Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Postgraduate training for foreign graduates
Action 4882
General Information
Action Summary In the 2017 Session of the General Assembly, HB2277 repealed ยง 54.1-2935, provisions related to licensure of graduates of an institution not approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Board of Medicine. The effect of the legislation was to create parity in the requirement for postgraduate training following medical school by eliminating the requirement of two years of training for foreign graduates and requiring one year for all graduates.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [005232]
Associated Mandates Clerkships for post-graduate training in medicine
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8019 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/18/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.