4731.091 Medical education and graduate medical education requirements.

(A) As used in this section and in section 4731.092 of the Revised Code:

(1) "Graduate medical education" means education received through any of the following:

(a) An internship or residency program conducted in the United States and accredited by either the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association;

(b) A clinical fellowship program conducted in the United States at an institution with a residency program accredited by either the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association that is in a clinical field the same as or related to the clinical field of the fellowship program;

(c) An internship program conducted in Canada and accredited by the committee on accreditation of preregistration physician training programs of the federation of provincial medical licensing authorities of Canada;

(d) A residency program conducted in Canada and accredited by either the royal college of physicians and surgeons of Canada or the college of family physicians of Canada.

(2) "Fifth pathway training" means supervised clinical training obtained in the United States as a substitute for the internship or social service requirements of a foreign medical school.

(B) To be eligible for admission to the examination conducted by the state medical board under section 4731.13 of the Revised Code, an applicant must meet the medical education and graduate medical education requirements specified in any one of the following and any additional requirements of division (C) of this section:

(1) Hold a diploma from a medical school or osteopathic medical school that, at the time the diploma was issued, was a medical school accredited by the liaison committee on medical education or an osteopathic medical school accredited by the American osteopathic association and have successfully completed not less than nine months of graduate medical education or its equivalent as determined by the board;

(2) Hold certification from the educational commission for foreign medical graduates and have successfully completed not less than nine months of graduate medical education through the first-year level of graduate medical education or its equivalent as determined by the board;

(3) Be a qualified graduate of a fifth pathway training program as recognized by the board under section 4731.092 of the Revised Code and have successfully completed, subsequent to completing fifth pathway training, not less than nine months of graduate medical education or its equivalent as determined by the board.

(C) If an applicant holding certification from the educational commission for foreign medical graduates received the core clinical instruction segment of the applicant's medical education at an institution in the United States, the board may require that to be eligible for admission to its examination, the applicant must have received the instruction at either of the following:

(1) An institution that, at the time of the instruction, was a formal part of or had formal affiliation with a medical school accredited by the liaison committee on medical education or an osteopathic medical school accredited by the American osteopathic association.

(2) An institution with, at the time of the instruction, a graduate medical education program accredited by either the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association that is in a field the same as or related to the core clinical instruction.

Effective Date: 05-31-2000