California Medical License

Medical Board of California


Contact information

Address: 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200, Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 800-633-2322

Things you need to know

  • California Medical License Application Fee: $491
  • California Medical License Fee: $808/$416.50 for residents
  • The FCVS is accepted
  • Average Processing Time: 2 – 5 months
  • Accepted Exams: USMLE, NBME, FLEX, SPEX, LMCC, (SBE prior to 1969)

CA medical license requirements


  • US / Canada Graduate 1 year
  • International Graduate 2 years 1 year if SPEX or ABMS Cert.


  • USMLE Attempt Limit: Four attempts on step 3 unless you completed USMLE by 1/1/07. No attempt limit if completed all steps before 1/1/07.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Each Step of the USMLE is valid for 10 years.


  • Prior and Current License Verifications
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Exam Verifications
  • Postgraduate Verifications
  • ECFMG Verification (IMGs)
  • Clinical Rotations (IMGs)
  • Background Check
  • Passport Style Photo for application

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State description

California is a state of the United States, located on the west coast of the country, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It borders the U.S. states of Oregon (to the north), Nevada (to the east), and Arizona (to the southeast), as well as the Mexican state of Baja California (to the south). California is the 31st state of the United States, it was formed on September 9, 1850. Prior to this, California was at various times under the rule of Spain and Mexico.

The etymology of the state name is not exactly known. It is believed that the name of California is derived from the name of a legendary island inhabited by black Amazons, led by Queen Califia.

California is the most populous state in the United States (12 % of the total population), with 33,871,648 people living in California in the 2000 Census, 36,756,666 in the 2008 census, and 38,340,000 in the 2014 Census.

There is no absolute ethnic majority in California. The relative majority of the population is still white, followed by Hispanics-37.6 %, Asians, African Americans and American Indians.

The capital is Sacramento, the largest city is Los Angeles. Other major cities: San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose. The state is known for its diverse climate. The most important sectors of the state’s economy are information technology, aerospace, oil production and refining, show business, and agriculture.

California is an earthquake-prone area, with many geological faults running through the state, the most famous of which is the San Andreas Fault. California is also home to several volcanoes, including the dormant Lassen Peak volcano, which erupted in 1914 and 1921.

Most of the state is occupied by the California floristic province, which is characterized by high endemicity (species-48 %, generic-7.5 %). Typical plant communities are chaparral and rare-coniferous oak stands, and in the mountains, depending on the height, broad — leaved, mixed and coniferous forests, up to alpine communities.

California is the sunniest state in America because the sun shines here almost every day, in addition, it can safely be called the most popular place on the entire continent, the luxury homes of the richest and most famous people in the world can be seen almost everywhere. The beaches of Los Angeles are the hallmark of the city, there are about 20 stunning places for a great time by the water. The best of them are Manhattan Beach, a small private beach Paradise Cove and Beach Volleyball.