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Office of student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs provides a nurturing and supportive environment to prepare students for the demands of a career in Osteopathic Medicine. We strive to cultivate an environment of respect, inclusion, diversity, excellence and service. Creating a trusting and caring culture is at the heart of the Office’s mission.

In addition to coordinating events, services and programs to support the mission and values of CHSU-COM, and promote personal and professional growth, its services include: student activities, student life, academic support, disability services, health and wellness, and more. The Office can also provide referrals to campus and community resources, and handle student concerns.

Through the Office of Student Affairs, students will find connections to the community as they become engaged in service projects, community outreach events, and academic programs and presentations that will serve to enrich their medical school experience.

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Mattie Bendall

Mattie Bendall

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Enrollment and Accreditation

Leticia Herrera

Leticia Herrera, EdD

Director of Student Services and Assistant Professor of Primary Care

Tom Thao, MEd

Student Affairs Program Manager

Lisa James

Lisa James, LMFT

Behavioral Health Specialist

Stephanie Medina

Stephanie Medina, MEd

Educational Skills Specialist

Jessie Hernandez

Jessie Hernandez

Student Services Specialist

Berenice Aboyte

Compliance Support Assistant

Accessibility Services

CHSU-COM is committed to complying with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, federal laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, and relevant state law. The Office of Student Affairs supports qualified students with disabilities by determining eligibility and providing necessary and reasonable academic adjustments/accommodations.

Any student seeking accommodations due to disability is required to register by completing the forms below and once completed please email them to Leticia Herrera, EdD, Director of Student Services at

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ADA Accommodation Verification Form
CHSU-COM ADA Release of Information Form
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CHSU offers our students opportunities to use critical thinking, tackle challenges, and research in our state of the art learning environments.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

California Health Sciences University (CHSU) strives to provide a campus environment that recognizes, promotes, and celebrates the entire diversity of human experiences. CHSU is committed to welcoming people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and within our campus community.

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Financial aid and tuition

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.

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Tuition and Cost of Attendance

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Celebrate our Class of 2024 College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates! Check out the graduation page for the latest updates and information about the festivities!

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Health Sciences Library

CHSU has health sciences libraries within both the College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Pharmacy buildings. Most of our materials can be accessed via the library website by students, faculty, staff, and preceptors. The library team is available Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and can best be reached by email.

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Your connections with CHSU will continue long after graduation. You will play a role in blazing a trail for graduates generations to come. Learn more about those next steps.

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Taking care of yourself while attending CHSU-COM is a priority. Mental and physical well-being sets the groundwork for your success as a student and beyond.

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“the Gateway to the Sierras”

Clovis is known as the “Gateway to the Sierras” and offers shopping, museums, restaurants and art galleries in the quaint Old Town Clovis area, where CHSU is located. CHSU students enjoy the unique combination of high quality of life, affordable cost of living by California standards, and plentiful career opportunities in health care that the Valley provides.”

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Tutoring Services

CHSU-COM’s Student Doctor Tutor Program offers free tutoring services to help improve students’ academic performance for all system-based blocks and longitudinal courses. The Student Doctor Tutor Program offers one-on-one sessions, small group sessions, drop-in help sessions, and exam review sessions.

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