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(1) The fifth pathway program is one year of supervised clinical education or training in an educational center approved for that purpose by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association or successors.

(2) The fifth pathway program, as approved by the American Medical Association Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education may be accepted by the board if the applicant:

(a) is a United States citizen, and

(b) has completed, in an accredited college or university in the United States, undergraduate premedical education of the quality acceptable for matriculation in an LCME-accredited U.S. medical school, and

(c) has completed four years of didactic instruction at a medical school outside the U.S. or Canada that is listed in the World Health Directory of Medical Schools, and

(d) has completed all of the formal requirements of the foreign medical school except internship, social service or certain clinical or practice requirements of the school or government, and

(e) has attained a score satisfactory to the sponsoring medical school on a screening examination, and

(f) has passed the foreign medical graduate examination in the medical sciences, or parts I and II of the examination of the National Board of Medical Examiners ("NBME") , or Component I of the Federation Licensing Examination ("FLEX") , or Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination ("USMLE") .

(3) Suitable evidence must be provided to the board of the fifth pathway program.

History: 37-3-203, MCA; IMP, 37-3-102, 37-3-306, 37-3-307, 37-3-309, MCA; NEW, Eff. 5/5/75; NEW, Eff. 3/7/76; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic. , Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 2480, Eff. 11/23/95; TRANS, from Commerce, 2001 MAR p. 1471.

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