Applicants Applying for Medical Licensure in California Who Have Agreed To Provide Medical Services in an Underserved Area or to an Underserved Population in California

If you have received and accepted an offer of employment to work in an area of California formally designated as an underserved area or underserved population, the Board will provide priority review and processing of your application for licensure as a physician and surgeon.

To be considered for this process, you will need to submit the routinely required initial application forms, fingerprints, fees and all other supporting forms and documents. Please see below for instructions and information relative to licensure. In addition, you must submit additional documentation at the time of application to verify your offer of employment and commitment to underserved medical service.

The additional documentation must consist of the following:

  1. An original signed and dated letter from you confirming your acceptance of employment in California to provide medical services to a formally designated underserved area and/or population.
  2. An original signed and dated letter from your prospective employer confirming your offer of prospective employment to provide medical services to a formally designated underserved area and/or population in California. The letter must include your proposed employment start date, the name and address of the facility(s) where you will provide medical services, and the medical specialty of the medical services you will provide.

If you have questions, please contact the Board’s Consumer Information Unit at (916) 263-2382.