California Health Sciences University
California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is an independent and nonprofit institution of higher education dedicated to educating students in the health care professions with excellence, enabling them to become leaders and innovative practitioners who are committed to improving the health of diverse populations. Founded in 2007 by Dr. Fred Mendoza, D.O., former president-elect of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and current Chief Executive Officer at CHSU, our mission is to provide students with outstanding educational opportunities through a hands-on approach that results in highly skilled physicians, dentists and pharmacists who are committed to serving diverse communities throughout California’s San Joaquin Valley.
CHSU’s mission is to educate students in the health care professions with excellence, enabling them to become leaders and innovative practitioners who are committed to the improvement of the health of diverse populations.
California Health Sciences University’s mission is to educate students in the health care professions with excellence, enabling them to become leaders and innovative practitioners who are committed to the improvement of the health of diverse populations.
CHSU’s vision is that it will be recognized as one of the premier schools of medicine in California by providing innovative educational programs and research opportunities for its students, faculty members, alumni and other constituents.
Here at CHSU, we offer you a broad range of learning experiences. We know that it is critical for you to understand not only the science behind your chosen discipline but also the practice of medicine, pharmacy or related health professions.
Our faculty are respected professionals and accomplished educators, chosen for their teaching ability as well as research experience. They have a wide range of clinical backgrounds that offer students insight into the practical application of concepts learned in the classroom.
Our goal is to provide excellent training to our students so they will become leaders in their respective fields and be committed to improving the health of our diverse communities.
We want to help you develop the skills you need to become a leader in your field. Our goal is to provide excellent training to our students so they will become leaders in their respective fields and be committed to improving the health of our diverse communities.
Students enrolled in CHSU’s programs will have access to an outstanding curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, top-ranked faculty who are passionate about what they do, and a wealth of resources from our collaborative partners throughout California’s San Joaquin Valley.
- Top-ranked faculty. CHSU’s faculty members are passionate about what they do and have an unwavering commitment to the success of their students—not only in their classrooms but also in their communities, healthcare facilities, and beyond.
- State-of-the-art facilities. Our state-of-the-art campus includes classrooms equipped with smart technology, multimedia presentation systems, wireless internet access throughout the building as well as public computers available 24/7 on each floor of the library; a student lounge offering comfortable seating and study areas; a wellness center where students can relax before exams or during breaks from studying; and many more resources for you to use!
- Collaborative partners throughout California’s San Joaquin Valley area. With more than 200 hospital affiliations within 150 miles of our main campus in Bakersfield alone (and hundreds more across California), we have access to top medical professionals from all specialties who come together at our annual Health Sciences Research Symposium every year to share research findings and discuss ways that we can work together towards common goals for improving health care delivery models for our communities around us today and tomorrow!
California health sciences university
California Health Sciences University is a private, independent university that offers osteopathic medicine and pharmacy (M.S. in Pharmacy; PharmD) as well as teaching ability as well as research experience to students. It also offers many other programs, including doctoral studies for those who wish to teach at the university level or work in medical research.
We at CHSU are proud to be able to offer our students an excellent education in health care professions with a commitment to the improvement of the health of diverse populations. We believe that osteopathic medicine and pharmacy are the best ways to improve the health of those populations.