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Health Professions in the News: New, Private Inland Empire Medical School Could Open in 2016

California Healthline (May 29, 2014)

Plans for a new medical school in the Inland Empire have been largely met with praise from local officials eager for more doctors in the region. However, there is some uncertainty about the ambitious timeline for opening the new school.  Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: UC Davis is Trailblazer in Three-Year Medical School Model

Capital Public Radio (July 28, 2014)

A handful of UC Davis students are trailblazers in a new medical school model that has won the approval of Californian Governor Jerry Brown. Brown signed legislation that will allow doctors to practice with three years of medical school instead of four. Read the full story here.  

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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: Teaching Medical Students to Become Better Communicators Through Writing

Inside UCR (April 22, 2016)

“Many medical doctors have a difficult time communicating their thoughts through writing. This can lead to struggles in other types of communicating, such as with the patient or their team,” said Maegen Dupper, M.D., an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Riverside School...

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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: New Medical School To Be Constructed In Clovis

Visalia Times-Delta (November 23, 2016)

California Health Sciences University, a private university in Clovis, will open a new medical school — the first of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley — as soon as fall 2019. CHSU plans to offer a College of Osteopathic Medicine, in addition to the university’s existing College of Pharmacy. Read...

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Health Professions in the News: OB/GYN Residency Program Receives Accreditation

UCR Today (October 17, 2016)

The Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Residency Program in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the national organization that accredits US medical residency and fellowship programs...

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Health Professions in the News: Here’s What Kaiser Permanente is Planning for its Pasadena Medical School

Pasadena Star News (March 21, 2017)

Kaiser Permanente is moving forward with plans to replace an old Pasadena office building and parking lot with a state of the art, 80,000 square foot School of Medicine.  Early renderings of the school, located at 94 S. Los Robles Ave, show a four-story, contemporary building with floor-to-ceiling...

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Health Professions in the News: San Bernardino County Awards Colton Medical School a $10 Million Contract

San Bernardino County Sun (March 7, 2017)

San Bernardino County Supervisors on Tuesday approved, without discussion, a $10 million, five-year agreement to support the effort for a new medical school in Colton. The California University of Science and Medicine’s School of Medicine is expected to open in summer 2018 inside temporary headquarters...

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Health Professions in the News: Fresno State's Castro Says Talk Of New Valley Medical School Should Include UC

Valley Public Radio (February 27, 2017)

Fresno State President Joseph Castro says he wants to see any new effort to build a public medical school in the San Joaquin Valley be a collaboration between the UC and CSU systems. Last month, Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula introduced a bill in Sacramento that would authorize a new medical school...

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Health Professions in the News: Virtual Patients Sharpen Skills For Drexel Nurse Practitioner Students

WPVI-TV (April 9, 2017)

It's the medical training version of the old joke about getting to Carnegie Hall - "practice, practice, practice." Technology has changed the way we learn on every level of schooling. At Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, a new system is giving some medical...

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Health Professions in the News: How to Attend Medical School for Free

U.S. News and World Report (July 13, 2017)

It's not uncommon for medical school graduates to leave school with hundreds of thousands in student loan debt. Last year, among U.S. medical school graduates who borrowed, the median debt burden was $190,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. While the idea of graduating...

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Health Professions in the News: Med Schools Adding Integrative Medicine Courses

Health eCareers (September 5, 2017)

Aspiring physicians expect to sit in medical school courses that focus on anatomy and biochemistry. But at many schools, they can also learn about unconventional treatment options like acupuncture, hypnosis and herbal remedies in courses on what's known as integrative medicine. Experts say it's important...

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