Congratulations on your acceptance to CHSU-COM! The information below will help you get prepared for your medical school journey.
Welcome to the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2026!
We are excited to have you join us on campus in July. Please review the information below to help you prepare for the upcoming academic year.
Welcome to Campus
TOUR THE CHSU COM BUILDING
Dear Members of the CHSU-COM Class of 2026,
We are excited to have you join us! You are invited to see our virtual tour of the CHSU-COM Building. I’m so excited for you to see our classrooms, study areas, professional Teaching Kitchen, Simulation Center and more! I hope you all stay safe and healthy!
John Graneto, DO
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Your Journey to DO
Check out this special message from the AACOM, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) welcoming you into the beginning of your medical career.
Dates & Deadlines
|July 19-21, 2022||Orientation (MANDATORY)|
7:45 am – 5:00 pm each day
|July 25, 2022||Fall Semester Begins|
|TBD||White Coat Ceremony|
Orientation will be on July 19-21 from 7:45 am – 5:00 pm every day.
- Business attire on day one (Tuesday, July 19) = please dress nicely, since we will be taking both a group photo and headshots
- Business Casual for the remainder of Orientation
What to Bring
- Laptop/Tablet – please bring with you every day
Visitors (afternoon of day three – 7/21)
- If you have a spouse/partner, parents, or other immediate family in the area, please invite them to join you on campus on Thursday, starting at 1:00 pm (after lunch)
- Self-guided tours (you can show them around)
- Panel discussions specifically aimed at them and how they can best support you in your medical school journey
We will not have any scheduled activities on Friday, July 22. This is intended to give you a long weekend to fully prepare to start classes on Monday, July 25!
Background Check and Drug Screening
The Background Check process will be processed through Certiphi and managed through AACOMAS. AACOMAS will share reports with the school to which you plan to matriculate.
The drug screen will also be processed by Certiphi and CHSU-COM must authorize accepted students so that the drug screen processes can be initiated. This process will begin in the spring, so please keep be alert for more information about the drug screen.
Once a student is authorized, Certiphi will send an email to the student indicating that each of these authorizations (which are separate) has been completed.
The initial fee for the background check is a deposit. The fee will vary between individuals (e.g. if you have 10 aliases it will cost more than if you have only used one name all your life). Once the background check is complete the remainder of the deposit will be returned.
The drug screen fee pertains to one visit to Quest and the processing of one sample. If, for whatever reason, your sample turns out to be inadequate, you will have to pay for a second screen.
PLEASE NOTE: CHSU expects students to follow Federal Law with respect to drug usage (i.e. NOT the laws of their legal state of residence and NOT California law).
All incoming students are required to submit immunization records, tuberculosis (TB) information, and verification of COVID-19 vaccination and booster prior to beginning their first semester with CHSU-COM. As role models in public health, we are proud that our students are 100% compliant with our COVID-19 vaccination policy.
Once a student is authorized, MyRecordTracker will send an email to the student to initiate the process. The student will create an account with MyRecordTracker to provide the requested documentations.
Please see the Student User Guide if you need assistance with the MyRecordTracker webpage.
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please review our Current COVID Prevention Program FAQs.
The transcripts that you submitted to AACOMAS with your application are viewed as official, so you do not need to resubmit them.
Students who had incomplete CHSU-COM admissions requirements prior to applying will need to submit an official transcript to the COM Admissions Office, showing the successful completion of those requirements. This may include prerequisite courses or a completed Baccalaureate degree.
The CHSU-COM Office of Admissions must receive official, sealed transcripts prior to Orientation, to officially register you in the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Please request your transcripts as soon as possible after you have completed your coursework.
Any coursework that is not included in your official transcripts received at CHSU, must have a signed letter from the course instructor, indicating your successful completion of the course. This letter must be on college letterhead and include the assigned grade, and must be submitted to CHSU prior to Orientation. You will still be required to supply an official transcript as soon as one is available.
Send Official, Sealed Transcripts to:
California Health Sciences University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
2500 Alluvial Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611
Student Health Insurance
California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine requires all students to maintain an acceptable health insurance policy. Students must provide proof of insurance coverage each year throughout enrollment in the program. More information about enrolling in CHSU Student Insurance – as well as the waiver process if you are covered under another active policy – will be available in the late spring or early summer.
Order your “THE DEVELOPING PHYSICIAN” Course REQUIRED MATERIALS
In your The Developing Physician (TDP) course, you will learn the important skills necessary to function as a clinical physician. The following is a list of equipment that is required for this course. We have included some options for you to choose from when looking to purchase your equipment. Do not feel obligated to purchase the exact equipment that is listed here, these are merely examples to help you make a choice. If you find your equipment elsewhere, or at a better price, then feel free to purchase it from another provider.
- If you have not already done so, please be sure to purchase the equipment you will need for The Developing Physician (TDP) course.
- CHSU-COM does not have a school specific storefront, but most items on this list include a link to a recommended item from an online retailer.
- You will need this equipment on the first day of TDP, so please be sure you have it in-hand by that time.
This document outlines the minimum specifications for laptops to us at CHSU to be effective with the requirements to achieve the learning outcomes of the curriculum. This document is not intended to be a complete specification of system requirements, but rather highlight the required elements of the laptop configurations.
Find Your Community
Get to Know Your Fellow Students
The CHSU-COM Admissions has a private Facebook group to connect students in our incoming class, so they can get to know each other. This is a great place to informally chat with the admissions team, learn about what’s going on in the Fresno/Clovis area, find roommates, or discuss housing options.
To request access to the group, please visit the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2026 group and click “+ Join Group.”
You will be notified when your request to join the group has been approved by a page administrator.
Explore STUDENT ORGANIZATIONs
Enrich your medical school education by getting involved in student organizations! CHSU-COM offers a variety of student organizations for many different specialties and more are being formed.
Buy your chsu apparel
Show off your school spirit by purchasing branded apparel with the CHSU or COM logo. Visit our online store!
|COM OMS-I Orientation Week||“Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue – Strategies to Manage”||COM Student Affairs/Counseling Staff|
|COM OMS-II Orientation Days||“Importance of Sleep on Physical Health – Strategies for Board Prep While Maintaining Sleep”||COM Student Affairs/Counseling Staff|
|COM OMS-II during EPA 1 Course||“Fatigue Mitigation Training for Clerkships”||Clinical Education Department Staff|
|COM OMS-III during EPA 2 Course||“Patient Care and Fatigue – How to Self-Regulate”||Clinical Education Department Staff|
|COM OMS-IV during EPA 3 Course||“Fatigue Mitigation in Residency: Techniques/Tips”||GME Department Staff|
CHSU FATIGUE MITIGATION PROGRAM
Students participate in learning events relating to the impact of sleep deprivation and fatigue, and are exposed to strategies to better manage and mitigate their effects.
A student’s duty/learning schedule during OMS-III and OMS-IV will be dependent upon their clerkship assignment. Students should seek clarification of their schedule as needed to ensure that they may optimize the clinical experience.
Assigned clinical duties, rounds, and on-site educational programs are considered part of the student’s overall assigned hours. Activities such as independent study, reading for assignments, and preparing for shelf examinations are not and should not be included in a tally of assigned hours.
Students are assigned to no more than 80 hours per week, averaged over a 4-week period, and have at least one day off in every seven-day period or two consecutive days off in every fourteen-day period.
Students are expected to self-monitor their assigned hours. If a student believes that he or she is being asked to exceed these duty hours during any clerkship, he or she must immediately consult the Clinical Education Department.