We have heard some suspicious whispers about the school so I did some research and came across this recent thread on the Student Doctor Network website: Also, gotta love the bootleg Penn crest knock-off. This is my first and probably only MD II for this cycle (I think pretty much everywhere else has already ended their interview cycle), so I would appreciate any tips you all have! They are in close proximity to other hospitals like Loma Linda (which share residency rotation sites with arrowhead). The California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) School of Medicine is a newly accredited medical school located in Colton, California, San Bernardino County, United States. UCSF is the medical school for UC Berkeley. CHSU, a privately funded university established in 2012, is committed to health sciences research and improving the access and delivery of quality health care in the San Joaquin Valley. Press J to jump to the feed. Thoughts on California Northstate University College of Medicine criticisms? Nope, this is a completely different school. Western has a good reputation, but this school is supported by San Bernardino. :) (6 DO IIs, so I’ve had a lot of practice, but still am open for advice!!). School has the potential to become bigger and better. Anyone know when their applications opened on AMCAS? SoCal, not for profit. The interview format is an open file, one-on-one interview, so I’m going to go back and review my app. Reddit's home for wholesome discussion related to pre-medical studies. Berkeley has some sort of program with UCSF already. attending the interview really depends on how much an MD means to you, specialty goals, etc. First, don’t most people abbreviate this school as CALMED? Treat it like you would with any interview. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. My SO is considering applying to the California Northstate University College Of Medicine. In order to be eligible for a .edu domain, you must be an accredited university. Wouldn't it be cheaper to establish a new school within an existing university, like UC Berkeley? CUSM received preliminary LCME accreditation in February 2018, and enrolled students for classes conferring an M.D. Schools Like California Northstate, who also have preliminary accreditation with the LCME may have a .edu domain since the university itself already existed prior to the formation of their medical school. MD school obviously. The problem with federal student loans is that until it is EDIT it has been in operation for the required time END EDIT, the Feds (Grad Plus etc) won't let their student have loans. The image you linked is probably the temporary facility.  Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Earlier today, I received an interview invitation from the new MD school in southern California, which is accepting their very first class of students for the fall. Is applying now viable? Is this the Kaiser med school they were talking about last year? I know they favor California residents but they interview a lot of out-of-state as well so I don't think that plays a huge role in screening. D. don't you dare. I’m already pretty happy with the DO school I’m planning to attend, but I figured I’d give it a try and sent them an application when they opened for admissions on the AMCAS portal. Also just wanted to share this here because maybe if there’s anything you wanted to know more about the school, I could ask at interview day. Reactions: Txpre_med and JMS54. 2017-2018 California University of Science and Medicine . New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The UC system is a major bureaucratic monster. Press J to jump to the feed. Looking at their website, I’ve seen CUSM, CAL MED, and CalMed, so I think they’re okay with any of them. WSUSOM is really good at matching students to semi competitive specialties ( ~ophthalmology level, fun fact 60% of all ophthalmologist in my area are from wayne , about 35% Umich ( most of them go out of state for residency) and a few others- I even found a msu DO’s and about 2 msu MD ) things I would consider before attending the interview are how reputable is the DO program you are accepted to, what kind of financial aid CUSM gives, how far it is from home, etc. Based on what people have said/mixed reviews on SDN so far, one of my concerns about this school is the cost of attendance, because they just received accreditation, and I would have to look at private loans. Looks like they will be taking applicants this cycle. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. CUSM, however, is a completely brand new school, which would sketch me out since they have absolutely zero infrastructure already in place. Thanks! Anyone know when secondaries will be sent out? Why is there such a discrepancy between this photo and the photo of their "campus" on their main page? The article says they're about to break ground on a new facility next to the medical campus, which I think is what's in the home page picture. I think the UC system might want to establish a new medical school at UC Merced to address the physician shortage in that area similar to what UC Riverside did. Arrowhead is known in the region, is a teaching hospital and has various residencies here. Reddit's home for wholesome discussion related to pre-medical studies. II at California University of Science and Medicine School of Medicine (CUSM) Earlier today, I received an interview invitation from the new MD school in southern California, which is accepting their very first class of students for the fall. CUSM, however, is a completely brand new school, which would sketch me out since they have absolutely zero infrastructure already in place. degree beginning July 2018. I think new MD programs have done well for the most part. 2+ Year Member. Schools Like California Northstate, who also have preliminary accreditation with the LCME may have a .edu domain since the university itself already existed prior to the formation of their medical school. They only have preliminary accreditation at this point, so they are not eligible. You are in an incredibly fortunate position already being admitted somewhere, use it to your advantage and if you don’t like this school, don’t go. (CAL MED is an acronym for their six values: Community-Focused, Accountability, Leadership, Motivation, Excellence, and Diversity). I think in this kind of scenario, there are perks/downsides to DO, but also perks/downsides to a new MD school. Welcome to California Health Sciences University (CHSU), the first university of its kind in the Central Valley. Not sure what kind of interview it is but just prepare like normal and remember, since it’s a new school, ask lots of questions and make sure this is a place you really want to go. http://www.calmedu.org/school-of-medicine/admissions/welcome.php, Should've called it California University of Medicine and Science, “California university of science and medicine school of medicine”, California medical university of science and medicine school of medicine for medical students studying medicine, California Medical University of Medical Science and Medical Medicine School of Medicine, They want at least a 502 and a 3.0 GPA but you already know that they're lookin for some dank 3.9s/515+s #CALI, I have never heard of this one before but its a nice to know us Californians have one additional school to consider.
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