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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: A Guide to Graduate Medical Education Funding in California

California Health Care Foundation (February 19, 2019)

California’s diverse population — the biggest in the United States — is growing. The state has an urgent need to train a modern health care workforce with the skills required to provide care in a rapidly evolving environment. Physicians develop those skills from graduate medical education (GME), which...

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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: Opinion: Gov. Brown’s Online Community College Plan Could Solve Nursing Crisis

Times of San Diego (May 5, 2018)

Though controversial among brick-and-mortar and old-school thinkers, the online-only community college could be the legacy that eclipses his father’s legendary University of California expansion. Open to all. Possibly free to all. And unrestricted by the academic calendar. Read the full story here.

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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: How Special Master's Programs Can Lead to Medical School

U.S. News and World Report (April 10, 2018)

Getting into a U.S. medical school is no easy feat. With just around 40 percent of applicants matriculating, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, those applying must set themselves apart and be as competitive as possible. For some, the path to medical school is a straight trajectory...

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Health Professions in the News: CSUN Master’s in Health Administration Earns National Accreditation

CSUN Today (March 20, 2018)

Joanna Bialy had built a career in health care administration as a problem solver — managing a clinic, overseeing several departments, managing an operational budget and much more for Kaiser Permanente. The solution to continuing to achieve her personal ambitions was obvious: “In order to keep going...

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Health Professions in the News: A New Medical School Launches in California

PR Newswire (February 20, 2018)

The California University of Science and Medicine, School of Medicine (CUSM School of Medicine) proudly announces its approval for preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The University will welcome its first incoming medical school class this August. Read the...

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Health Professions in the News: In a First for California, Nurse Practitioners to Deliver Primary Care without Physician Supervision

California Health Report (January 22, 2018)

Nurse practitioners, who hold masters or doctorate degrees in nursing, can diagnose patients, prescribe medication and admit patients to the hospital. Yet in California, they typically work under the supervision of medical doctors despite their years of training.  Ballard-Hernandez is an exception...

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Health Professions in the News: Millennials Embrace Nursing Profession — Just In Time To Replace Baby Boomers

California Healthline (October 27, 2017)

The days are long past when the only career doors that readily opened to young women were those marked teacher, secretary or nurse. Yet young adults who are part of the millennial generation are nearly twice as likely as baby boomers were to choose the nursing profession, according to a recent study...

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Health Professions in the News: Training New Doctors Right Where They’re Needed

California Healthline (October 9, 2017)

Dr. Olga Meave didn’t mind the dry, 105-degree heat that scorched this Central Valley city on a recent afternoon. Meave’s sense of familiarity with the region and its residents drew her to an ambitious program in Bakersfield whose goal is to train and retain doctors in medically underserved areas...

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Health Professions in the News: New Commission Plans To Address State Health Care Worker Shortage

California Healthline (August 28, 2017)

California faces a shortfall of primary care doctors and other health care providers, and the gap is expected to widen over time. A new commission unveiled this week will spend the next year investigating the problem and drafting potential solutions. The 24-member California Future Health Workforce...

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Health Professions in the News: California Community Colleges Helping Address Nursing Shortage

California Forward (August 17, 2017)

Internationally-trained nurses face a difficult barrier to practice in California. The California Board of Registered Nursing requires that, in specific courses, both classroom instruction and clinical practice must take place concurrently. In some nursing schools overseas, they are offered in consecutive...

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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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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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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: 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: 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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