September 24, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 138 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
IN RECOGNITION OF THE OPENING OF CALIFORNIA NORTHSTATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 138
(Extensions of Remarks - September 24, 2015)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1355] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN RECOGNITION OF THE OPENING OF CALIFORNIA NORTHSTATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ______ HON. DORIS O. MATSUI of california in the house of representatives Thursday, September 24, 2015 Ms. MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the opening of the California Northstate University College of Medicine (CNUCOM). CNUCOM was created by a group of doctors, academics and medical professionals in order to train a new generation of doctors. CNUCOM welcomed their first full class of 60 medical students on September 8, 2015 and this weekend the school is celebrating their opening. CNUCOM is meeting a great need of both the Sacramento region and the State of California by increasing the number of medical students trained in the state. By training at least sixty new medical students each year, CNUCOM is helping address the drastic shortage of physicians that our nation is facing. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, our nation faces a shortfall of over 130,000 physicians by 2025. Almost half of Californians live in an area where primary care doctors are in short supply and far too many California counties have less than the recommended ratio of 60 to 80 primary care physicians per 100,000 residents. CNUCOM will be training the next generation of medical students by utilizing an integrated approach that focuses on basic science and an understanding of how the human body's systems work, what goes wrong and what patients need to do to stay healthy. Their rigorous curriculum will include two years of classroom study, which will then be followed by clinical rotations at local hospitals, doctors' offices and clinics. It is clear that CNUCOM is providing a cost effective, quality education while also building community partnerships to address clinical training needs and increasing access to high quality medical care in the Sacramento region. Mr. Speaker, as the California Northstate University College of Medicine opens their doors and welcomes their first class, I ask all my colleagues to join me in honoring their excellent work in the Sacramento region. I am confident that the CNUCOM will be producing the next generation of doctors and acting as a model for a quality medical education for many years to come. ____________________