United States citizenship or possession of a green card permitting permanent residence in the United States.
Possession of a M.D. or D.O. degree
Possession of a California medical license (residents must have this license at the start of the residency). For questions concerning California medical licenses, contact the Medical Board of California.
Successful completion of at least one year (PGY1) of supervised postgraduate training in a U.S. accredited clinical residency program, preferably in a primary care specialty (e.g., Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or Transitional Year) although other types of internships are considered.
Acceptance into a California school of public health with which CDPH has an affiliation. These include the following schools from which you can obtain application information and materials through their admissions offices:
University of California, Berkeley
School of Public Health
50 University Hall, #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Phone: (510) 643-0881
University of California, Davis
Department of Public Health Sciences
One Shields Ave., TB-168
Davis, CA 95616-8638
University of California, Los Angeles
16-035 Center for Health Sciences
P.O. Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
Phone: (310) 825-5524