Special Faculty Permit under Section 2168 of the Business and Professions Code

An internationally trained physician who is sponsored by the dean of a California medical school and has been recognized as academically eminent in his or her field of specialty by the Medical Board of California, may be issued a Special Faculty Permit under Section 2168 of the Business and Professions Code. This permit authorizes the physician to practice, with all the rights and privileges of a California medical license, only in the sponsoring medical school and its formally affiliated hospitals.

If you want more information on a physician who holds a Special Faculty Permit, please contact Phillip Egeston, Associate Analyst, at (916) 263-2343 or Phil.Egeston@mbc.ca.gov.