College of Osteopathic Medicine
CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
California’s Newest State of the Art Medical School
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From the Dean
Welcome to California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (CHSU-COM)…your medical school journey begins now. The CHSU-COM is making history in the Central Valley and we hope you are inspired to join the Class of 2024, 2025 and 2026 medical students already hard at work and learning in the Valley’s new medical school. With many of our students recruited from the Valley, we will graduate physicians that improve the health care in the region for generations to come.”
– John Graneto, DO, MEd
Curriculum & Clerkships
Our innovative, active learning, curriculum highlights a systems-based,
clinically integrated model and includes medical Spanish,
culinary medicine, population health research and
Advantages of an interactive curriculum
Students participate in regularly scheduled simulations with manikins and human standardized patients at our state-of-the-art Simulation Center.
Students learn the basics of nutrition and culinary medicine through team-based learning and hands-on cooking classes designed to align with the philosophy of osteopathic medicine.
Students gain hands-on experience through their clinical clerkship rotations at over 70 local regional hospitals, clinics, and health care facilities.
learning From Our
Faculty Feature – Dr. Jonathan Terry
Jonathan Terry, DO, QME, ABIHM, IFMCP, is the Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine at CHSU-COM. Dr. Terry also practices integrative psychiatry in his private practice where he helps his patients understand the relationship between the mind and body, helping patients address the root issues that can prevent them from being able to cope with a physical ailment. Dr. Terry started as a preceptor to CHSU medical students, but soon became a full time professor, allowing him to have a bigger impact on student learning. See how he is shaping the next generation of medical professionals.
Faculty Feature – Dr. Francisco Ibarra
Francisco Ibarra, PharmD, BCCCP, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Education at CHSU-COM. In addition to teaching, he is a full time emergency medicine clinical pharmacist, which allows him to take what he learns in the field and apply that to his lesson plans at CHSU. Learn more about Dr. Ibarra’s work and why he loves teaching the next generation of osteopathic physicians.
Faculty Feature – Dr. Sidney James
Dr. Sidney James, is an Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine at CHSU-COM. Dr. James is passionate about teaching medical students how to use ultrasound devices as a diagnostic tool, helping them familiarize themselves with it starting early in their first year. As a practitioner that uses point-of-care ultrasound with his patients in private practice and the ER, Dr. James knows how beneficial it is to be able to make clinical decisions using handheld ultrasound devices that connect directly to a smartphone or tablet. Learn more about Dr. James’ work and why point-of-care ultrasound is such an important tool at the bedside.
Faculty Feature – Dr. Sara Goldgraben
Sara Goldbraben, MD, MPH, MBA is an Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine at CHSU-COM. Dr. Goldgraben teaches the Culinary Medicine course where students learn how healthy food can be used to help prevent and heal different disease states. In these hands-on culinary classes at the CHSU-COM Teaching Kitchen, students learn how to cook healthy meals that can prevent diseases related to the specific body system they are studying in their didactic courses. Learn more about Dr. Goldgraben’s work and why she believes preventative medicine is so important.
Faculty Feature – Dr. Samuel Kadavakollu
Samuel Kadavakollu, PhD, MSc, is the Chair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Education at CHSU-COM. In addition to teaching biochemistry, nutrition, basic physiology, and overseeing the Biomedical Education department, he also has pioneered CHSU’s Pre-Med Bootcamp that helps local premedical students prepare for the MCAT exam and medical school applications. Learn more about Dr. Kadavakollu’s work and why he loves teaching current CHSU students and preparing the next generation of medical students.
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The Heart of California
Living in the Central Valley
Graduate Medical Education
Finding Your Residency
CHSU-COM Graduates have the opportunity to match for residencies in local hospitals, hospital systems, clinics and health care facilities in many different specialties.
Central Valley Residency Programs
California’s Central Valley has a number of residency positions available in local hospitals, clinics and health care facilities and it continues to grow each year as demand for physicians increases.
Growth of GME in the Valley
CHSU is dedicated to working with existing facilities and new clinical settings to start or increase the number of graduate medical education (GME) residency positions in the Central Valley.
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