Requirements for licensure
Requirements for licensure in the State of California
A requirement for acceptance into a residency program in the State of California is that an applicant is eligible for medical licensure. The Medical Board of California requires that all U.S. Graduates (regardless of their specialty) be licensed before beginning their 25th month of postgraduate training in an ACGME accredited program. Foreign trained physicians must be licensed before their 37th month of postgraduate training in an ACGME accredited program.
The State of California, in conjunction with the Medical Board of California, passed AB 3497 (September 1994) which established a four-week family practice curriculum requirement. Therefore, in order to be eligible for licensure, you must meet this requirement.
If you have any questions, as to whether or not your medical school curriculum meets the requirement for licensure in the State of California, please contact the Medical Board of California directly at (916) 263-2344.