College of Osteopathic Medicine

CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

California’s Newest State of the Art Medical School

Future Students

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Admissions Process

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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 and 2025 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

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Curriculum & Clerkships

Innovative Curriculum

Our innovative, active learning, curriculum highlights a systems-based,
clinically integrated model and includes medical Spanish,
culinary medicine, population health research and
interactive technologies.


Advantages of an interactive curriculum

Simulation Center

Students participate in regularly scheduled simulations with manikins and human standardized patients at our state-of-the-art Simulation Center.

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Teaching Kitchen

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.

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Local Rotations

Students gain hands-on experience through their clinical clerkship rotations at over 70 local regional hospitals, clinics, and health care facilities.

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Dedicated Educators

Drs. Samuel Kadavakollu and Kevin Steed Facilitate Pre-Med Bootcamp


With a $5,000 grant from Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, Samuel Kadavakollu, PhD, MSc, Interim Department Chair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Education and Director of MCAT and Preparatory Programs, and Kevin Steed, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Education, hosted a virtual Pre-Med Bootcamp to help prospective students prepare for the MCAT exam, learn study techniques, test taking strategies and more!

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Rouby Mavyan


Rouby Mavyan, PhD, the Manager of the Office of Academic Affairs and Assessment, and Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine, has played an integral part in the development of the COM curriculum. She leads a team of academic affairs coordinators and an assessment data clerk to manage the content for Brightspace, exams, grade analysis, student rank assessments, and general reporting on everything related to what CHSU-COM medical students are learning.

Financial Aid

We are committed to helping our students and families understand, apply for, and secure financing for their educational journey with CHSU by providing personal assistance as they work through the financial aid process.

Tuition/Cost of Attendance



The Heart of California

Living in the Central Valley

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Graduate Medical Education

Finding Your Residency

Residency Matching

CHSU-COM Graduates have the opportunity to match for residencies in local hospitals, hospital systems, clinics and health care facilities in many different specialties.

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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.

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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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