Can I practice in California without doing a residency?
This is a question that I get frequently! Here is an interesting way for IMG’s who are well established in their own country to practice in California at a medical school?
Yes! But it ain't gonna be easy. As always, connections are critical!!! It's called a ....
"Special Faculty Permit" under Section 2168 of the Business and Professions Code
For this permit, you must have:
1. A Dean of a California Medical School who recognizes your skills and abilities and is willing to sponors you.
2. Be recognized as academically eminent in his or her field of specialty.
Here is the link to the Medical board of California’s website:
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