Doctors in California are required to obtain a doctorates of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
The requirements are stricter than in other states, such as New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, which require that a doctor must have a master’s degree.
They are not required to complete an advanced degree in medicine.
The law is part of a broader effort by Gov.
Jerry Brown to make California the first state in the nation to require college graduates to pass a licensing exam.
California has been a leader in college-graduate licensure, but it’s not the only state to do so.
Colorado and Vermont also require college-graduates to pass licensure tests, and Minnesota has a separate process.
In addition, California requires that doctors have advanced degrees in a specialty, medicine, osteopathy, or veterinary medicine, among other areas.