The VI Board of Medical Examiners is comprised of 7 members all appointed by the Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Four are physician members licensed to practice in the U.S. Virgin Islands (2 from the St Thomas/St John district and 2 from the St Croix district). The remaining 3 PUBLIC board members are from the Virgin Islands community of recognized ability and integrity in non-medical professions; one of whom must reside on St. Croix, one on St. Thomas and one on St. John. Public members should have no professional or financial interest in a health service or profession. All Board members serve three-year terms.