The Medical Board is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal opportunity
to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital
status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation.
The Medical Board offers well-paying careers and opportunities for advancement.
The Medical Board of California is the state agency responsible for the licensure
and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professions.
The Medical Board of California protects the public by:
- setting standards for education and training required for licensure, investigating
complaints against licensees;
- providing information about its responsibilities and activities to the public by
telephone, in writing and on the Internet, including detailed information about
- taking appropriate disciplinary action against licensees and unlicensed persons
found guilty of violating the Medical Practice Act or other laws;
- administering a program to rehabilitate physicians who abuse alcohol or other drugs
For the Board to carry out its mandated responsibilities, it employs over 300 permanent,
full-time employees. This includes approximately 115 permanent, full-time sworn
peace officer investigators. The Medical Board also employs physicians as civil
service employees to assist in its enforcement and licensing programs and as expert
reviewers to assist the Board by providing expert reviews and opinions on Board
cases and conducting professional competency exams.
The Medical Board's job vacancies are listed through the State Personnel Board's
website, using their Vacant Position System (WVPOS).
Vacancies in WVPOS are available only to individuals who have eligibility based
- successful completion of a competitive state civil service examination; or
- current employment with the State of California in a class which is comparable under
transfer rules; or
- previous employment with the State of California in a class that is comparable under