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

                                                                                                                        

TO:                                  The Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee

 

FROM:                             Johanna Duncan-Poitier

 

SUBJECT:                        Report of the Committee on the Professions Regarding Licensing Petitions

 

DATE:                              July 29, 2005

 

STRATEGIC GOAL:         Goal 3

 

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

Executive Summary

 

 

Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)

 

          Should the Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions pertaining to licensing petitions as listed on the attachment?

 

Proposed Handling

 

          The question will come before the Higher Education & Professional Practice Committee at its September 2005 meeting where it will be voted on and action taken.  It will then come before the Full Board at its September 2005 meeting for final action.

 

Procedural History

 

          Section 6506(5) of the Education Law and Part 24.7 of the Rules of the Board of Regents authorizes the Regents to waive education, experience and examination requirements for a professional license as well as confer the degree Doctor of Medicine.

 

Background Information

 

          There are 17 licensing petitions and 10 requests for the conferral of the degree Doctor of Medicine for review and approval.

 

 


Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions regarding licensing petitions.

 

Timetable for Implementation

 

          Approval of the Committee on the Professionsí recommendations will be effective September 9, 2005.


 

 

Cases Presented to Board of Regents on:  September 9, 2005                                                                                 SUMMARY REPORT

 

 

PROFESSION

EDUCATION

EXAMINATION

 

 

Experience

Confer Degree Doctor of Medicine

 

 

Three-Year

Limited License

Pre-Professional

 

Professional

Post-Graduate

 

Proficiency

 

Licensing

Diagnostic Radiologic Physics

 

 

05-01-09

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dentistry

 

05-08-50

05-09-50

 

 

 

 

 

 

05-09-59

to

05-11-59

 

Medicine

 

05-68-60

 

 

 

 

 

05-69-60

05-92-60C

to

05-101-60C

 

Pharmacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05-17-21

05-18-21

Veterinary Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05-07-74

to

05-13-74

 

OTHER:   .

 

 

 

 

Total for fiscal year to date:          117

 

Total for calendar year to date:    157

 


 

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC PHYSICS

05-01-09

Glenn Russell Deacon II

Chula Vista, CA 91910

 

(San Diego State University, San Diego, California, B.S. in Business Administration, June 1994 and 8 subsequent graduate-level credits; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Master of Arts in Physics Education, January 2004)

 

Petition for: Acceptance of education.

 

Statement of Problem: Mr. Deacon has applied for licensure in the medical physics specialty area of diagnostic radiologic physics. Commissioner's Regulations require that an applicant complete an acceptable master's degree program in medical physics, physics, another physical science, mathematics, engineering, or an equivalent field.  Mr. Deacon's bachelor's degree was in business administration, and he has completed eight semester hours of graduate-level study in physics, medical health physics, and radiation biology at San Diego State University. He earned a master's degree in physics education from the University of Virginia in 2004. His studies included coursework in all the required areas for licensure, but he has not earned a masterís degree in one of the subject areas specified in Commissionerís Regulations.

 

          Mr. Deacon asks that his education be accepted as the substantial equivalent of a master's degree in the specified fields.  The Executive Secretary of the State Committee for Medical Physics supports his request.

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Sections 8705 and 8708 of Education Law and Subpart 79-8 of Commissioner's Regulations require:

 

(1) A master's or doctoral degree program in medical physics, physics, another physical science, mathematics, engineering, or an equivalent field which incorporated or was supplemented by education and/or experience in radiation protection, radiation biology, dosimetry, instrumentation, and clinical applications thereof.

(1) (a) San Diego State University, San Diego, California, B.S. in business administration, June 1994.

(b)  Eight semester hours of graduate-level study in physics, medical health physics, and radiation biology at San Diego State University, San Diego, California,  1998.

 

 

     (c) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Master of Arts in Physics Education, January 2004.

(2) Two years of full-time work experience in the medical physics specialty for which the applicant seeks licensure.

(2)

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, with the concurrence of the Executive Secretary of the State Committee for Medical Physics, recommends that the applicant's education 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

05-17-21

Sonia J. Patel

East Greenbush, New York 12061

 

05-18-21

Venkata S. Kodali

Richland, Washington  99354

 

 

 

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.


DENTISTRY

05-08-50

Abidin Hakan Tuncer

Rochester, NY  14623-1241

 

(Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, D.D.S., September 1993)

 

Petition for:  Acceptance of education.

 

Statement of Problem:  Dr. Tuncer 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. Tuncer completed the two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center of the University of Rochester on June 30, 2005. This program is acknowledged by the State Board for Dentistry as the substantial equivalent of the two-year program required in regulation.

 

 

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) Two years of preprofessional education as part of studies at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1987-89.

(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 Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993.

(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, Rochester, New York, June 30, 2005.


 

(4) Satisfactory scores on Parts I and II 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)

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends that the applicant's successful completion of the 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

05-09-50

Patricia Nino de Guzman Garay

Rochester, NY  14620

 

(Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Surgeon Dentist, 1996)

 

Petition for:  Acceptance of education.

 

Statement of Problem:  Dr. Nino de Guzman Garay 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. Nino de Guzman Garay completed the two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center of the University of Rochester on June 30, 2005. This program is acknowledged by the State Board for Dentistry as the substantial equivalent of the two-year program required in regulation.

 

 

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) Two years of preprofessional education as part of studies at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, January 1988 - December 1989.

(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 Surgeon Dentist at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, 1996.


 

(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, Rochester, New York, June 30, 2005.

(4) Satisfactory scores on Parts I and II 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) Certificate of Completion.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends that the applicant's successful completion of the 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.


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

05-09-59

Aharon Ernan

Rochester, NY  14618

05-10-59

Mijin Kim

Rochester, NY  14623

05-11-59

Latha Voladri

Jersey City, NJ  07306

 

 


 

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.


 

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 applicants listed below have met the education and examination requirements for licensure as veterinarians 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 veterinary medical licensure, which cannot be granted until he/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

05-07-74  

Mohamed Riad Abdellatif

Paterson, NJ 07503

05-08-74 

Geraldine Dalibard

New York, NY 10024

05-09-74

Anna Claire Jenkins

New York, NY 10023

05-10-74 

Susan Anne Meeking

New York, NY 10022

05-11-74 

Michelle Stacy Saydack

Long Beach, NY 11561


 

05-12-74 

Jade Po Ying Wong

Glen Cove, NY 11542

05-13-74 

Chandra Sagi

Tuskagee, AL 36088-1633

 

ACTION: The Department shall issue a limited license for a maximum of three years to practice veterinary medicine in New York State to each 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

05-68-60

Zai-Feng Huang

Houston, TX 77054

 

(Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, Peopleís Republic of China, Graduation Diploma, 1976; Shanghai Second Medical College, Shanghai, Peopleís Republic of China, Master of Medicine, 1983)

 

Petition for: Acceptance of education.

 

Statement of Problem: Dr. Huang earned a Graduation Diploma from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1976 after completing a three-year medical education program that combined Traditional Chinese Medicine and allopathic (Western) medicine.  Subsequently, Dr. Huang earned a Master of Medicine diploma in 1983 after three years of study in cardiology at Shanghai Second Medical College.

 

          Dr. Huang enrolled in a doctoral program in cardiovascular science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, in 1991 and was awarded a Ph.D. in May 1999.   Prior to his doctoral program, Dr. Huang held a post-doctoral research appointment in cardiology at Baylor University from November 1988 to July 1991, including attendance at weekly Grand Rounds and case discussions.  Following his Ph.D. program, Dr. Huang was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, in the area of integrative biology and pharmacology from 1999-2000.  From August 2000 through June 2001, Dr. Huang was a postdoctoral fellow in cellular oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.  In July 2001, Dr. Huang started a three-year residency in internal medicine at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

 

Dr. Huang asks that his Traditional Chinese Medicine and allopathic medicine study in the People's Republic of China, his doctoral study at Baylor University, and his postdoctoral positions be accepted as the equivalent of the preprofessional and medical education required in Regulations.  Based on the unique education and training of this applicant, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine supports his petition.


         

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) (a) Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, 1973-76, Graduation Diploma, 1976.

     (b) Shanghai Second Medical College, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, 1980-83, Master of Medicine, 1983.

     (c) Post-doctoral research position in cardiovascular science, Baylor University, Houston, Texas, 1988-91.

     (d) Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1991-99, Ph.D., May 1999.

     (e) Postdoctoral fellowship in integrative biology and pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, 1999-2000.

     (f)  Postdoctoral fellowship in cellular oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2000-01.

(2) Proficiency examination.

(2) ECFMG certification, October 1998.

(3) Three years of approved postgraduate hospital training.

(3) PGY 1-3 in internal medicine at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004.

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

(4)

(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)

 

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

05-69-60

Moses Nochum Shalit

Houston, TX 77056

 

(University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, South Africa, M.B., Ch.B., November 1969)

 

Petition for: Waiver of two years of postgraduate hospital training.

 

Statement of Problem: Commissioner's Regulations require that a physician educated in a medical school not accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education must complete three years of postgraduate hospital training accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  Dr. Shalit earned an M.B., Ch.B. degree from the University of Witwatersrand in 1969.   After graduation he completed six-month internships in surgery at the Non European Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa and in general medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.  He served as a Senior Medical Officer in obstetrics and gynecology for six months at Natalspruit Hospital, Gauteng, South Africa.  From 1971 to 1977, he was in private practice in Johannesburg and also served as Company Doctor for Pan American World Airways from 1973 to 1977.   Dr. Shalit moved to the United States in 1977 and has practiced successfully in Texas from 1978 to the present.

 

Dr. Shalit asks that his training and experience in South Africa and his extensive experience while practicing in Texas be accepted to satisfy the postgraduate hospital training requirement for licensure.  Based on the unique circumstances and extensive experience of this applicant, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine supports his petition

         

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)  University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, South Africa, M.B., Ch.B. November 1969.

(2) Proficiency examination.

(2) ECFMG certification October, 1977.

(3) Three years of approved postgraduate hospital training.

(3)

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

(4) Acceptable score on the Federation Licensing Examination, December 1977.

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

(5) United States citizen.

(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.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine, recommends that the applicantís postgraduate hospital training experience requirement be considered satisfied.

 


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

05-92-60C

Aitezaz Ahmed

Rochester, NY 14618

(1)  King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 5/1/88.

(2)  License # 216803, issued on 2/15/00.

05-93-60C

Patricia Close

Ryebrook, NY 10580

(1)  Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 6/10/80.

(2)  License #148075, issued on 10/30/81.

05-94-60C

Ranjan Dasgupta

Ryebrook, NY 10573

 

(1)  Jawajarlal Institute of Medical Education, Pondicherry, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 2/5/81.

(2)  License #205606, issued on 1/17/97.

05-95-60C

Ronald Hicks II

Sparks, NV 89434

(1)  Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 12/14/90.

(2)  License #203230, issued on 6/7/96.


 

05-96-60C

Alok Khorana

Henrietta, NY 14467

(1)  Baroda Medical College, Baroda, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 6/25/95.

(2)  License #230539, issued on 11/17/03.

05-97-60C

Iosif Kolbovsky

White Plains, NY 10604

(1)  Azerbaijan State University, Baku, Russia, Physician, 6/22/84.

(2)  License #199991, issued on 7/5/95.

 

05-98-60C

Bordes Laurent

Brooklyn, NY 11210

 

(1)  Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Titulo, 1/19/82.

(2)  License #197503, issued on 10/18/94.

05-99-60C

Sivagama Rathnam

Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

(1)  University of Madras, Madras, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 8/1/89.

(2)  License #193782, issued on 9/25/93.

05-100-60C

Bangalore Sridhara

Orangeburg, NY 10962

(1)  Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 6/4/83.

(2)  License #213781, issued on 4/22/99.

05-101-60C

Min Xu

New York, NY 10002

(1)  Shanghai University, Shanghai, Peopleís Republic of China, Certificate of Graduation, 6/1/84.

(2)  License #203518, issued on 7/1/96.

 

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.