CLOVIS, Calif. – California Health Sciences University (CHSU) in Clovis announced that their new College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) has successfully advanced towards their next step in accreditation.
The new medical school in Clovis was awarded Pre-Accreditation status, following the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) meeting last month. Pre-Accreditation is the highest status a College of Osteopathic Medicine can achieve prior to graduating its first class, as warranted by the COCA. The COCA is empowered by the U.S. Department of Education as the programmatic accreditor for all colleges of osteopathic medicine.
“We are proud to advance to this next step towards accreditation, which is a critical step in the approval process,” stated Dr. John Graneto, Dean at the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. “The CHSU COM can now offer enrollment to our inaugural class, as well as begin instruction on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, said Graneto.
Applications for 2020 enrollment began in May and have exceeded our expectations. Interviews for our inaugural class of medical students begin this month and will continue through next spring, stated Dr. Graneto.
Pre-Accreditation provides the CHSU COM with the following rights: 1) degree granting authority, 2) graduate eligibility for all residency programs in the U.S., and 3) graduate eligibility to subsequently be licensed in all 50 states.
CHSU medical students will also be eligible for private student loans, scholarships from national organizations and regional foundations, and loan forgiveness programs upon graduation.
The University’s new Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program will matriculate 75 medical students in their first class next year, growing to 150 students per class within two years.
Construction is almost complete on the new College of Osteopathic Medicine building located on their new campus at 2500 Alluvial Avenue in Clovis. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new medical school with Simulation Center facility is planned for April 2020.
About California Health Sciences University (CHSU)
California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Founded by the Assemi family, CHSU is the first university of its kind in the Central Valley and offers a local option for doctoral programs to help remedy the shortage of health care services offered in the Valley. Students can enjoy the unique combination of high quality of life, affordable cost of living and plentiful health provider career opportunities the Valley provides.
The University offers a new Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program. The CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will matriculate 75 students in their first class next year, growing to 150 students per class within two years.
The CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is now accepting applications for their first cohort of medical students to matriculate in July 2020 through the AACOMAS website.
The CHSU College of Pharmacy opened in 2014 and has graduated two classes of Doctor of Pharmacy students to date. Applications for the CHSU 2020 Doctor of Pharmacy program are now being accepted through the PharmCAS website.
The university plans to open up to 10 post-baccalaureate colleges to train health care professionals in the coming years. The timing and specific discipline for each new school will be determined based on the need and opportunity for job placement within the region.