Physicians practicing in a federal or state facility that are required to obtain an individual DEA registration are exempt from paying the DEA registration fee (Section 1301.21 of Title 21, Exemption from fees). Please fill out the online application.
Residents and fellows will be notified when they commence training that their appointment will be contingent upon compliance with California physician licensure requirements.
Residents and fellows who fail to meet California physician licensure requirements by the start date of their training program will not be appointed. For trainees enrolled in ACGME accredited programs at UCLA, failure to comply with California physician licensure requirements will result in administrative action per the Academic Due Process Policy.
Training programs are required to notify the California Medical Board or Osteopathic Board in the event of a change in status for trainees working under a PTL within 30 days of the event, including but not limited to resignation, termination, or any disruption in training.
All residents and fellows who participate in Post-Graduate training in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited programs must comply with State of California Physician Licensure requirements.
Incoming PGY 1 residents are required to take and pass the first two steps of the applicable Licensing Exam, either USMLE or COMLEX, to be eligible for employment at UCLA.
Trainees starting at the PGY 2 level from an outside institution must pass all three steps of the Licensing Exam prior to the start of training at UCLA.
USMLE STEP 3
Failure to pass all steps of the US Medical Licensing Exam and obtain a full and unrestricted Medical License in accordance with Medical Board Licensing regulations will result in automatic suspension in accordance with the Academic Due Process Policy.