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Health Professions in the News: Oakland Unified launches push to expand linked academies

EdSource (October 30, 2013)

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has big plans to expand the number of linked learning academies it offers. Linked learning academies, like Life Academy of Health and Bioscience in East Oakland, are programs that integrate academics with internships and job shadowing to provide real-world work...

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Health Professions in the News: Linking students with industry

The Desert Sun (November 3, 2013)

Sheila Thornton, the vice president of workforce excellence for the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, led the development of the region’s Healthcare Industry Council which aligns economic development and education strategies to prepare a quality health care workforce for the future. “The council...

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Health Professions in the News: Health care jobs lift less-educated workers

USA Today (July 24, 2014)

The boom in health care jobs is skewed toward positions requiring less education, providing lower-paid workers a potential pathway to better careers, a new Brookings Institution report says. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Health care jobs lift less-educated workers

USA Today (July 24, 2014)

The boom in health care jobs is skewed toward positions requiring less education, providing lower-paid workers a potential pathway to better careers, a new Brookings Institution report says. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Calif. Aims To Address Education Gap in Health Care, Other Fields

California Healthline (August 29, 2014)

As part of a wider workforce trend, more California health care systems are looking to hire nurses and other workers who have obtained bachelor's degrees, the Sacramento Bee reports. However, more than half of new nurses in the state currently graduate with two-year associate's degrees. Read the full...

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Health Professions in the News: 15 Calif. community colleges to offer bachelor degrees

USA Today (October 8, 2014)

Alyssa Banuelos, a nursing student at West Coast University in Orange County, Calif., knew she wanted to go into the medical field at a young age. “It’s just something that I felt like I needed to do,” she says. “To help people and assist in healing, that’s my calling.” Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: New State Law Allows Community Colleges To Offer Four-Year Degrees

California Healthline (December 16, 2014)

A new state law due to take effect Jan. 1, 2015, creates a pilot program under which 15 California community colleges can offer four-year degrees as long as they do not duplicate the fields of study offered by the University of California or California State Universities. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: 'Game changer': 4-year degrees from some California 2-year colleges

Los Angeles Times (December 21, 2014)

Steve Crawford recently graduated from the mortuary science program at Cypress College in Orange County. If he passes state tests, he could get a job in a coroner's office, which was once his dream job. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: University of the Pacific launches Northern California’s first audiology doctoral program

ABC News 10 Stockton (December 26, 2014)

Californians who may have lost some hearing listening to the Grateful Dead at The Fillmore have new assurance that they'll be able to see an audiologist when they need one. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: The Atlantic Philanthropies and The California Endowment Commit $12.2 Million for Healthcare Career Pathways In Oakland Unified School District

PR Newswire (January 22, 2015)

The Atlantic Philanthropies and The California Endowment today announced $12.2 million in grants to the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Alameda Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) to support and expand health career pathways in Oakland, with the goal of improving academic and long-term employment...

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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: CSU Stanislaus Nursing Program Highly Ranked Among Western Schools

Turlock City News (April 10, 2015)

California State University, Stanislaus was recently ranked 26th out of 442 nursing schools in “America’s Best Nursing School - West Region” list published by NurseJournal.org. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: CSU, Chico nursing programs top regional, national lists

Red Bluff Daily News (March 20, 2015)

California State University, Chico’s School of Nursing programs were recently ranked near the top of two lists of best nursing schools. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California’s community colleges approve transfer path to historically black schools

Sacramento Bee (March 17, 2015)

California’s community college leaders signed agreements Tuesday that pave the way for students to transfer to nine historically black colleges, the first such arrangements with schools outside the state. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Educating the next generation of nurses

Turlock Journal (March 27, 2015)

CSU Stanislaus Nursing Program prepares students for real thing. Real the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: The ACA Is Changing How Students Become Doctors

California Healthline (May 6, 2015)

From the Medical College Admissions Test to post-graduate residencies, the way U.S. doctors are taught is changing in the wake of health care reform. 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: Young People Find Plenty of Career Opportunities in the Health Field

O.C. Register (July 25, 2015)

Career experts say that for those deciding on a field of study for their future careers, the health care industry is a good option. 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: Samuel Merritt University Launches New Online Degree Program for Case Managers

PR Web (November 27, 2015)

Samuel Merritt University’s School of Nursing, one of California’s largest and most prestigious nursing-education institutions, will launch a new online degree program for case managers, who now rank among the highest in-demand professionals in healthcare. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Medical education initiative launches at UM

KPAX (February 5, 2016)

We keeping hearing that health and medicine are growing job markets.   Now, a new initiative at the University of Montana looks to target those sectors, making it easier for students seeking education and work in medical science through what school officials are calling the University of Montana Health...

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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: Greenbrier Students with Interest in Medical Field Have Great Opportunity

The Cabin (February 6, 2016)

Every summer high school students in Arkansas have put on surgical scrubs or lab coats at Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and community hospitals in order to learn more about health careers. The Medical Application of Science for Health...

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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: UCSF Medical and Nursing Schools Top US News Rankings

UCSF (March 10, 2016)

Both UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine and its School of Nursing received top rankings nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate schools. The School of Medicine ranked third in primary care and tied for third in research, while the School of Nursing tied for...

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Health Professions in the News: Kaiser’s Medical School Offers Opportunity To Change Medical Education

The Sacramento Bee (December 24, 2015)

Kaiser Permanente recently announced plans to open a medical school in 2019. Kaiser’s move into medical education has the potential to transform the way doctors are trained in an evolving health care landscape. The modern medical curriculum was developed in 1910 after the publication of the Flexner...

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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: 5 Ways Nursing Graduate School Can Pay Off

U.S. News and World Report (September 22, 2016)

The number of jobs for nurses with graduate degrees is growing quickly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, whose forecasts show that the number of jobs available for advanced practice nurses will be 31 percent higher in 2024 compared with 2014. The bureau's research also shows that the typical...

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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: Can for-profit medical schools fill the doctor gap?

CBS News (June 22, 2016)

For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making...

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Health Professions in the News: Health Careers Academy gives Sonoma County teens close-up view of medical jobs

Sonoma Index Tribune (May 5, 2016)

Meghan O’Leary knew early on she wanted to go into the medical field. She spent much of her childhood caring for her mother, who O’Leary said suffered from severe liver cirrhosis and other health problems before she died last year. “Since the age of 12, I was her primary caretaker,” she said. Now...

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Health Professions in the News: Western Sierra Medical Clinic gives hands-on training to nursing students

The Union (May 8, 2016)

Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Grass Valley has established a partnership with California State University, Sacramento and Sierra College to provide hands-on education and on-site training for nursing students. The state university and community college’s nursing programs are rotating about 50 students...

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Health Professions in the News: Touro programs help take nurses to next level

Daily Republic (May 6, 2016)

The health care environment is changing rapidly and Touro University California School of Nursing is positioned to build on the skills of associate and bachelor’s degree registered nurses to meet the evolving health workforce needs. The 12-month program for BSN students and the 18-month program for...

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Health Professions in the News: New Online Courses Aim to Educate Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals on Advance Care Planning

CSU Institute for Palliative Care (April 15, 2016)

In response to the nation’s growing demand for physicians trained in advance care planning conversations, the California State University Institute for Palliative Care partnered with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California to co-design a comprehensive continuing education curriculum for...

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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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Health Professions in the News: Telemedicine New Frontier in Health Care

Toronto Sun (October 20, 2016)

Telemedicine is a relative newcomer to the health-care industry but its prognosis is clear: it will soon be mainstream. Now, you can be among the first to complete a telemedicine facilitation certificate that will give you the skills needed to succeed in this emerging field.  Read the full story here...

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Health Professions in the News: California's Community College 4-Year Degree Program May Expand

NBC San Diego (November 2, 2016)

More California community colleges may soon offer four-year degrees programs, even in highly competitive fields like nursing or electrical engineering. In September 2014, the state legislature made it possible for the community college system to award bachelor degrees. The move was aimed at providing...

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Health Professions in the News: Assemblyman Arambula Proposes Medical School for Fresno State

The Fresno Bee (January 24, 2017)

Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno, introduced legislation Monday to establish a medical school at Fresno State, which if approved by lawmakers would be the first in the state not at a University of California campus. Arambula voiced interest in Fresno State as a site for a medical school at a...

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Health Professions in the News: Not Your Grandfather’s Med School: Changes Trending In Med Ed

AMA Wire (February 7, 2017)

After many decades that saw little change in how medicine is taught, medical schools are rethinking nearly every facet of physician training. A report analyzes the efforts to better prepare the physicians of the future and presents trends in medical school curricula. These include earlier exposure...

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Health Professions in the News: University of California, Irvine Announces Newly Approved Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing

Daily Nurse (February 6, 2017)

After recent approval from the University of California Board of Regents, the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has announced their new Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. UCI’s nursing school is now the fourth nursing school in the UC system and their newly achieved school status is well...

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Health Professions in the News: Ucla Nursing School Receives $2.6m Grant To Aid Disadvantaged Students

UCLA Newsroom (December 12, 2016)

The UCLA School of Nursing has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Administration to support minority and disadvantaged students in both the master's entry clinical nurse program and the advanced practice nursing program. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Alumna Donates $7 Million to California State University, LA to Name School of Nursing

Daily Nurse (January 3, 2017)

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) recently received a $7 million gift to name the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing and establish the Chin Family Institute for Nursing. Dr. Patricia Chin became a strong supporter of the university after earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees...

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Health Professions in the News: How This California Student Was Offered $1 Million In Financial Aid – Without A Perfect SAT Or GPA

The Mercury News (March 24, 2017)

Like most middle-class parents, Kristin Skibo and her husband thought about putting their three children through college and took several deep breaths. Their eldest, Josh Barri, faces some learning challenges and for a variety of reasons a small private university seemed like the best fit. But when...

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