Towards the middle to end of your 1st year of residency, you will need to take the USMLE Step 3, apply for full licensure in the state of Colorado, and apply for a DEA license. This is a multi-step process, so start early. Below are links to the necessary resources to accomplish this process.
- Step 1: Apply for USMLE Step 3
- Step 2: After receiving your score from USMLE Step 3, apply for a Colorado State Medical License (Takes approx. 60-90 days to get licensed)
- Heidi Romero is a notary.
- Step 3: Obtain DEA license
During your 3rd year of residency, you will need to take your Family Medicine Boards through American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).