The Medical Board is offering Expert Reviewer Training Opportunities for its Active Experts

October 17, 2020

(9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.; CME credits offered)

November 7, 2020

If you are not an active expert reviewer for the Board but you wish to attend the training event, please review the criteria to participate in the program and submit your completed application with current curriculum vitae to Upon approval of your application, an expert reviewer program analyst will guide you through the registration process.

Expert Reviewer Program

The Medical Board of California established the Expert Reviewer Program in July 1994 as an impartial and professional means by which to support the investigation and enforcement functions of the Board. Specifically, medical experts assist the Board by providing expert reviews and opinions on Board cases and conducting professional competency exams, physical exams and psychiatric exams.

Requirements for participating in the Board's program are:

  1. Possess a current California medical license in good standing; no prior discipline; no Accusation pending; no complaint history within the last three years;
  2. Board certification in one of the 24 ABMS specialties (the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Spine Surgery are also recognized) with a minimum of three years of practice in the specialty area after obtaining Board certification;
  3. Have an active practice (defined as at least 80 hours a month in direct patient care, clinical activity, or teaching, at least 40 hours of which is in direct patient care);
  4. Must be willing to testify.

Participating physicians are reimbursed $150 per hour for conducting case reviews and oral competency exams, $200 an hour for providing expert testimony, and usual and customary fees for physical or psychiatric exams.

If you are interested in providing expert reviewer services to the Medical Board of California, please mail a completed application to the address provided below. Include a current curriculum vitae and a written statement telling the Board why you would like to participate in the program.

  • Medical Board of California
    Expert Reviewer Program
    320 Arden Avenue, Ste. 250
    Glendale, CA 91203
  • Susan Goetzinger, Program Analyst (818) 551-2129
  • Scott Steele, Program Analyst (916) 561-8216
  • Email:

Expert Reviewer Guidelines:


Expert Reviewer Program Brochure:

Expert Reviewer Program Podcast:

  • Episode 6 – Medical Board of California Expert Reviewer Podcast
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