(B) "AMA" means the American medical association.
(C) "AOA" means the American osteopathic association.
(D) "Board" means the state medical board of Ohio.
(E) "Combined post-graduate training program" means a training program in which two recognized specialties, each of which is separately accredited at the sponsoring institution, are combined into a single program, leading to eligibility for specialty board certification in both specialties.
(F) "COMLEX-USA" means the comprehensive osteopathic medical licensing examination prepared by the national board of osteopathic medical examiners.
(G) "COMVEX-USA" means the comprehensive osteopathic medical variable purpose examination prepared by the national board of osteopathic medical examiners.
(H) "ECFMG" means the educational commission for foreign medical graduates.
(I) "FCVS" means the federation credentials verification service, a permanent, central repository of documents verifying licensure applicants' core credentials compiled by the federation.
(J) "Federation" means the federation of state medical boards of the United States, Inc.
(K) "FLEX" means the federation licensing examination as prepared by the federation.
(L) "LCME" means the liaison committee on medical education.
(M) "LMCC" means licentiate of the medical council of Canada.
(O) "Resident," "intern" or "clinical fellow" means any individual participating at any level in graduate medical education as defined in divisions (A)(1)(a) and (A)(1)(b) of section 4731.091 of the Revised Code, including individuals serving as house officers, house staff, trainees, fellows and junior faculty who are participating in such graduate medical education.
(P) "SPEX" means the special purpose examination as prepared by the federation.
(Q) " TOEFLiBT" means the test of spoken English of the educational testing service.
(R) "USMLE" means the United States medical licensing examination as prepared by the federation and the national board of medical examiners in a joint program.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/23/2017 and 08/31/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05
Rule Amplifies: 4731.091, 4731.12, 4731.13, 4731.142, 4731.291, 4731.293, 4731.294
Prior Effective Dates: 2/2/98 (Emer.), 6/6/88 (Emer.), 11/1/88 (Emer.), 12/19/88, 2/10/89, 8/15/93, 3/27/97, 12/1/99, 10/31/04