Added a guide to how to obtain your PTAL (California Letter). If you are interested, do it ASAP for this year. Time is getting short! The guide and list of steps may look daunting, but it’s worth it in the end to match in California. I am not 100% sure about the whole social security number issue and how non-citizens can get one without residency. I suggest calling the Medical Board of California and asking them about that requirement and how to obtain a PTAL without a SS number.

PTAL Guide