Conferral of M.D. Degree

The Board of Regents is empowered to confer the M.D. degree on New York licensees who meet specific requirements.

To be eligible, you must:

  1. have completed a medical education program in a foreign medical school, satisfactory to the department, which does not grant the degree doctor of medicine (M.D.) and in which the philosophy and curriculum were equivalent, as determined by the department, in accordance with the policy of the Board of Regents, to those in programs leading to the degree of doctor of medicine (M.D.) at medical schools in the United States satisfactory to or registered by the Board of Regents and the department;

    and

    hold a license to practice medicine in New York State in accordance with provisions of section 6524 or 6528 of the Education Law or their equivalent as determined by the Regents pursuant to their authority under section 6506 of the Education Law.

  2. complete the application and submit the entire form along with the required fee of $300 to the New York State Education Department at the address at the end of the form. Be sure to sign and date item 13.

MDC-1 Application for Conferral of M. D. Degree by Board of Regents ( PDF 19 KB)

Last Updated: December 15, 2009