Mulero-Carrillo v. Roman-Hernandez, No. 13-2267 (1st Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs, twenty graduates from medical schools outside of the United States, failed the Puerto Rico Medical Licensing Examination (the PRMLE), which made them ineligible to receive a medical license in Puerto Rico. Plaintiffs filed this 42 U.S.C. 1983 action requesting injunctive relief and damages, arguing that the Puerto Rico Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline and eight of its officers (collectively, Defendants), in their official and individual capacities, violated Plaintiffs’ due process and equal protection rights by imposing an arbitrary passing score in the PRMLE. The district court granted Defendants’ motion to dismiss. The First Circuit affirmed, holding that there was no plausible basis for a claim of relief in Plaintiffs’ claims.