License Applications / Renewals

License Applications / Renewals

May 4, 2012 | Article

California's Medical Board maintains a website www.mbc.ca.gov with a host of information, including a list of all approved...

April 26, 2012 | Article

 

Physicians must have a state license to practice in California.  Allowing sufficient time and providing a complete application with full documentation to the Medical Board can...

April 20, 2011 | Article

Medical license applicants in California may have the option to withdraw their applications before a final license denial.  Here is how it works:

The process starts when a medical...

June 14, 2010 | Result

A foreign medical school graduate hoping for a Residency Match in California nearly lost her eligibility when the Medical Board denied a routine extension of her PTAL (Postgraduate Training...

June 14, 2010 | Result

An out-of-state applicant for a California medical license had a misdemeanor conviction for petty theft which occurred more than twenty years ago when the applicant was a teen-age undergraduate....

May 30, 2010 | Result

A board certified physician practicing in another state accepted employment at a reputable California health care facility and applied for licensure in California.  After several months of...

March 2, 2010 | Article

On March 1, 2010, the California Court of Appeal filed its decision in YVETTE MARQUEZ v. MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, California Court of Appeal Case No. C060456.

Medical license...

December 28, 2009 | Article

On December 2, 2009, the California Court of Appeal filed its decision in the case of Donley v. Davi, Case No. C058975.

The Department of Real Estate (DRE) denied Donley’s...

October 15, 2009 | Article

On October 14, 2009, the California Medical Association (CMA) filed suit against the Governor of the State of California seeking to stop the furloughs of employees at the California Medical Board...

September 9, 2009 | FAQs

If it has been less than eight years since your license expired, you may submit a delinquent renewal fee and proof of 30 hours of continuing education within the prior two-year period. If more...

September 8, 2009 | Article

A few years ago, the Medical Board of California denied the medical licenses of several medical residents based on the fact that they had been convicted of driving under the influence. I...

August 24, 2009 | Article

Alleged bureaucratic inefficiency and the Governor's insistence that all state agencies furlough their employees three days per month, including licensing boards whose budgets are fully funded...

August 24, 2009 | FAQs

No. A license renewal is generally a ministerial act, which means that the government does not have discretion. Typically, a license renewal requires payment of a fee, submission of a form...

August 24, 2009 | FAQs

California Government Code section 11504 provides that applicants for licensure have a right to a hearing to determine whether they meet the criteria for fitness and licensure. You may request a...