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:
- 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
- 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)