Physicians and Surgeons

A Physician or Surgeon (M.D.) is an individual issued a license allowing them to practice medicine. A physician may diagnose, prescribe, and administer treatment to individuals suffering from injury or disease.

Fees Requirement


There are several fees involved in the licensing process including the application fee, initial licensing fee, the mandatory Steven M. Thompson fee, and the voluntary Song-Brown Program fee.

If submitting your application through the BreEZe online system, you must pay the entire amount required for the application. Credit cards can be used through the BreEZe online system when submitting your initial application.

Application Fee

The application fee of $491 is non-refundable and includes the required fingerprint processing fee.

Initial License Fee

Once your application is complete, you must pay an initial license fee of $808 before a license can be issued. The initial licensing fee includes the mandatory fee of $25 for the Steven M. Thompson Loan Repayment Program.

PTL applicants do not pay an initial license fee, only the application fee of $491.

Note: If you are approved for a Military or Voluntary Service license status, the initial licensing fee will be waived; however, the mandatory Steven M. Thompson fee of $25 is required.

Reduced Initial Fee

If you are currently enrolled in an ACGME/RCPSC/CFPC accredited training program, you are eligible for a 50 percent reduction of the initial license fee. To verify your enrollment in accredited training, your program director will need to submit a Current Postgraduate Training Verification Form (Form CTV). The reduced license fee includes a mandatory $25 fee for the Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program.

Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program Fee

The Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program is a statewide scholarship and loan repayment programs for a wide range of health-professions students and recent graduates funded in part through the licensing and renewal fees of various health professionals including the Board ( BPC section 2436.5). Visit the Health Professions Education Foundation website for more information on the loan repayment program.

Song-Brown Program Fee

The Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act (Song-Brown Program) was established to increase the number of family physicians to provide needed medical services to the underserved areas of California. You may voluntarily contribute any amount (minimum $25.00) with your application to the Song-Brown Program. The Board transfers all funds collected on a monthly basis to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). Visit the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) website for more information on the training program.

Attention

Make check or money order payable to the Medical Board of California and mail it directly to the Board at: 2005 Evergreen Street, Sacramento, CA 95815.

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