Sponsored Links
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    leeko is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Ca license - 4 months General Medicine?

    Advertisements



    Hi all,

    I'm an IMG, applying for Plastics residency in California. I've been issued a special PTAL, and am currently working on remedying my deficiencies.

    On the special PTAL letter, it states that in order to be eligible for a California license (after PGY2), "applicants who are graduates of an international medical school must complete at least four months of postgraduate training in GENERAL MEDICINE".

    It then goes on to say that "The GENERAL MEDICINE requirement may be satisfied by actual clinical practice where the applicant has direct
    patient care responsibilities in any particular specialty or sub-specialty area for at least four months."

    My question is: Does an ACGME-accredited residency in Plastic Surgery satisfy the "general medicine" requirement? Or do they really expect every IMG surgical resident to also complete 4 months of internal medicine??

    Hoping someone here knows the answer to this one, because it's a Friday Furlough in California tomorrow, so I can't contact my licensing analyst till Monday!

    Thanks,

    Leeko

  2. #2
    m2512 is offline Junior Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    64
    Downloads
    36
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Plastic surgery is a speciality

    you need first to get into a general surgery program, then after 3 years of being a resident of surgery, you can apply for plastic surgery, during those 3 years you will take care of patients on the wards, 4 months of them can be counted towards your 4 months of general medicine required by California. good luck Buddy
    signed
    3rd year General surgery resident

  3. #3
    leeko is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi,

    Thanks for the info. I'm actually going the integrated route, but needed to know if the general surgery portion is counted as "General Medicine" - it's good to know that it is.

    Thanks,

    L

Similar Threads

  1. general medicine practice
    By sajoramoca in forum Medical Malpractice
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-29-2013, 12:59 PM
  2. General License Question
    By DoctorJ in forum State Medical Licensing Information
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-27-2008, 09:53 AM
  3. AUC grad charged with practicing medicine without a license
    By bts4202 in forum American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-20-2004, 10:15 AM
  4. MAN INDICTED FOR PRACTICING MEDICINE WITHOUT LICENSE(St. Luk
    By azskeptic in forum The Relaxing Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-11-2004, 05:13 PM
  5. General Match/License Q
    By DoctorJ in forum Main Foreign Medical Schools Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-23-2004, 05:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •