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Victor Castilla M.D. December, 2008
<ul><li>The Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) or California Letter is a document that allows International...
Where to Start ?
<ul><li>Check that your  Medical School is recognized by the Medical Board of California . ( click on the image) </li></ul...
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to sen...
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
 
Let’s start! Documents you have to send to the Medical Board of California
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
<ul><li>Go to the  Medical Board of California  web site  (click on the image) </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Ap...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site  </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment butto...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site  </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment butto...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site  </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment butto...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site  </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment butto...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site  </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment butto...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site  </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment butto...
One is done Let’s continue! Documents you have to send to the Medical Board of California
<ul><li>I .- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Go to the  Medical Board of California  web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </l...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li>...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li>...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li>...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li>...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li>...
Two are done keep going! Documents you have to send to the Medical Board of California
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
<ul><li>Go to the  Medical Board of California  web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Le...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Lett...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Lett...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Lett...
<ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Lett...
Now  YOU  have to send these Documents to the  Medical Board of California The Medical Board of California 2005 Evergreen ...
NEXT! Documents the  Federation of State Medical Boards  has to send to the Medical Board of California
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
<ul><li>Go to the  Federation of State Medical Boards  home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then cl...
<ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then clic...
<ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then clic...
<ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then clic...
<ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then clic...
<ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then clic...
The  Federation of State Medical Boards  will send your examination scores to the  Medical Board of California The Medical...
Note: <ul><li>Remember you will only do this step when you have already passed Step 1 and Step 2 (including CK and CS). Ot...
Next! Documents  your medical school  has to send to the Medical Board of California
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
<ul><li>Complete your personal data (name, SSN, DOB) at the top of the form. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit this form to your me...
<ul><li>Complete your personal data (name, SSN, DOB) at the top of the form. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit this form to your me...
<ul><li>Complete your personal data (name, SSN, DOB) at the top of the form. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit this form to your me...
<ul><li>Complete your personal data (name, SSN, DOB) at the top of the form. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit this form to your me...
One is Done! Keep working Documents your medical school has to send to Medical Board of California
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
<ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><...
Two are Done! Keep working Documents your medical school has to send to Medical Board of California
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
<ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><u...
Almost Done! Don’t give up! Documents your medical school has to send to Medical Board of California
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
<ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You...
<ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You...
<ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You...
<ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You...
<ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You...
Finally! Documents your medical school has to send to Medical Board of California
<ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
<ul><li>The form L6 is required of International Medical School Graduates who completed any clinical clerkships outside of...
Your  Medical School  has to send  DIRECTLY  these Documents to the  Medical Board of California The Medical Board of Cali...
Summary The Medical Board of California 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815
 
Conclusion: <ul><li>“ Do not set the PTAL application as a complication, a barrier, a hardship… see it as an opportunity t...
<ul><li>This presentation was created by Victor Castilla M. D. under a Creative Commons Share-Alike License </li></ul><ul>...
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PTAL Step by Step Application Guideline

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  • ECFMG Certificate is one small part of PTAL. Putting together other documents take time too. So I would ask you to be safe and start the PTAL stuff rightaway. Especially if you are back home.
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  • @SristiSharma1
    Thank you ,
    I still have the CS not done ,should i start the Ptal or wait , knowing that I wanna apply for next match
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  • @Mona. Sure. Good luck with your application.
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  • @SristiSharma1 thank you so much ,I just wanted to do the forms of my medical school as i am already in my home country
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  • @Mona. I think ECFMG certificate is one of the requirements for PTAL application. Once you take your CS you will get your ECFMG certificate. As soon as you get your certificate you can apply for your PTAL. For ECFMG to transfer your certificate to Cali board it only takes a couple of weeks or shorter. Mine was transferred in 2 days.
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PTAL Step by Step Application Guideline

  1. 1. Victor Castilla M.D. December, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) or California Letter is a document that allows International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to start their training in a residency program in California. IMGs must have this document to be eligible for a residency position in California. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where to Start ?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Check that your Medical School is recognized by the Medical Board of California . ( click on the image) </li></ul><ul><li>If your medical school appears on the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), it does not mean that your school is recognized by the Medical Board of California. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peruvian medical schools on IMED: 30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peruvian medical schools recognized by the Medical Board of California: 7 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Let’s start! Documents you have to send to the Medical Board of California
  8. 9. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site (click on the image) </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment button </li></ul><ul><li>Click the get started button sign and you will be re directed to a new page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the first time users and start your online application. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a user ID and Password. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps to complete your personal Information. For this you will need your e mail address, date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN). </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and complete your payment of $ 505.00. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the confirmation and PRINT IT TWICE. One for your personal records and another one for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment button </li></ul><ul><li>Click the get started button sign and you will be re directed to a new page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the first time users and start your online application. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a user ID and Password. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps to complete your personal Information. For this you will need your e mail address, date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN). </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and complete your payment of $ 505.00. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the confirmation and PRINT IT TWICE. One for your personal records and another one for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>Click here
  11. 12. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment button </li></ul><ul><li>Click the get started button sign and you will be re directed to a new page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the first time users and start your online application. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a user ID and Password. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps to complete your personal Information. For this you will need your e mail address, date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN). </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and complete your payment of $ 505.00. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the confirmation and PRINT IT TWICE. One for your personal records and another one for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>Click here
  12. 13. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment button </li></ul><ul><li>Click the get started button sign and you will be re directed to a new page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the first time users and start your online application. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a user ID and Password. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps to complete your personal Information. For this you will need your e mail address, date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN). </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and complete your payment of $ 505.00. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the confirmation and PRINT IT TWICE. One for your personal records and another one for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>Click here
  13. 14. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment button </li></ul><ul><li>Click the get started button sign and you will be re directed to a new page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the first time users and start your online application. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a user ID and Password. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps to complete your personal Information. For this you will need your e mail address, date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN). </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and complete your payment of $ 505.00. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the confirmation and PRINT IT TWICE. One for your personal records and another one for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment button </li></ul><ul><li>Click the get started button sign and you will be re directed to a new page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the first time users and start your online application. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a user ID and Password. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps to complete your personal Information. For this you will need your e mail address, date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN). </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and complete your payment of $ 505.00. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the confirmation and PRINT IT TWICE. One for your personal records and another one for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>Social Security Number
  15. 16. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Click Online Licensing Application Payment button </li></ul><ul><li>Click the get started button sign and you will be re directed to a new page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the first time users and start your online application. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a user ID and Password. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps to complete your personal Information. For this you will need your e mail address, date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN). </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and complete your payment of $ 505.00. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the confirmation and PRINT IT TWICE. One for your personal records and another one for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  16. 17. One is done Let’s continue! Documents you have to send to the Medical Board of California
  17. 18. <ul><li>I .- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete this format and follow the instructions on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for one of the many Live Scan agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your appointment or walk-in and complete the process. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the 3 copies will be take by the operator, the second copy is for your personal records and the third one is for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete this format and follow the instructions on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for one of the many Live Scan agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your appointment or walk-in and complete the process. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the 3 copies will be take by the operator, the second copy is for your personal records and the third one is for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>Click here
  20. 21. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete this format and follow the instructions on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for one of the many Live Scan agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your appointment or walk-in and complete the process. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the 3 copies will be take by the operator, the second copy is for your personal records and the third one is for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete this format and follow the instructions on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for one of the many Live Scan agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your appointment or walk-in and complete the process. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the 3 copies will be take by the operator, the second copy is for your personal records and the third one is for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>Click here
  22. 23. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete this format and follow the instructions on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for one of the many Live Scan agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your appointment or walk-in and complete the process. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the 3 copies will be take by the operator, the second copy is for your personal records and the third one is for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Live Scan fingerprints format. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete this format and follow the instructions on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for one of the many Live Scan agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your appointment or walk-in and complete the process. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the 3 copies will be take by the operator, the second copy is for your personal records and the third one is for the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Two are done keep going! Documents you have to send to the Medical Board of California
  25. 26. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Letter (PTAL). </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the forms L1A through L1E. </li></ul><ul><li>These forms will ask you for basic Information. You can complete it either by typewriting machine or by hand writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete L1A to L1E. You need to notarize L1E. You will need a recent 2&quot; x 3&quot; photo of your head and shoulders too. </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Letter (PTAL). </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the forms L1A through L1E. </li></ul><ul><li>These forms will ask you for basic Information. You can complete it either by typewriting machine or by hand writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete L1A to L1E. You need to notarize L1E. You will need a recent 2&quot; x 3&quot; photo of your head and shoulders too. </li></ul>Click Here
  28. 29. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Letter (PTAL). </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the forms L1A through L1E. </li></ul><ul><li>These forms will ask you for basic Information. You can complete it either by typewriting machine or by hand writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete L1A to L1E. You need to notarize L1E. You will need a recent 2&quot; x 3&quot; photo of your head and shoulders too. </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Letter (PTAL). </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the forms L1A through L1E. </li></ul><ul><li>These forms will ask you for basic Information. You can complete it either by typewriting machine or by hand writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete L1A to L1E. You need to notarize L1E. You will need a recent 2&quot; x 3&quot; photo of your head and shoulders too. </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>Go to the Medical Board of California web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the Application for the California Letter (PTAL). </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the forms L1A through L1E. </li></ul><ul><li>These forms will ask you for basic Information. You can complete it either by typewriting machine or by hand writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete L1A to L1E. You need to notarize L1E. You will need a recent 2&quot; x 3&quot; photo of your head and shoulders too. </li></ul>Notary Photo
  31. 32. Now YOU have to send these Documents to the Medical Board of California The Medical Board of California 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815
  32. 33. NEXT! Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send to the Medical Board of California
  33. 34. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  34. 35. <ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then click on Transcripts . </li></ul><ul><li>You can select from online versus paper documents. I suggest online (always faster and green). </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;proceed to online form&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and pay $50 dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>Select California Medical Board. </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose to send your score to other State Medical boards if you are completing their licensing process. </li></ul>
  35. 36. <ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then click on Transcripts . </li></ul><ul><li>You can select from online versus paper documents. I suggest online (always faster and green). </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;proceed to online form&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and pay $50 dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>Select California Medical Board. </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose to send your score to other State Medical boards if you are completing their licensing process. </li></ul>Click here 1 2
  36. 37. <ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then click on Transcripts . </li></ul><ul><li>You can select from online versus paper documents. I suggest online (always faster and green). </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;proceed to online form&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and pay $50 dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>Select California Medical Board. </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose to send your score to other State Medical boards if you are completing their licensing process. </li></ul>Click here
  37. 38. <ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then click on Transcripts . </li></ul><ul><li>You can select from online versus paper documents. I suggest online (always faster and green). </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;proceed to online form&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and pay $50 dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>Select California Medical Board. </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose to send your score to other State Medical boards if you are completing their licensing process. </li></ul>Click here
  38. 39. <ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then click on Transcripts . </li></ul><ul><li>You can select from online versus paper documents. I suggest online (always faster and green). </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;proceed to online form&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and pay $50 dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>Select California Medical Board. </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose to send your score to other State Medical boards if you are completing their licensing process. </li></ul>
  39. 40. <ul><li>Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Examination Services, then click on Transcripts . </li></ul><ul><li>You can select from online versus paper documents. I suggest online (always faster and green). </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;proceed to online form&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions and pay $50 dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>Select California Medical Board. </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose to send your score to other State Medical boards if you are completing their licensing process. </li></ul>
  40. 41. The Federation of State Medical Boards will send your examination scores to the Medical Board of California The Medical Board of California 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815
  41. 42. Note: <ul><li>Remember you will only do this step when you have already passed Step 1 and Step 2 (including CK and CS). Otherwise you will need to pay it again for any pending results. </li></ul><ul><li>You do not need USMLE Step 3 to complete this part. </li></ul>
  42. 43. Next! Documents your medical school has to send to the Medical Board of California
  43. 44. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  44. 45. <ul><li>Complete your personal data (name, SSN, DOB) at the top of the form. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit this form to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school official must affix his/her original signature and the seal of the medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be mailed directly from the school. </li></ul>
  45. 46. <ul><li>Complete your personal data (name, SSN, DOB) at the top of the form. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit this form to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school official must affix his/her original signature and the seal of the medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be mailed directly from the school. </li></ul>
  46. 47. <ul><li>Complete your personal data (name, SSN, DOB) at the top of the form. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit this form to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school official must affix his/her original signature and the seal of the medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be mailed directly from the school. </li></ul>Medical school Seal Medical school official signature
  47. 48. <ul><li>Complete your personal data (name, SSN, DOB) at the top of the form. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit this form to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school official must affix his/her original signature and the seal of the medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be mailed directly from the school. </li></ul>
  48. 49. One is Done! Keep working Documents your medical school has to send to Medical Board of California
  49. 50. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  50. 51. <ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school seal. </li></ul><ul><li>Document all of the basic science and clinical courses completed during the medical curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>A transcript will need to be provided directly from each institution of attendance and submitted directly to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul>
  51. 52. <ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school seal. </li></ul><ul><li>Document all of the basic science and clinical courses completed during the medical curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>A transcript will need to be provided directly from each institution of attendance and submitted directly to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul>
  52. 53. <ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school seal. </li></ul><ul><li>Document all of the basic science and clinical courses completed during the medical curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>A transcript will need to be provided directly from each institution of attendance and submitted directly to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul>
  53. 54. <ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school seal. </li></ul><ul><li>Document all of the basic science and clinical courses completed during the medical curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>A transcript will need to be provided directly from each institution of attendance and submitted directly to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul>
  54. 55. <ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school seal. </li></ul><ul><li>Document all of the basic science and clinical courses completed during the medical curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>A transcript will need to be provided directly from each institution of attendance and submitted directly to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul>
  55. 56. <ul><li>Prepared on university letterhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Affixed with the signature of the dean/registrar. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical school seal. </li></ul><ul><li>Document all of the basic science and clinical courses completed during the medical curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>A transcript will need to be provided directly from each institution of attendance and submitted directly to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul>
  56. 57. Two are Done! Keep working Documents your medical school has to send to Medical Board of California
  57. 58. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  58. 59. <ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><ul><li>An original signature of the dean or registrar immediately following the statement verifying authenticity of the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>An official medical school seal affixed to the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be mailed directly from the school. </li></ul>
  59. 60. <ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><ul><li>An original signature of the dean or registrar immediately following the statement verifying authenticity of the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>An official medical school seal affixed to the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be mailed directly from the school. </li></ul>
  60. 61. <ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><ul><li>An original signature of the dean or registrar immediately following the statement verifying authenticity of the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>An official medical school seal affixed to the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be mailed directly from the school. </li></ul>
  61. 62. <ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><ul><li>An original signature of the dean or registrar immediately following the statement verifying authenticity of the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>An official medical school seal affixed to the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be mailed directly from the school. </li></ul>
  62. 63. <ul><li>A statement on the reverse side of the copy indicating that it is a true copy of the original degree. </li></ul><ul><li>An original signature of the dean or registrar immediately following the statement verifying authenticity of the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>An official medical school seal affixed to the copy. </li></ul><ul><li>If prepared in language other than English will need to be accompanied by an original, official translation. </li></ul><ul><li>This form must be mailed directly from the school. </li></ul>
  63. 64. Almost Done! Don’t give up! Documents your medical school has to send to Medical Board of California
  64. 65. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  65. 66. <ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You may print or copy as many L5 forms as necessary to provide a complete breakdown of your undergraduate clinical training. </li></ul><ul><li>Include each and all clinical clerkships. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical school official must affix his/her original signature and the seal of the medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical School has to send the forms back to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  66. 67. <ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You may print or copy as many L5 forms as necessary to provide a complete breakdown of your undergraduate clinical training. </li></ul><ul><li>Include each and all clinical clerkships. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical school official must affix his/her original signature and the seal of the medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical School has to send the forms back to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  67. 68. <ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You may print or copy as many L5 forms as necessary to provide a complete breakdown of your undergraduate clinical training. </li></ul><ul><li>Include each and all clinical clerkships. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical school official must affix his/her original signature and the seal of the medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical School has to send the forms back to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>Clerkships
  68. 69. <ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You may print or copy as many L5 forms as necessary to provide a complete breakdown of your undergraduate clinical training. </li></ul><ul><li>Include each and all clinical clerkships. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical school official must affix his/her original signature and the seal of the medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical School has to send the forms back to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>Seal of Medical School Medical school official signature
  69. 70. <ul><li>You have to submit the Form L5 to your medical school for completion of all the information. </li></ul><ul><li>You may print or copy as many L5 forms as necessary to provide a complete breakdown of your undergraduate clinical training. </li></ul><ul><li>Include each and all clinical clerkships. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical school official must affix his/her original signature and the seal of the medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>Your medical School has to send the forms back to the Medical Board of California. </li></ul>
  70. 71. Finally! Documents your medical school has to send to Medical Board of California
  71. 72. <ul><li>I.- Documents you have to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online application and payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprints and Live Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTAL Application Forms L1A - L1E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II.- Documents the Federation of State Medical Boards has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Examination Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III.- Documents your medical school has to send: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Medical school Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified copy of medical degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form L6 (if applicable) </li></ul></ul>
  72. 73. <ul><li>The form L6 is required of International Medical School Graduates who completed any clinical clerkships outside of the primary teaching hospital of their medical school. </li></ul><ul><li>For your information, only undergraduate clinical clerkships meeting the criteria specified in Section 2089.5 of the Business and Professions Code will be used to satisfy the required seventy-two (72) weeks of clinical clerkships. </li></ul>
  73. 74. Your Medical School has to send DIRECTLY these Documents to the Medical Board of California The Medical Board of California 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815
  74. 75. Summary The Medical Board of California 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815
  75. 77. Conclusion: <ul><li>“ Do not set the PTAL application as a complication, a barrier, a hardship… see it as an opportunity to demonstrate how determined you are to become a doctor in California. You will succeed even with all these documents, forms, and applications. Success and ánimo! Sí se puede!!!” </li></ul><ul><li>Gilberto Cota M.D. </li></ul>
  76. 78. <ul><li>This presentation was created by Victor Castilla M. D. under a Creative Commons Share-Alike License </li></ul><ul><li>For more information please visit our blog: </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA IMG Program Participants’ Blog </li></ul>

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