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Health Professions in the News: Report: Job Prospects Better for California College Grads

Public News Service (March 15, 2015)

More than half of the online job postings in California are for positions that require at least a four-year college degree – and a new report says it matters a lot what type of degree. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California Awards $250M To High School Career Prep Programs

CBS Los Angeles (May 27, 2015)

California is betting big — $1.4 billion over five years — that connecting high school studies to specific careers will get more students to graduate, go on to college and find well-paying jobs. In the latest incarnation of vocational education programs that once prepared young people for skilled...

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Health Professions in the News: California Expands Bachelor's Degree Programs at Community Colleges

U.S. News and World Report (May 27, 2015)

California added three new bachelor's degree programs to be offered at community colleges throughout the state. This raises the total number of four-year degree programs to be provided at the state's community colleges to 15. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Clovis pathway program helps students get to health care careers

The Fresno Bee (October 30, 2015)

Clovis Community College is offering six new programs to students interested in health-care careers. With a $50,000 grant from the California State University system’s Linked Learning to Baccalaureate program, pathway programs are now in effect for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-physician...

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Health Professions in the News: New Medical School in Elk Grove Makes History

The Sacramento Bee (February 6, 2016)

Amie Cai, 25, took a year off after she graduated from UC Berkeley to work as a laboratory manager and apply to medical school. She didn’t get in. Anywhere. Cai, who grew up in Folsom, decided to get more experience. She “shadowed” Dr. Kenan Si at a walk-in clinic on J Street in Sacramento where she...

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Health Professions in the News: Nursing Ambitions: Csus And Community Colleges Offer Accelerated 4-year Degrees

The Sacramento Bee (December 28, 2015)

Five years ago, a nationwide call went out: Hire more nurses with four-year college degrees. Today, with hiring improving as more nurses hit retirement age, and as medical care grows more complex, there’s added urgency in boosting the number of highly trained nurses. In fact, in its 2010 report on...

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Health Professions in the News: Building A Better Nurse: UCD Nursing School Opens New Program

Davis Enterprise (January 3, 2016)

Applications have opened for a new nursing program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. For the first time, UCD offers a degree program that prepares new nurses. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: RN to BSN programs benefit nurses and healthcare

Nurse.com (September 1, 2016)

Nursing and healthcare organizations, as well as hospitals and other employers, are calling for a more highly educated nursing workforce to meet the demands of the increasingly complex U.S. healthcare system. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: UCSF Fresno Launches Two New Training Programs

University of California San Francisco (September 13, 2016)

UCSF Fresno recently launched two new training programs. The UCSF Fresno Hematology/Oncology Fellowship is an internal medicine program that launched in July with two fellows. The UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Residency Program started in August with two residents joining...

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Health Professions in the News: Classes to begin next month at new nursing school in Rancho Cordova

Sacramento Bee (April 7, 2016)

Citing studies showing a need for more nurses at medical facilities throughout California, Illinois-based Chamberlain College of Nursing said Thursday that classes will open next month at its first Golden State campus in Rancho Cordova. Officials said spring semester classes will begin May 2 in nearly...

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Health Professions in the News: First New Dental School In New York State In Nearly Fifty Years To Open Fall 2016

Health News Digest (April 19, 2016)

New York State's first new dental school in nearly 50 years is set to open this fall, Alan Kadish, M.D., president of Touro College and University System (TCUS) announced today. Touro, one of the leading educators of health care professionals in New York State, received final state approval and will...

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