How To Become a Doctor In California

Complete a bachelor's degree

The first step to becoming a doctor involves earning a bachelor's degree.

Pass the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

After earning an undergraduate degree, you can take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Apply for medical school

After passing the MCAT, you can apply for medical school.

Take part in medical school training

In medical school, you can take part in classroom and practical training that enhances your knowledge of health care practices.

Find a residency program

While finishing your final year of medical school, you can find a residency program that allows you to gain experience in a medical specialty.

Obtain your medical license

Once you finish your residency and pass the final portion of the USMLE, you qualify to obtain your California medical license.