Learn more about Dean WaldmanMessage from the Dean

Steven Waldman, MD, JD [BIO]
Dean, College of Medicine
Vice President of Medical Affairs

Welcome to California Northstate University College of Medicine: California's Newest Medical School! At CNU, we believe that our "newness" helps set us apart from other medical schools. Because of our recent beginnings, our school was built for the present. We have intentionally designed our curriculum to address unique challenges facing modern physicians such as the need to address disparities in healthcare. CNU M.D. graduates are prepared to practice medicine in the healthcare world of today.

Our students train at a new, state-of-the-art facility located in Elk Grove, California and we are in the process of adding a 14-story teaching hospital at the site of the old Sacramento Kings Sleep Train Arena. As we continue to grow, we maintain our emphasis on the importance of incorporating student feedback and engagement. At CNU, we take pride in our institutional agility and use this skill to make your education all that it can be by incorporating the latest in educational technology and small group active learning.

If you join us at CNU, you will have the opportunity to participate in our student-centric curriculum. We recognize that much of your time in medical school will be spent thinking about your future choice of specialty, so we pair each student with a mentor in the field of their choosing to help make this process easier.

We are proud of our college, and we look forward to meeting you and showing you California's medical school that was built for the present!