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GETTING YOUR LICENSE

Get your NPI

Goto http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalProvIdentStand/

Tips for filling out the form:

  • The primary address: LSUHSC 433 Bolivar NO,LA 70112
  • The mailing address: your program office
  • Use the program office phone number
  • The taxonomy code is "Student in an Organized Health Care/Education/Training Program"
  • Once they have their NPI numbers, then need to link it to Louisiana Medicaid, especially to write scripts http://www.lamedicaid.com/provweb1/Hipaa/npi.htm

Get your DEA

Applying for Step 3 and getting your license and DEA number

Step 3 Checklist

  • Decide a month to take Step 3 - you will begin the application process 4-8 weeks prior to that month. Once you finish the process you will have 3 months to take the exam.
  • Check to make sure you are eligible for Louisiana License State Requirements - Scroll down and click on Louisiana for specific requirements
  • Apply for Step 3 via the website at FSMB - Click on Exam Services the Step 3 Homepage Be prepared for the cost - $655.
  • Get signature page in mail - have a passport picture available and sign with the notary. Most of the hospitals we rotate with have a Notary on site, and it's usually free for physicians - check with the operator for their location
  • Complete the FSVS application at FSMB - click on Step 3 request. Part of this is to release old Step 1 and 2 scores - which costs $50. Since FSVS is a new requirement, I am unclear if the actual FSVS application needs to be completed (which would be an additional $370)
  • Send check to LSBM - $282. They'll automatically send you a letter and return envelope in the mail.
  • Get the orange scheduling request in the mail - you now have 90 days to schedule and take the test.
    Total cost: $987 - 1357

State Licensure
You state license number will come in the mail automatically after the state receives your passing scores - you will need two letter of references that you can get from any of your attendings.

Remember: The license is good until your birthday - do not begin this application process two month prior to your birthday, because you will have to turn around and pay it again ($150) for the next year.


If you haven't taken Step 3 by June 20th (ie, received your passing results in the mail): You will need a letter from Dr. Haydel in order to renew your internship card. The renewal fee is $50. Your intern permit expires June 30th - don't wait until June 30th to renew. You will need your new Permit in order to begin work on July 1.

DEA Application