About California Health Sciences University

California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Founded in 2012 by the Assemi family, CHSU offers a local option for medical school and seeks to help remedy the shortage of health care providers in the Central Valley. CHSU is currently accepting applications for its Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program.

CHSU students and faculty enjoy an affordable cost of living and plentiful health care career opportunities in the Central Valley. CHSU makes student achievement the highest priority through multiple teaching modalities, innovative curricula, and support services for academics, wellness, leadership, and careers.

Florence T. Dunn serves as the University’s founding President. Under her leadership the University has earned tremendous community support and collaborates with educational and healthcare leaders throughout the region and state.

“We are proud to collaborate with Fresno State, Fresno Pacific University, Clovis Community College and other universities in Central California for interdisciplinary research and education. CHSU has also partnered with local physicians, pharmacists, and institutions throughout the Central Valley – Community Medical Centers, Kaiser Permanente, Valley Children’s Hospital, Adventist Health system, United Health Centers, and Camarena Health to name a few – to provide students with diverse clinical education and experiences,” President Dunn says.

CHSU’s 4-year Doctor of Pharmacy program remains open with ACPE candidate status through 2024. Current students in the graduating classes of 2022 to 2024 will be able to complete their pharmacy education at CHSU, graduate, apply for residencies, take their licensing exams, and become pharmacists. However, CHSU is not enrolling new students in the College of Pharmacy. Plans to open a new, 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy program have been suspended. For more information, please view the press release.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program at the CHSU College of Biosciences and Health Professions offers two tracks to help students strengthen their academic credentials and critical thinking skills before pursuing a healthcare profession career. 

The CHSU Campus

The California Health Sciences University campus is in beautiful Clovis, California. Administrative offices, the College of Pharmacy, and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program are at 120 N. Clovis Avenue. The College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Simulation Center are at 2500 Alluvial Avenue.

With gorgeous views of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the three-story College of Osteopathic Medicine building opened in 2020 and incorporates innovative technology throughout. The facility features large classrooms, an Osteopathic Skills lab, a library, plentiful private and collaborative study spaces, a spacious student lounge with Teaching Kitchen, and a Simulation Center.

The Simulation Center includes an inpatient area that resembles a hospital environment and an outpatient area that is like a clinic or doctor’s office. The innovative Simulation Center was meticulously planned to maximize interactive learning. CHSU’s 110-acre campus site provides plenty of space for decades of expansion. The campus could ultimately approach 2,000 students and nearly 300 faculty and staff. Further development of the campus will occur in multiple phases, as new programs and colleges are added for postgraduate health education.