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Health Professions in the News: PRIMEd for Health: California Medical Schools Focus on Underserved Communities

California Health Care Foundation (June 6, 2019)

Growing up poor near the Mexican border gave Karla Garcia, MD, MPH, insight into the daily struggles faced by Latinos with low incomes. After her medical training, Garcia returned to the community where she grew up to practice family medicine at San Ysidro Health, which serves San Diego County through...

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Health Professions in the News: How Community Colleges Can Help End California’s Doctor Shortage

California Health Care Foundation (December 4, 2018)

As a struggling high school student, Marco Angulo, MD, never anticipated that he would one day become a primary care doctor committed to making a difference in his community. But not only has Angulo become an influential figure with his patients, he is now encouraging a growing number of minority...

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Health Professions in the News: UC Davis, Elica team up to roll out new mobile health clinic

Sacramento Bee (October 6, 2018)

UC Davis Health and Elica Health debuted its second mobile health clinic Saturday at the Street Soccer USA championship in Old Sacramento. The mobile clinic is a van that has been converted into a center for medical and dental needs, with one half devoted to each respective practice. According to...

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Health Professions in the News: California Online Community College Announces First Health Care Pathway

California Economic Summit (April 25, 2018)

California's health care providers have a workforce challenge. The state is going to need 11,000 medical coders between now and 2024—that's about 1,600 job openings a year. The proposed California online community college has announced its first partnership to establish a program pathway in the health...

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Health Professions in the News: Want A Medical Degree In Three Years? It’s An Option At UC Davis, Kaiser

Sacramento Bee (July 3, 2017)

For most medical school students, summer means fun in the sun and a much-needed break from studies. But Aljanee Whitaker was hard at work in mid-June, having just started a year-round UC Davis program that fast-tracks primary care doctors to graduate in three years instead of four. Read the full story...

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