Family and General Practitioners

SOC Code: 29-1062

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description

Physicians attempt to maintain and improve the health of their patients by diagnosing medical problems and prescribing treatments.


1.  Graduate from an approved school of allopathic or osteopathic medicine.
2.  One year internship; or One year postgraduate training. (Two years if foreign-trained)
3.  Pass a written exam approved by the Board.
4.  Complete a written application formulated by the Board.
5.  Satisfactorily pass an interview with the Board.


Conviction of a felony.
Drug and/or alcohol abuse.
Dishonesty, fraud, or gross negligence.
Fraud or deceit in obtaining certificate.
Manifest incapacity to practice.

School Located in Wyoming
There are no medical schools located in Wyoming; however, Wyoming residents are eligible to study out of state at in-state rates through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) or WWAMI programs. For more information about WICHE and/or WWAMI contact:
        Nancy Smueles, Certifying Officer
        University of Wyoming Box 3432
        Laramie, Wyoming  82071
        Phone: (307) 766-6702

There are two Family Practice Residency programs, affiliated with the University of Wyoming, that serve Casper and Cheyenne.


Physicians must be licensed by the State Board of Medicine to work in Wyoming.


The written examination is administered two times a year:  June and December in Wyoming. Interviews before the Board occur at the February, June, and October meetings.

License $350.00
Annual Renewal $200.00
Temporary License $100.00

Fees, applications, and other information available at: 

Licensing Agency

Carole Shotwell
Board of Medicine
211 W. 19th Street, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Phone: (307) 778-7053

Additional Sources of Information
American Medical Association
535 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois  60610-4377

Association of American Medical Colleges
Publications Department
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC  20036

American Medical Women's Association
465 Grand Street
New York, New York  10002

Wyoming Health Resources Network
1920 Evans
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82001

Wyoming Medical Society
P.O. Drawer 4009
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82003

Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Wages Last Updated June 2008

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