FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Society for Simulation in Healthcare Grants First Provisional Accreditation in Central Valley to CHSU

January 11, 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: the society for simulation in healthcare grants first
provisional accreditation in the central valley to chsu

CLOVIS, Calif. – California Health Sciences University (CHSU) announced their Simulation Center is the first in the Central Valley to receive provisional accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare is the largest healthcare simulation accrediting body in the world, with over 100 accredited programs in 10 countries.  

They examine a simulation program’s processes and outcomes in core provisional and companion requirements in assessment, research, teaching/education, and systems integration.

“We are proud to have achieved this initial milestone to assure our Simulation Center follows simulation-standard best practices for our medical and pharmacy students and community learners,” stated Leslie Catron, Simulation Center Director.

CHSU’s state-of-the-art Simulation Center is located at their College of Osteopathic Medicine. Students learn with high-fidelity manikins, patient trainers, and standardized patients in specialized labs, including in-patient hospital environments and out-patient clinic or doctor’s offices.

“We have made a significant investment in our Simulation Center. Research shows that using interactive simulation experiences combined with classroom learning develops better-prepared clinical practitioners while improving quality health care, education, and patient safety,” said John Graneto, DO, MEd, Dean of the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

CHSU’s Simulation Center will be eligible to apply for full accreditation in 2024.

About California Health Sciences University

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.

The CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is accepting applications for their third cohort of medical students to matriculate in fall 2022. (link)

The CHSU College of Pharmacy is accepting applications for their new, 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy program to matriculate in fall 2022, contingent upon various accreditation approvals. (link)

The university plans to open up to 10 post-baccalaureate colleges on their 110-acre campus in Clovis, California to train health care professionals in the coming years. The timing and specific discipline for each new program will be determined based on the need and opportunity for job placement within the region.

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