Dr. Vijay Khatri, Editor of Precision Medicine In Surgical Oncology

Dr. Khatri served as the Editor with Dr. Petrelli (Director of Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Newark Delaware) for the latest issue of Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America devoted to covering the important emerging topic of Precision Medicine in Surgical Oncology. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America updates readers on the newest advances and latest trends in management of malignancies to provide a sound basis for choosing treatment options. The current issue covers a number of important topics on the application of Precision Oncology for different malignancies, including melanoma, lung, colon, breast and pediatric cancers. In addition, the article on Colorectal Cancer was co-authored by one of our CNUCOM student, Joseph Leong with Dr. Khatri and his colleagues.

Our Students are finding proactive ways they can support the community

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our students at the College of Medicine have been proactive in finding ways they can support the community while continuing their education in uncertain times. Some of the initiatives our students have started or are involved with include the following:

  • CNU PPE Drive
  • COVID-19 Tele-Education
  • APAMSA Charity Drive
  • Homeless Outreach
  • Errands for Physicians
  • Checking in on the elderly
  • Assisting SSVMS with the collection of COVID-19 test specimens

Hospitals and clinics our students have distributed to during our PPE Drive:

  • Mercy General Hospital
  • Sutter General Hospital, ED, and ICU
  • Lodi Memorial Hospitalist
  • San Juaquin General Hospital and ICU
  • Sutter Roseville Hospital
  • Kaiser South Sacramento ER
  • Mercy Folsom Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
  • Homeless Outreach of Sacramento

Our students are dedicated to serving where they are capable in this time of need, while making an unfortunate situation a learning experience, not just in virology and pandemic response, but also in community leadership.

CNU PPE Support

College of Medicine at CNU is participating in the donation of PPE support for the CNU affiliate hospitals and community jointly with ZJUEF-USA Education Foundation.


CNU Donation of PPE Support

College of Medicine at CNU is participating in the donation of PPE support for the CNU affiliate hospitals and community jointly with ZUEFUSA Education Foundation

CNU joins with ZUEFUSA Education Foundation to make PPE donations to the City of Elk Grove first responders

Congratulations CNU College of Medicine with a 98.9% match rate for the class of 2020

Last year, CNUCOM held its very first Match Day. This year, they held their first virtual Match Day celebration. Students picked up Match Day kits containing champagne flutes, "I matched" white board posters, and "Keep Calm and Match On 2020" buttons. Filmed from the Office of Student Affairs and broadcasted via Facebook live, the event opened with comments by Dean Silva. Videotaped remarks by class co-presidents, Ryan Silva and Nadija Rieser, and a class video were shown prior to a champagne toast to the class of 2020. Promptly at 9am, the students opened their emailed match offers and then either posted or texted their results to be announced live.

In reflecting on the day and the incredible match results, Dean Silva remarked, "The hallmark of our training is now being nationally recognized."

Over 40% of the students matched into the primary care specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Students matched into competitive specialties of anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, radiology, otolaryngology, neurology, psychiatry, OB/GYN, pathology, surgery and orthopedic surgery. Sixty-two percent of students will remain in California for their residency training. Students will be completing their training at renowned institutions and celebrated community programs.

With unprecedented recent events and the cancellation of so much these past few weeks, it was a sweet time for the CNUCOM community to join together virtually to celebrate years of hard work and dedication, now culminated in the achievements of these impressive matches. It was a proud day for CNUCOM with a 98.9% match rate for the class of 2020. Well-deserved congratulations!

See Match Results (pdf)



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