The Oklahoma Medical Board requires all physicians to carry proper licensing before they can practice. Follow these steps to ensure that you will be ready to work in the Sooner State.
The Oklahoma Medical Board handles all applications, which can take up to 90 days to complete. Their Customer Information Center can be reached at 405-962-1400 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may speak with Ruth at ext. 121 or Bobbie at ext. 128 for answers to any application questions.
Applications can be found on-line and once completed will need to be mailed to:
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
P.O. Box 18256
Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0256
Information regarding the licensing process, along with frequently asked questions, is available at www.okmedicalboard.org.
Once the application is received and entered into the system, a deficiency letter (if the application is incomplete) and a Jurisprudence exam will be sent to the applicant. The Jurisprudence exam is an open book exam which is completed as soon as possible after receipt of the deficiency letter. The book for the exam is found on-line and directions to find the book and take the exam are included in the correspondence from the licensing board.
The final step, after passage of the jurisprudence exam, is the final review by the Oklahoma Medical Board, which consists of 9 individuals. The application for licensure is sent out to these nine members and if approved unanimously, a medical license is issued immediately. If there are questions regarding an application, the applicant will need to appear in person at the next Medical Board meeting. These are held every two months. During this meeting, the applicant will answer any questions and once finished, the Board will vote again and if the applicant receives more yes votes, a license is issued that day.
The Medical Board meets in the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision Building at 101 Northeast 51st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.
Department of Public Safety and Drug Enforcement Administration certificates also are required.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control registers persons who dispense controlled substances. Visit www.ok.gov/obndd for more information.
A DEA certificate is required to prescribe controlled substances. Information is available at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov