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Health Professions in the News: California Launches Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine

University of California San Francisco (April 14, 2015)

Gov. Jerry Brown is launching a statewide initiative with the University of California, to advance the field of precision medicine. The effort will involve collaborating with other academic and industry partners and starting to build the infrastructure and assemble the resources necessary to further...

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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: 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: 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: 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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