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Section 2103. (Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 655, Sec. 18.)
Cite as: Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §2103.

An applicant who is a citizen of the United States shall be eligible for a physician’s and surgeon’s certificate if he or she has completed the following requirements:

(a)Official transcripts or other official evidence satisfactory to the Division of Licensing of compliance with Section 2088.

(b)Official evidence satisfactory to the division of completion of a resident course or professional instruction equivalent to that required in Section 2089 in a medical school located outside the United States or Canada. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to require the division to evaluate for equivalency any coursework obtained at a medical school disapproved by the division pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 2080).

(c)Official evidence satisfactory to the division of completion of all formal requirements of the medical school for graduation, except the applicant shall not be required to have completed an internship or social service or be admitted or licensed to practice medicine in the country in which the professional instruction was completed.

(d)Attained a score satisfactory to an approved medical school on a qualifying examination acceptable to the division.

(e)Successful completion of one academic year of supervised clinical training in a program approved by the division pursuant to Section 2104. The division shall also recognize as compliance with this subdivision the successful completion of a one-year supervised clinical medical internship operated by a medical school pursuant to Chapter 85 of the Statutes of 1972 and as amended by Chapter 888 of the Statutes of 1973 as the equivalent of the year of supervised clinical training required by this section.

(1)Training received in the academic year of supervised clinical training approved pursuant to Section 2104 shall be considered as part of the total academic curriculum for purposes of meeting the requirements of Sections 2089 and 2089.5.

(2)An applicant who has passed the basic science and English language examinations required for certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates may present evidence of those passing scores along with a certificate of completion of one academic year of supervised clinical training in a program approved by the division pursuant to Section 2104 in satisfaction of the formal certification requirements of subdivision (b) of Section 2102.

(f)Satisfactory completion of the postgraduate training required under Section 2096.

(g)Passed the written examination required for certification as a physician and surgeon in this chapter.





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