Resident and Fellow Policies and Procedures Manual
Licensing Requirements for MD and DO Residents
Effective January 1, 2020, a trainee must obtain a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) within 180 days after enrollment in a Board-approved postgraduate program. The PTL will be valid until 90 days after the trainee has completed the required thirty-six (36) months of training.
After successful completion of thirty-six (36) months of training, the trainee will apply for a Physician’s and Surgeon’s Certificate with the Board within 90 days to continue practicing medicine in California.