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International Student Application Process

Graduates of international medical schools, located outside of the United States of America and Canada, are eligible to pursue accredited postgraduate training programs in this state when they have met the prerequisites established by the Medical Board of California (MBC) and the standards required by UCSD for Fellows (PGY-5's and above).
California Medical licensure is required for a fellow. This process can take 4-6 months to complete.
International Medical School graduates are advised to contact the Medical Board of California to request licensure application material. Please contact the Medical Board by mail at the following address or by phone as noted:



Medical Board of California
1426 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
(800) 633‒2322

Applicants to the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program who are not citizens of the United States may pursue postgraduate medical education while under the sponsorship of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) holding a J‐1 visa. (This does not apply to individuals who hold permanent resident status in this country.) The University does not offer H‐1B visas to trainees.

Clinical experience within the United States is preferred within the last 2 years.