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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: 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: State, Vacaville Unified school nurses, advocate for students, handle array of health needs in 2015

The Reporter (May 5, 2015)

For people of a certain age, having a school nurse on campus during class hours was a given. But in Vacaville Unified and other California school districts — and in many other states — the assignment of a school nurse at each campus is downright rare in 2015. School nurses today are often assigned...

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Health Professions in the News: Apply to Medical School With an Undergraduate Nursing Degree

U.S. News and World Report (March 24, 2015)

I have been asked if someone with an undergraduate degree in nursing can apply and attend medical school. The answer is, "yes." ?Nurses can go to medical school. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, 1,034? applicants with undergraduate degrees in nursing applied to medical school...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: University of California, Irvine Announces Newly Approved Sue & 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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