THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

FROM:

Johanna Duncan-Poitier

COMMITTEE:

Higher Education and Professional Practice

TITLE OF ITEM:

Report of the Committee on the Professions Regarding Licensing Petitions

DATE OF SUBMISSION:

February 18, 2005

PROPOSED HANDLING:

Approval (Consent Agenda)

RATIONALE FOR ITEM:

Section 6506(5) of Education Law and Part 24.7 of the Rules of the Board of Regents

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 3

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

Attached for your consideration and approval are recommendations of the Committee on the Professions pertaining to licensing petitions.

 

VOTED:

 

          That the attached recommendations of the Committee on the Professions pertaining to the licensing petitions be approved.

 


 

 

Cases Presented to Board of Regents on:  March 15, 2005                                                                                 SUMMARY REPORT

 

 

PROFESSION

EDUCATION

EXAMINATION

 

 

Experience

Confer Degree Doctor of Medicine

 

 

Three-Year

Limited License

Pre-Professional

 

Professional

Post-Graduate

 

Proficiency

 

Licensing

Certified Public Accountancy

 

 

 

 

07-01-05

 

 

 

Chiropractic

05-01-70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dentistry

 

05-03-50

 

 

 

05-04-50

 

 

05-01-59

05-02-59

Medicine

 

 

05-09-60

 

 

05-22-60*

 

05-10-60

 

05-22-60*

05-27-60C

to

05-39-60C

 

 

Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 

 

 

05-01-40

 

 

 

Pharmacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05-06-21

to

05-09-21

 

Veterinary Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05-03-74

 

 

OTHER:   *Endorsement of Norwegian medical license.

 

 

 

 

Total for fiscal year to date:         269

 

Total for calendar year to date:     40

 


CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

07-01-05

Glenn Edward Bohan

Greenville, NY 12083-0041

 

(Siena College, Loudonville, New York, Bachelor of Business Administration, May 2001)

 

Petition for: Acceptance of passing scores on the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Examination.

Statement of Problem: Mr. Bohan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Siena College in 2001.  His education fully satisfies the educational requirements for CPA licensure in New York.

 

          Commissioner's Regulations specify that an applicant who passed two subtests of the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Examination at one examination administration before December 4, 2003 has a transitional retention period to obtain a passing score on the remaining sections of the computer-based format of the examination.  The transitional period consists of the three-year period in which the applicant was required to pass all sections of the paper-and-pencil examinations, extended to the last day of the month in which the three-year period ends.  However, the transitional period ends earlier if the applicant has exhausted six opportunities to pass the remaining sections of the examination.

 

Mr. Bohan passed the Accounting and Reporting and Law subtests in November 2001.  In May 2003, he passed the Financial Accounting and Reporting subtest.  Mr. Bohan did not sit for the Auditing subtest at two of the paper-and-pencil examination opportunites.  He failed the Auditing subtest twice in the paper-and-pencil format and twice in the computer-based format.   Mr. Bohan passed the Auditing subtest  on  November 30, 2004, one examination administration after the six attempts allowed in Commissioner Regulations.  Mr. Bohan wrote to both the Department and the American institute of Certified Public Accountants shortly after his August 2004 test administration about difficulties he encountered during the computer-based examination.  The examination required the candidate to cut and paste an auditor's report.  The instructions for this procedure were not available as part of the examination or from administrators at the test site.  Although instructions were available on a tutorial on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website, the tutorial required high-speed internet access that was unavailable to Mr. Bohan.  At the November examination date, the cut and paste instructions were included in the examination and he passed the subtest at that time. 

 

Mr. Bohan asks that his passing scores on the four subtests of the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Examination be accepted as the substantial equivalent of passing scores obtained under Commissionerís Regulations.  Based on Mr. Bohan's individual circumstances, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Public Accountancy supports his request. 

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Section 7404 of Education Law and Part 70 of the Commissionerís Regulations require:

 

 

(1) A bachelorís or higher degree based on a program in accountancy.

 

 

(1) Siena College, Loudonville, NY, Bachelor of Business Administration, May 2001.

 


 

 

(2) Passing scores on the Uniform CPA Examination.

(2)(a) November 2001: Auditing, 41; Law, 85; Financial Accounting and Reporting, 68; Accounting and Reporting, 78 (passing scores on the Law and Accounting and Reporting subtests with retention of credit for both).

     (b) May 2002: Financial Accounting and Reporting, 70 (failure).

     (c) November 2002: Auditing, 54; Financial Accounting and Reporting, 67 (failures).

      d) May 2003:  Financial Accounting and Reporting, 78 (passing).

     (e) November 2003: Auditing, 73 (failure).   

     (f) May 2004: Auditing, failure.

     (g) August 2004: Auditing, failure.

     (h) November 2004: Auditing, passing.

 

 


RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Public Accountancy, recommends that the applicantís petition for acceptance of his passing scores on the Uniform CPA Examination be accepted.


THREE-YEAR LIMITED LICENSE IN PHARMACY

 

Petition for: Three-year limited license to practice pharmacy under Section 6805(6) of the Education Law.

 

Statement of Problem:  The applicants listed below have met the education, examination and experience requirements for licensure as a pharmacist in New York State. The only requirement for full licensure that cannot be satisfied at this time is United States citizenship or immigration status as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

 

          Each applicant also has a pending application for full pharmacy licensure, which cannot be granted until he/she satisfies the citizenship or permanent residency requirement.

 

Applicable Guidelines:

 

Section 6805(6) of Education Law relates to the requirement of United States citizenship or permanent resident status for licensure as a pharmacist in New York State and allows the Board of Regents to grant a one time, three-year waiver (plus an extension of not more than one year) for an alien pharmacist to practice in New York State if all other licensure requirements are satisfied.

 

NAME OF PETITIONER

05-06-21

Phuong Giang N. Bui

New York, NY 10002

05-07-21

Soo Sun Hwang

New York, NY  10019

 

05-08-21

Ruchi Khanna

New Rochelle, NY  10802-1831

 


 

NAME OF PETITIONER

05-09-21

Jian Ni

New York, NY  10010

 

ACTION: The Department shall issue a limited license for a maximum of three years to practice pharmacy in New York State to each applicant, conditional upon approval by the Department of all documentation needed to verify satisfaction of all pharmacy licensure requirements other than citizenship. The limited license may be renewed, if appropriate, for one year.


NURSE PRACTITIONER IN PSYCHIATRY

05-01-40

Paul William Daugherty

Horseheads, NY 14845

 

(Corning Community College, A.A.S. in Nursing, 1978; Community General Hospital, Syracuse, New York, certificate in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, 1994)

 

Petition for:  Acceptance of experience for nurse practitioner certification under alternative criteria.

 

Statement of Problem:  Mr. Daugherty holds New York State certification as a nurse practitioner in adult health issued on the basis of completion of the Adult Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Community General Hospital, Syracuse, New York.  He is petitioning for nurse practitioner certification in the additional specialty area of psychiatry under alternative criteria.

 

          For certification in an additional specialty area under alternative criteria, Commissioner's Regulations require, in addition to appropriate education, evidence of 1,000 hours of clinical practice in the specialty area in which the additional certification is sought in a health care facility licensed pursuant to Article 28 of the Public Health Law.   Mr. Daugherty has presented evidence of over 1,000 hours of experience as a nurse practitioner in psychiatry at the Central New York Psychiatric Center at Midstate Correctional Facility, Marcy, New York.  He asks that his experience be accepted as the substantial equivalent of experience in an Article 28 facility.  The Executive Secretary of the State Board for Nursing supports his request.

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 64.4 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires under alternative criteria:

 

(1)  Sixty hours of continuing education in the specialty area in which certification is sought. 

(1)  Sixty hours of continuing education in the area of psychiatry. 

(2) 1,000 hours of clinical practice in the specialty area in which additional certification is sought in a health care facility licensed pursuant to Article 28 of the Public Health Law.

(2) More than 1,000 hours of experience as a nurse practitioner in psychiatry at the Central New York Psychiatric Center at Midstate Correctional Facility, Marcy, New York from April 2001 through March 2004. 


 

(3) Completion of an acceptable course of at least three semester hours or the equivalent in pharmacology. 

(3) Completed three semester hours in pharmacology as part of his Adult Health Nurse Practitioner program at Community General Hospital, Syracuse, New York, 1994.

 

RECOMMENDATION:   The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Nursing, recommends that the applicantís petition for acceptance of 1,000 hours of experience as a nurse practitioner at the Central New York Psychiatric Center at Midstate Correctional Facility, Marcy, New York as the substantial equivalent of experience in a health care facility licensed pursuant to Article 28 of the New York State Public Health Law be approved. 


DENTISTRY

05-03-50

Sangeeta Gajendra

Rochester, NY  14620

 

(Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 1997)

 

Petition for:  Acceptance of education

 

Statement of Problem:  Dr. Gajendra did not complete the two academic years of study required in an accredited dental school program culminating in certification that the applicant has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of that school.  Such study is required for applicants completing a program of dental education in an unregistered or unaccredited dental school. 

 

          Dr. Gajendra completed the two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center of the University of Rochester in December 2004. This program is acknowledged by the State Board for Dentistry as the substantial equivalent of the two-year program required in regulation. Dr. Gajendra asks that her study at the Eastman Dental Center of the University of Rochester be accepted to satisfy Commissioner's Regulations.

 

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 61 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires:

 

(1) Not less than 60 semester hours of preprofessional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology, and physics.

(1) University of Bombay, Bombay, India, 1977-80, B.S., January 1981.

(2) Four academic years of dental education culminating in a degree in an acceptable dental school.

(2) Five years of acceptable dental education culminating in the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, 1997.

 

(3) Two academic years of study in an accredited dental school program culminating in certification that the applicant has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of that school.

(3) Two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the University of Rochester, Eastman Dental Center, December 2004.

(4) Satisfactory scores on Parts I and II of the National Dental Board Examinations.

(4) Acceptable scores on Part I (December 1996) and Part II (December 1997) of the National Dental Board Examinations.

(5) Satisfactory performance on the clinical examination administered by the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners.

(5)

(6) United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

(6)

(7) Evidence of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

(7) Completed the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends that the applicant's advanced program in general dentistry at the University of Rochester be accepted as the substantial equivalent of the required two academic years of dental study in a registered or accredited dental school program.


DENTISTRY

05-04-50

Warren Albert Radcliffe

Chatham, NJ  07928

 

(University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, D.D.S., May 1962)

 

Petition for:  Acceptance of 1962 New Jersey state licensing examination.

 

Statement of Problem:   Dr. Radcliffe satisfies the educational requirements for licensure in dentistry through his study at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, culminating in the D.D.S. degree awarded in May 1962.

 

          Dr. Radcliffe was licensed in April 1962 in New Jersey on the basis of the two-day New Jersey written and practical examination.  Commissioner's Regulations require that an applicant for licensure in dentistry in New York State must successfully complete a licensing examination consisting of Parts I and II, designed to sample knowledge from all areas related to dentistry, and Part III, an examination in clinical dentistry, the scope and content of which shall be determined by the State Board for Dentistry. Currently, the Department accepts the National Board Dental Examinations to satisfy Parts I and II and the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners clinical examination to satisfy Part III of the licensing examination requirement. In 1962, the National Board Dental Examination was not a requirement for licensure in either New York or New Jersey.  Both states administered their own state licensing examinations at that time.

 

          Dr. Radcliffe has documented over 40 years of successful dental practice in New Jersey.  In addition, he was awarded a Certificate in Endodontics by Columbia University in 1971.  Dr. Radcliffe asks that the 1962 New Jersey State licensing examination be accepted to satisfy the requirements in Commissioner's Regulations.  Based on Dr. Radcliffe's unique situation, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry supports his request.

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 61 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires:

 

(1) Not less than 60 semester hours of preprofessional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology, and physics.

(1) At least 60 semester hours of preprofessional education at the University of Pennsylvania.

(2) Four academic years of dental education culminating in a degree in an acceptable dental school.

(2) Four years of acceptable dental education culminating in the degree of D.D.S. at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1962.

(3) Satisfactory scores on Parts I and II of the National Dental Board Examinations.

(3)

(4) Satisfactory performance on the clinical examination administered by the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners.

(4)

(5) United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

(5) United States citizen.

(6) Evidence of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

(6) Certificate of Completion of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends that the applicant's petition for acceptance of the 1962 New Jersey State licensing examination be accepted.


THREE YEAR LIMITED LICENSE IN DENTISTRY

 

Petition for: Three-year limited license to practice Dentistry under Section 6604(6) of the Education Law.

 

Statement of Problem: The applicants listed below have satisfied the education and examination requirements for licensure as a dentist in New York State. The only requirement for full licensure that cannot be satisfied at this time is United States citizenship or immigration status as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

 

          Each applicant has an opportunity to practice dentistry in an area which has been designated a Federal Dental Health Professions Shortage Area and requests a three-year waiver of the citizenship requirement under Section 6604(6) of the Education Law. Each applicant must sign an affidavit stating the exact location of the shortage area where he/she will practice before the three-year limited license will be issued.

 

Applicable Guidelines: Section 6604(6) of Education Law relates to the requirement of United States citizenship or permanent resident status for licensure as a dentist in New York State and allows the Board of Regents to grant a one time, three-year waiver of this requirement for an alien dentist to practice in New York State if all other licensure requirements are satisfied and to grant an additional extension not to exceed six years to enable the alien to secure citizenship or permanent resident status, provided such status is being actively pursued.

 

NAME OF PETITIONER

05-01-59

Savpreet Dhami

East Greenwich, RI 02818

05-02-59

Eunhee Choi

Seoul 143822

South Korea

 

 

ACTION: The Department shall issue a three-year limited license to each applicant to practice dentistry in New York State in a Federal Dental Health Professions Shortage Area upon approval by the Department of all documentation needed to verify satisfaction of all dentistry licensure requirements other than citizenship and an acceptable Affidavit of Agreement on the applicantís location of employment.  The limited license may be renewed upon the lawful submission of an application for an extension of not more than six years, at the discretion of the Department.


CHIROPRACTIC

05-01-70

Robert Allen Hecht

Helena, MT  59601-5248

 

[Northwestern Health Sciences University, (formerly: Northwestern College of Chiropractic) Bloomington, Minnesota, Doctor of Chiropractic, 1973]

 

Petition for  Waiver of the requirements pertaining to acceptability of licensing examinations and acceptance of preprofessional education.

 

Statement of Problem: Dr. Hecht took and passed the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Part I examination in April 1971 and the Part II examination in April 1972. The applicant has documented more than 30 years of professional practice.  Commissionerís Regulations permit acceptance of passing grades on the NBCE examinations administered subsequent to September 1, 1977.  The State Board for Chiropractic has recommended, since April 1992, that all NBCE Part I and Part II passing scores be accepted regardless of the date of administration.

 

          In addition, Dr. Hecht lacks college coursework in physics. Section 24.3(a) of the Commissioner's Regulations allows the Committee on the Professions (COP) to waive up to six semester hours of preprofessional education.  Department staff support such action by the COP.

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Sections 6554 and 6507 of the Education Law require:

 

(1) Two years of satisfactory preprofessional college study.

(1) Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana, 9/1967-6/1968.

(2) University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 9/1968-6/1969.

(3) Southern California University of      Health Sciences, Certificate of Orthopedics, 10/1983-9/1990.

See Statement of Problem.


 

(3) Acceptable scores on satisfactory licensing examinations.

(3)(a) See Statement of Problem.

 

(3)(b) Clinical competency examinations passed in Montana, 1973.

(4) United States citizenship or immigration status as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

(4) United States citizen.

(5) Good moral character.

(5) Good moral character.


(6) Evidence of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

(6) Completed the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

 

  and Section 59.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires, in addition, for endorsement:

 

(1) License in good standing in another state.

(1) Licensed in Montana, 1973. 

(2) Evidence of at least two years of satisfactory experience following licensure.

(2) Evidence of more than thirty years of acceptable experience.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Chiropractic, recommends that the applicant's education be approved and that the combination of examinations, in conjunction with other qualifications, be accepted for endorsement.

 

THREE-YEAR LIMITED LICENSE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

 

Petition for:  Three-year limited license to practice veterinary medicine under Section 6704(6) of the Education Law.

 

Statement of Problem: The applicant listed below has met the education and examination requirements for licensure as a veterinarian in New York State. The only requirement for full licensure that cannot be satisfied at this time is United States citizenship or immigration status as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

 

          The applicant also has a pending application for full veterinary medical licensure, which cannot be granted until she satisfies the citizenship or permanent residency requirement.

 

Applicable Guidelines: Section 6704(6) of Education Law relates to the requirement of United States citizenship or permanent resident status for licensure as a veterinarian in New York State and allows the Board of Regents to grant a one time, three-year waiver (plus an extension of not more than one year) for an alien veterinarian to practice in New York State if all other licensure requirements are satisfied.

 

Name of Petitioner

05-03-74

Judith Sonja Goelkel

Millbrook, NY 12545-5464

 

ACTION: The Department shall issue a limited license for a maximum of three years to practice veterinary medicine in New York State to the applicant, conditional upon approval by the Department of all documentation needed to verify satisfaction of all veterinary medicine licensure requirements other than citizenship. The limited license may be renewed upon the lawful submission of an application for an extension of not more than one year, at the discretion of the Department.


MEDICINE

05-22-60

Grethe Stoa Birketvedt

New York, NY 10021

 

(University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, Candidate of Medicine, 1983)

 

Petition for:  Satisfaction of proficiency examination and postgraduate hospital training requirements and endorsement of her Norwegian medical license.

 

Statement of Problem:  Commissionerís Regulations allow endorsement of an applicantís license from another jurisdiction if appropriate requirements are met and the applicant has not failed any part of New York Stateís licensing examination. Dr. Birketvedt has never attempted this Stateís licensing examination. Commissionerís Regulations allow endorsement of a license granted in a foreign country if licensure in that country is regulated by an acceptable organization with responsibility for quality assurance and provided that the applicant meets the requirements of Sections 60.1 and 60.5. The Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine has determined that medical licenses granted in Norway satisfy such criteria.

 

          The Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine has reviewed the documentation submitted in support of Dr. Birketvedtís application and recommends that the proficiency examination, clinical competency examination, and postgraduate hospital training requirements be considered satisfied. Commissionerís Regulations allow an acceptable diplomate certificate earned through experience and examination to satisfy the clinical competency examination. A review of the requirements for Dr. Birketvedtís Specialty Certificate in General Practice from the Norwegian Medical Association indicates that it meets the criteria for satisfying the clinical competency examination requirement. The Executive Secretary recommends that the applicantís advanced M.D./Ph.D. program in Gastroenterology and Neuroendocrinology satisfy the proficiency examination requirement. Lastly, the Executive Secretary recommends that her three-year residency at the University Hospital of Northern Norway and her five-year fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania satisfy the required three years of postgraduate hospital training.


 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Sections 60.1 and 60.5 of the Commissionerís Regulations require:

 

(1) Six years of postsecondary education, including at least 32 months of medical education.

(1) University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, Candidate of Medicine, 1983.

(2) Proficiency examination.

(2)  M.D./Ph.D. in Gastroenterology and Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromso, Tromso, Norway, August 1995.

(3) Three years of approved postgraduate hospital training.

(3) (a) Residency in General Practice and Family Medicine, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromso, Norway, 1983-87.

(b) Fellowship in Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995-2000.

(4) Appropriate medical license or certificate. 

(4) Medical license, Norway, 1984. 

(5) Acceptable scores on a clinical competency examination acceptable to the Department.

(5)  Specialty Certificate in General Practice, Norwegian Medical Association, Oslo, Norway, 2000.

(6) Not less than five years of satisfactory professional experience.

(6) More than five years of satisfactory professional experience.

(7) United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent resident status in the United States.

(7)  Permanent resident status.

(8) Evidence of good moral character.

(8) Good moral character.

 

(9) Evidence of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

(9)  Certificate of Completion of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

 

RECOMMENDATION:   The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine, recommends that the applicantís proficiency examination and postgraduate hospital training requirements be considered satisfied and that her Norwegian medical license be endorsed.

 

MEDICINE

05-09-60

Seyed Alireza Emamian

Rockville, MD 20852

 

(Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 1976-84)

 

Petition for: Acceptance of education.

 

Statement of Problem: Commissioner's Regulations require that an applicant for licensure in medicine must have completed an acceptable medical education program and received a medical degree. Dr. Emamian completed the full medical curriculum and examinations required for conferral of the medical degree by Tehran University of Medical Sciences. However, the University requires that students complete a social service requirement after their formal study before the degree can be conferred.  Because of the political turmoil during the middle of his social service obligation, Dr. Emamian fled Iran and received asylum in Denmark after completing only part of the social service requirement. Consequently, the University never awarded him a medical degree.

 

          Dr. Emamian requests that the studies he completed toward the medical degree be accepted to satisfy the education requirements for licensure.  Based on Dr. Emamian's unique circumstances, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine supports his request.   

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Sections 60.1 and 60.5 of the Commissionerís Regulations require:

 

(1) Six years of postsecondary education, including a medical education at least 32 months in length.

(1)    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 1976-84.

(2) Proficiency examination.

(2) ECFMG Certification, June 1989.


 


(3) Three years of approved postgraduate hospital training.

(3) PGY-1 in internal medicine from July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996 at New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York; PGY-2 through PGY-4 in diagnostic radiology from July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1999 at Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.; PGY-5 in pediatric radiology and PGY-6 in pediatric neuroradiology at Children's National Medical Center, Washington D.C. from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

(4) Acceptable scores on the New York State licensing examination.

(4) Acceptable scores on FLEX Components 1 and 2 in December 1993.

(5) United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent resident status in the United States.

(5) Permanent residence status.

(6) Evidence of good moral character.

(6) Good moral character.

(7) Evidence of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

(7) Certificate of Completion of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine, recommends that the applicantís preprofessional and professional education be considered satisfied.


MEDICINE

05-10-60

Michael H. Wood

Warren, MI 48092

 

(Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, Doctor of Medicine, May 1972)

 

Petition for: Acceptance of the Georgia state-constructed medical licensing examination taken after January 1, 1972.

 

Statement of Problem:  Applicants may be considered for endorsement of an out-of-state medical license based on a state-constructed examination taken prior to January 1, 1972, provided that this examination and the required passing score were substantially equivalent to the New York State examination administered during the same time period.  By January 1, 1972, the majority of states had adopted the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) as their medical licensing examination. 

 

          Dr. Wood was licensed by the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners after passing its August 1973 state-constructed medical licensing examination.  The Department had determined that the Georgia state-constructed medical examinations administered through January 1, 1972 were substantially equivalent to the New York State medical licensing examinations.  The Executive Director of the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners previously notified the Department that the examination taken by the applicant was equal to any Georgia State Board examination offered prior to January 1972.  The applicant achieved scores on this examination that exceeded New York State requirements.  Department staff support Dr. Woodís petition to accept the Georgia state-constructed medical licensing examination as satisfying New York Stateís licensing examination requirement.

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Commissionerís Regulations, Part 60, require:

 

(1) Eligibility for admission to the New York State medical licensing examination.

(2)    Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, Doctor of Medicine, May 1972.

(2) One year of approved postgraduate hospital training

(2)  Five years of accredited residency in surgery from July 1, 1972 to June 30, 1977 at Wayne State University School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Detroit, Michigan.

(3) Appropriate medical license or certificate.

(3) Georgia medical license issued in August 1973.

(4) Acceptable scores on a licensing examination in accordance with Section 60.4.

(4) Georgia state-constructed medical licensing examination successfully completed in August 1973.

(5) Not less than two years of satisfactory experience.

(5) More than eight years of satisfactory experience.

(6) United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent resident status in the United States.

(6) United States citizen.

(7) Evidence of good moral character.

(7) Good moral character.

(8) Evidence of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

(8) Certificate of Completion of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine, recommends that the applicantís Georgia state-constructed medical licensing examination be accepted to satisfy New York Stateís licensing examination requirement.


MEDICINE

 

Petition for: Conferral of the degree Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) pursuant to Section 6529 of the Education Law.

 

Summary Statement: The petitioners listed below are all graduates of foreign medical schools who have been licensed in New York.

 

          The applicable requirements of Section 3.57 of the Rules of the Board of Regents require completion of a medical education program in a foreign medical school satisfactory to the Department which does not grant the degree Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), and in which the philosophy and curriculum were equivalent, as determined by the Department in accordance with the policy of the Board of Regents, to those in programs leading to the degree Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at medical schools in the United States satisfactory to, or registered by, the Board of Regents and the Department.  Secondly, petitioners must have licensure to practice medicine in New York State in accordance with provisions of Section 6524 or 6528 of the Education Law or their equivalent as determined by the Board of Regents pursuant to their authority under Section 6506 of the Education Law.

 

 

NAME OF PETITIONER

QUALIFICATIONS

05-27-60C

Ayaz Alwani

Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

(1)  Sind Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 7/14/87.

(2)  License #207002, issued on 6/18/97.

05-28-60C

Saeed Bajwa

Dix Hills, NY 11746

 

(1)  Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Pakistan, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 10/13/80.

(2)  License #205584, issued on 1/16/97.

05-29-60C

Lia Bartella

New York, NY 10021

(1)  University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 7/16/94.

(2)  License #001724, issued on 8/28/02.

05-30-60C

Karina Bibicheff

Flushing, NY 11367

(1)  Tashkent State Medical Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Physician, 6/17/94.

(2)  License #230795, issued on 12/16/03.


 

05-31-60C

Michelle Colev

Bronx, NY 10465

(1)  Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 10/28/04.

(2)  License #234400, issued on 11/4/04.

05-32-60C

Jason De Mattia

Baytown, TX 77521

(1)  Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 6/8/01.

(2)  License #234587, issued on 12/1/04.

 

05-33-60C

Ramon Fabregas

Albany, NY 12208

(1)  University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Physician, 8/3/56.

(2)  License #111269, issued on 1/25/72.

 

05-34-60C

Kiran Dave

Albertson, NY 11507

(1)  University of Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 12/1/76.

(2)  License #187119, issued on 10/1/91.

05-35-60C

Mahesh Kuthuru

Syracuse, NY 13210

(1)  Osmania University-Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 12/23/91.

(2)  License #215662, issued on 9/2/99.

05-36-60C

Ranford Miller

Niskayuna, NY 12309

 

(1)  University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 8/1/77.

(2)  License #179010, issued on 7/5/89.

05-37-60C

Michael Morris

Tarrytown, NY 10591

(1)  Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 6/8/01.

(2)  License #234772, issued on 12/28/04.

05-38-60C

John Mulhall

Harrison, NY 10604

(1)  Dublin University, Dublin, Ireland, Bachelor of Medicine & Obstetrics Arts, 6/27/85.

(2)  License #225805, issued on 7/30/02.

05-39-60C

Edward Pakstis

Rockville Centre, NY 11570

(1)  Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 12/20/82.

(2)  License #160126, issued on 9/17/84.

 


RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the State Board for Medicine, recommends that the petitioners be awarded the degree Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in accordance with provisions of Section 6529 of the Education Law.