Giving Tuesday: CHSU Gives Movement Garners Support for Central Valley Medical Students

November 30, 2023

Central Valley students have the option to attend medical school in their hometown at California Health Sciences University (CHSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine with the support of CHSU Gives, an annual movement that occurs during Giving Tuesday to invest in future and local doctors through student scholarships.

CHSU recruits and trains a diverse student body who will help secure Central Valley health care for generations to come, especially for those who lack access to health care.

This giving season, donations from the community will directly help talented students pursuing an osteopathic medical education and inspire them to serve patients in the Central Valley.

Watch how current CHSU medical students have been able to work towards becoming a future physician by receiving a scholarship with the support of donations.

Justin Flores, second-year medical student
Madera native, Justin Flores, second-year medical student, explains how receiving scholarships has helped him change careers and pursue his life-long dream of becoming an osteopathic physician while continuing to support his wife and daughter.

Mariela Mendoza, second-year medical student
Born and raised in Sanger, Mendoza shares how receiving a scholarship made her dream to become a physician a reality so that she can be the bridge between the language barrier and health care for Spanish-speaking patients, like how she did for her mother growing up.

From November 14-28, donors donated at CHSU Gives to make a lasting impact on securing adequate health care for the Central Valley.

Thank you for supporting CHSU students through scholarships!

The CHSU Student Scholarship fund is managed by the Central Valley Community Foundation so that students can continue to receive the support they need to pursue their medical education and healthcare professions.

CVCF is a 501 (c)(3) organization, Tax ID: 77-0478025