The 2015-2016 MTL new and renewal application process will begin on Monday, March 16, 2015. Please follow the instructions below when the application process begins.
Medical Training License (MTL) Online Renewal
All applicants renewing their licenses must be in good standing with their institution, prior to submitting their application.
The renewal fee is $50 (please print a copy of your payment confirmation for your records and for your GME office. Confirmations are not emailed and cannot be retrieved once you exit the website).
To renew, please use the HPLA online application. You will need to register and log in.
Medical Training License (MTL) New Application
All postgraduate physician residents/fellows practicing in District hospitals, and their affiliated academic training institutions, must apply to the DC Board of Medicine for a medical training license (MTL), prior to their program onset start date. The MTL is a limited license and practice is solely limited to the training program institution the postgraduate physician trainee has been accepted into.
The processing of an application depends on many factors. To avoid delays, please read all requirements, and application instructions, carefully, prior to completing your application.
Your GME office will serve as the liaison between you and the DC Board of Medicine. Due to the large volume of postgraduate physician residents/fellows applying for a medical training license, questions about information being requested on the license application form, and the process, should first be directed to your GME office.
Once you have completed your application, print, sign, and mail your application, with photo, fee, and supporting documents, to the DC Board of Medicine. Your $100 check fee should be made payable to DC TREASURER. You must mail a copy of your application to your GME office and keep a copy for your files.
- MTL Application Form
- MTL Application Instructions
- Application Checklist
- Character Reference Form
- Criminal Background Check
- Social Security Number Affidavit Form
- Regulation (17 DCMR 4611)
- MTL New Application FAQ’s
Medical Training Registrant (MTR)
Medical residents who are rotating for less than 90 days in any of the academic training institutions in the District must complete the medical training registrant (MTR) form.
If the medical resident holds a full license to practice medicine in another state, they are ineligible for the MTR and must complete a MTL or full application.
Your GME office will serve as the liaison between you and the DC Board of Medicine. Due to the large volume of postgraduate physician residents applying for the MTR, questions about information being requested on the application form, and the process, should first be directed to your GME office.
Please note, all new MTL and MTR applicants must undergo a criminal background check (CBC) as part of the application process. In addition, some applicants may be required to meet additional requirements, including meeting with the Board, prior to being issued an MTL or MTR.
All MTL and MTR approvals will be available online and can be found using the online professional license search tool. No hard copy licenses will be mailed.
17 DCMR 4611 governs the procedures and requirements for the medical training license and medical training registrant.