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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program


  DPM License (PGY1, PGY2 & PGY3)

NBPME Parts I, II & III

Incoming resident must successfully pass parts I, II & III of the National Board of Podiatric Examiners in order to be eligible for a DPM license. 

Army Regulation; AR 40-68, Chapter 4

4–5. Professional responsibility regarding licensure
It is the professional and individual responsibility of military and civilian health care professionals, and other health care personnel as may be required, to obtain and maintain the license, certification, and/or registration required to practice in a particular health care discipline. Deployment or other extended training does not exempt the military member from this requirement. This responsibility includes payment of requisite fees and knowledge of and compliance with all requirements for continuing education and other mandates of the licensing, certification, and/or registration authority.

4–6. Guidance on licensure requirements
a. Professionals directly accessed from a training program who require a license, certification, and/or registration to practice must obtain such authorizing documents within 1 year of the date when all required didactic and clinical requirements are met; within 1 year of completion of postgraduate year 1 (PGY–1) for physicians; and within 2 years after award of the doctoral degree for clinical psychologists. The GS civilian RN who is appointed to a position pending State licensure may not be extended beyond 6 months, or promoted, if licensure has not been attained.