News: College of Medicine

Diversity in Medicine Summer Camp 2022

June 21, 2022

Join CNU College of Medicine for a week long camp for college undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Students will have a glimpse into the first year of medical school at CNUCOM by progressing through one content block per day of our systems based curriculum, including hands on labs and medical skills activities. [Read More]

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California Northstate University to offer Covid-19 vaccination and flu clinic at Salam Islamic Center on March 4th

March 3, 2022

California Northstate University (CNU) will offer a COVID-19 vaccination and flu clinic on Friday, March 4th from 1p.m. to 5p.m. at the Salam Islamic Center.

In partnership with the California Department of Public Health & Health Net, the vaccination and flu clinic will offer COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots to adults and children ages 5 and older. Interpretation services will be provided in Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Pashto, and Urdu.


California Northstate University Receives Final Approval on North Natomas Medical Center Campus

February 16, 2022

ELK GROVE, CA – California Northstate University (CNU) is proud to announce that it has received final approval on its proposed North Natomas Medical Center Campus by the Sacramento City Council during last night’s meeting.

CNU’s proposed Medical Center Campus at Innovation Park is a new development project headed by the Sacramento Kings organization that will transform 35 acres of the 170-acre former Sleep Train Arena in North Natomas into a vibrant mix of residential, commercial, health and educational uses. [Read More]

Congratulations to Elaine Cheung, CNU College of Medicine class of 2024

November 7, 2021

Congratulations to Elaine Cheung, CNU College of Medicine class of 2024, for being awarded the best medical student research oral presentation at the annual Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) 2021 Scientific Conference held on November 7, 2021. Her presentation was titled: “Socio-ecological factors of psychological distress among Asian American young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States”. [Read More]

CNU Alum Earns Good Catch Award

October 25, 2021

The Patient Safety Good Catch of the week at St. Joseph’s Medical Center goes to our first year Emergency Medicine Resident, Dr. Ethan Luong! This is a story about paying attention to detail and having a questioning attitude. [Read More]

Diversity in Medicine Summer Camp Update

July, 2021

The 2021 CNUCOM Diversity in Medicine Camp held from July 12th to the 16th brought together a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of twenty-six undergraduate students from Sacramento State University and other surrounding colleges in Northern California and the Los Angeles area. Our objective was to create a learning environment that fostered students’ sense of belonging in the medical profession regardless of racial, ethnic, or gender background and to provide firsthand exposure to medical school...[Read More]

Diversity in Medicine Summer Camp

July, 2021

A week long camp for college undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Students will gain a glimpse of the first year of medical school at CNU College of Medicine by going through one content block per day of our systems based curriculum, including hands on labs and medical skills activities.

Register | Flyer | Detailed Instructions

CNU Hospital in Sacramento ‘A hub of innovation’

June 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO ( – New use for Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena site revealed: ‘A hub of innovation’

The Sacramento Kings and a local medical group announced Wednesday they have reached a deal to build a hospital and medical complex on the former Sleep Train Arena site in North Natomas.

Kings officials said they will turn over 35 acres of land, including the arena, to the locally based California Northstate University group to construct a major teaching hospital, trauma center and medical school that could bring up to 3,000 jobs as well as housing to the now unused site.

The level 2 trauma center would be 10 to 11 stories tall, and would start with 250 rooms, ultimately expanding to 400, officials said. It would include a helipad. The initial phase of the project could be built in about three and one-half years, university officials said.

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Congratulations to our COM Class of 2021 for their outstanding match results (98.9% overall match rate)!

March, 2021

CNU COM students have matched in very competitive specialties such as Orthopedic Surgery, Dermatology, Urology, Ophthalmology, Diagnostic Radiology, Otolaryngology and surgery.

Many of our students have matched in well-known and very highly regarded residency programs... [Read More]

ABC 10: Elk Grove college designated as public vaccination site

January 12, 2021

California Northstate University [CNU] announced its Elk Grove campus has been designated as one of the primary sites for COVID-19 vaccination for the public in the Sacramento region. The clinic will open to the public through appointment if you fall into Phase 1A on Jan. 15...

...selected because “its pharmacy students and interns are trained and certified to administer vaccines. It also has ultra-low temperature storage freezers required to preserve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine safely before use.”... [Read More]

California Northstate University Announces New Scholarship To Recognize Academic Excellence and Diversity

November 23, 2020

…California Northstate University (CNU) announced that it has established the President Academic and Diversity Scholarship, in a partnership between the CNU President’s Office and Duruisseau Foundation, a nonprofit established by Dr. Shelton Duruisseau, CEO of Quantum Care Place, Inc., a senior care and housing company, and former Vice President for Diversity & Community Engagement at the UC Davis Health System… [Read More]

Elk Grove Tribune: California Northstate University College of Medicine Awarded NIH Grant To Support Cardiovascular Research

October 6, 2020

…Dr. Arpita K Vyas, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Assistant Dean for Research at the College of Medicine, has received a four-year, $2.5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

As principal investigator, Dr. Vyas will lead and establish multi-institutional cardiovascular research studies with three collaborating universities–the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the University of California, Davis. The R01 research project grant titled Gestational Hyperandrogenism in Cardiovascular Programming (2020-2024) will address the mechanisms underlying sex-specific cardiovascular dysfunction in the offspring, secondary to excess androgens exposure prenatally. The project will advance the field of prenatal programming of the cardiovascular system… [Read More]

Elk Grove Tribune: CNU Brings Diversity & Inclusion To Healthcare With Youth Focused Summer Camp

July 29, 2020

“Diversity and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords for Elk Grove’s California Northstate University (CNU) College of Medicine.

The four-year MD program whose mission is to “Advance the Art and Science of Medicine through Education, Service, Scholarship, and Social Accountability” put words into action this week as it kicked off its “Diversity in Medicine Camp.” In partnership with Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) and tech giant Intel Corporation, the youth focused summer camp is CNU’s most recent effort to bring more minorities into the field of healthcare…” [Read More]

Elk Grove Tribune: CNU College of Medicine Donates Protective Medical Supplies

May 8, 2020

“…15,500 surgical masks, 100 goggles, 100 face shields, and gel sanitizers have been given to senior care facilities, the Elk Grove Food Bank, and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. 7,500 of the masks are for senior care and residential facilities in Elk Grove, and 4,000 each will go to Methodist Hospital and Elk Grove Food Bank. The ceremony and pick up of the materials also observed social distancing practices…” [Read More]"


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California Northstate University College of Pharmacy Ranks No. 4 in Statewide Licensing Exam

…California Northstate University (CNU) announced that its College of Pharmacy (COP) has been ranked No. 4 in the state in the recently published California State Board of Pharmacy report for passing rates on the latest California Practice Standards and Jurisprudence Examination for Pharmacists (CPJE).

The results demonstrate the effectiveness of new strategies for curriculum improvement and individual competency assessment. Passing the CPJE is one of the required components to practice as a pharmacist in the State of California… [Read More]