Institutional Policy for Resident Guest Rotations
The Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California require that trainees be licensed by the end of the 24th month of training. Foreign medical graduates must be licensed by the end of the 36th month of training. However, the medical boards do allow for Guest Rotations to be completed by residents from outside California who do not hold a California license.
California Administrative Code Title 16, Section 1320
“(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), a person may participate in guest rotations in an approved postgraduate training program in California, not to exceed a total of 90 days for all rotations, if the person has graduated from a medical school that has either been approved by the division or recognized by the division as equivalent to an approved medical school and is engaged in approved postgraduate training outside of California.”
Residents rotating to Harbor-UCLA from outside California who do not hold a valid California Medical or Osteopathic Medical Board license may complete a rotation at Harbor if they meet the following qualifications:
- Rotation length may not exceed a total of 90 days for all rotations completed in California.
- A Postgraduate Training Registration form must be completed and mailed to the appropriate medical board at the start of the rotation. A copy of the form will be kept on file in the Graduate Medical Education Office.
- Medical School Graduates must have graduated from an approved medical school. A list can be viewed on the Medical Board of California website. Osteopathic Graduates must have graduated from an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited school. A list can be viewed on the AOA website.
- The visiting trainee must be engaged in an approved training program outside of California. Approved programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or, for Osteopathic trainees only, the AOA.
Adopted September 2007; Reviewed February 2017