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.

Medical Schools Recognized by the Medical Board of California

Applicants must have received all of their medical school education from and graduated from a:

  1. U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation; or
  2. A foreign medical school which has been evaluated by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or one of the ECFMG authorized foreign medical school accreditation agencies and deemed to meet the minimum requirements substantially equivalent to the requirements of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

    The foreign medical school is listed on the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) World Directory of Medical Schools joint directory, or the World Directory of Medical Schools; or

  3. A foreign medical school that has been approved by the Medical Board of California (Board).

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    • Brazil
      • Benedito Pereira Nunes Foundation Campos Faculty of Medicine
      • Catanduva Faculty of Medicine
      • Catholic University of Parana Center of Health Sciences
      • Centro Universitario Serra dos Orgaos Faculdades Unificadas (UNIFESO)
      • Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saude Publica (EBMSP)
      • Faculdade Bandeirante de Medicina em Braganca Paulista
      • Faculdade de Ciencias da Saude Dr. Jose Antonio Garcia Coutinho’s, Universidade of Vale do Sapucai (UNIVAS)
      • Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Universidade Sao Francisco
      • Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas de Minas Gerais
      • Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena (FAME)
      • Faculdades Franciscanas
      • Faculdades Unificadas Serra dos Orgaos
      • Faculty Evangelica of Parana
      • Faculty in University of Pouso Alegre (UNIPA)
      • Faculty of Medical Sciences Dr. Jose Antonia Garcia Coutinho
      • Faculty of Medical Sciences of Pernambuco
      • Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa of Sao Paulo
      • Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santos Lusiada Foundation
      • Faculty of Medicine of Campina Grande
      • Faculty of Medicine of Jundiai
      • Faculty of Medicine of Santo Amaro
      • Faculty of Medicine of Teresopolis
      • Faculty of Medicine of Triangulo Mineiro
      • Faculty of Medicine of Vassouras
      • Federal Faculty of Medical Sciences of Porto Alegre
      • Federal Fluminense University Faculty of Medicine
      • Federal University of Amazonas Faculty of Medicine
      • Federal University of Bahia Faculty of Medicine
      • Federal University of Campina Grande
      • Federal University of Ceara Center of Health Sciences
      • Federal University of Espirito Santo Biomedical Center
      • Federal University of Goias Faculty of Medicine
      • Federal University of Juiz de Fora Faculty of Medicine
      • Federal University of Maranhao Center of Health Sciences
      • Federal University of Minas Gerais Faculty of Medicine
      • Federal University of Para Center of Health Sciences
      • Federal University of Paraíba
      • Federal University of Paraiba Center of Health Sciences
      • Federal University of Parana Center of Health Sciences
      • Federal University of Pelotas Faculty of Medicine
      • Federal University of Pernambuco Center of Health Sciences
      • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine
      • Federal University of Santa Maria Center of Health Sciences
      • Federal University of Sao Paulo Paulista School of Medicine
      • Federal University of South Rio Grande Faculty of Medicine
      • Foundation of the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
      • Foundation State University of Maringa
      • Fundacao Universidade Federal de Ciencias da Saude de Porte Alegre
      • Marilia Faculty of Medicine
      • Metropolitan University of Santos (UNIMES)
      • Oswaldo Aranha Foundation, School of Medical Sciences of Volta Redonda
      • Paulista State University Faculty of Medicine
      • Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas Faculty of Medical Sciences
      • Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo Faculty of Medicine
      • Santa Casa of Misericordia of Vitoria School of Medicine
      • State University of Campinas Faculty of Medical Sciences
      • State University of Maringa
      • State University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medical Sciences
      • Technical-Educational Foundation Souza Marques School of Medicine
      • The Lutheran University of Brazil
      • Universidade Católica de Brasília
      • Universidade de Brasilia Faculdade de Medicina
      • Universidade de Caxias do Sul
      • Universidade de Ribeirão Preto - UNAERP
      • Universidade Estadual de Ciências da Saúde de Alagoas (UNCISAL) Faculdade de Medicina
      • Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL) Faculdade de Medicina
      • Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) School of Medicine and Surgery
      • Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte
      • University Foundation of ABC, Faculty of Medicine of ABC
      • University Foundation State of Londrina, Center of Health Sciences
      • University Gama Filho, Medical School of Rio de Janeiro
      • University of Brazil Faculty of Health Sciences
      • University of Mogi das Cruzes Center of Biomedical Sciences
      • University of Passo Fundo Faculty of Medicine
      • University of Santa Catarina Center of Health Sciences
      • University of Sao Paulo Faculty of Medicine
      • University of Sao Paulo Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto
      • University of Taubate Faculty of Medicine

Please Note Osteopathic physicians (D.O.): Please contact the Osteopathic Medical Board of California or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), for specific information on postgraduate training for osteopathic medical school graduates. The medical school information on this website pertains to allopathic medical schools only.