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California Medical School Recognition Application Attorney

Medical Board of California Medical School Accreditation Approval Application Attorney

Medical students seeking licensure as a Doctor/Physician in California generally must attend a medical school recognized or approved by the Medical Board of California. The Medical Board of California, or MBC, licenses approximately 120,000 Doctors/Physicians in the State of California. The Medical Board of California grants approval and recognition to medical schools. The approval and recognition of a medical school by the Medical Board of California allows students to obtain a PTAL (Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter) or Physician and Surgeons License. The approval and recognition process can be complex, procedural and time consuming. Medical schools seeking Medical Board of California approval or recognition should seek representation from an experienced Medical Board of California Medical School Accreditation Application Lawyer.

Medical Board of California Medical School Self Assessment Review Lawyer

The Medical Board of California maintains strict standards for approving and accrediting domestic and foreign medical schools. Many other states utilize the approval and recognition criteria established by California. In fact, some states rely solely on California to determine whether a medical school meets the criteria for approval or recognition. The Medical Board of California’s Licensing Division maintains a process for accreditation application approval. The applicant medical school must complete an extensive Self Assessment Review application, or SAR. The application for approval and recognition may require numerous revisions prior to receiving approval. In some instances, a site visit to the medical school by the Medical Board of California may be required. Medical schools seeking accreditation by the Medical Board of California can consult with a Medical Board of California Medical School Approval Application Attorney. 

Medical Board of California Approval and Foreign/International Medical Schools

International medical schools seeking accreditation, approval and recognition by the Medical Board of California face significant obstacles. These obstacles include, but are not limited to, academic curriculum, administration, admissions standards, clinical training, faculty qualifications, language and quality assurance. Foreign medical schools may be unfamiliar with the practices and terminology of California based medical school classroom instruction and clinical curriculums. A California based attorney familiar with Medical Board of California medical school accreditation can provide invaluable assistance to foreign medical schools. Our law firm works with international medical schools including, but not limited to, in the following locations:

  • Asia
    • Japan
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Africa
    • Angola
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ethiopia
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Rwanda
    • South Africa
    • Tanzania
    • Uganda
    • Zambia
  • Caribbean
    • Anguilla and Barbuda
    • Antigua
    • Aruba
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Bahamas
    • Cayman Islands
    • Curacao
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Saint Lucia
    • Sint Maarten
    • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Europe
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • France
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Luxembourg
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • United Kingdom/Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Belize
    • Chile
    • Costa Rica
    • Mexico
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
  • Middle East
    • Israel

California Medical School Recognition Application Attorney

The Medical Board of California’s accreditation approval application is extensive. In fact, the Self Assessment Report, or SAR, can take several years to complete. Obtaining approval and recognition from the Medical Board of California as an approved medical school in California is a privilege, not a right. The accreditation application must be completed in English in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Medical Board of California. Revisions to an SAR are common. However, assistance from a California attorney with knowledge of Medical Board of California licensing regulations can make a difference in preparing a successful Medical Board of California medical school approval and recognition application.  Medical schools seeking approval and accreditation by the Medical Board of California can obtain representation from a Medical Board of California Medical School Recognition Application Lawyer.

California Medical School Approval Revocation Lawyer

The Medical Board of California maintains a disapproved list of medical schools whose students cannot obtain licensure as Doctors/Physicians in California. In some instances, a medical school approved or recognized by the Medical Board of California will lose recognition. The loss of recognition for an international medical school from the Medical Board of California can have a devastating impact. Foreign medical schools can enter the disapproved list for a variety of reasons, but the most common reasons include:

  • Academic curriculum deficiencies
  • Clinical training deficiencies
  • Financial mismanagement and lack of funding
  • Inadequate equipment
  • Lack of admissions standards
  • Low graduation rate
  • Risk management violations
  • Unqualified faculty
  • Unsuitable facilities

Medical schools facing the revocation of their Medical Board of California approval or recognition can contact a California Medical School Approval Revocation Attorney.