(Extensions of Remarks - September 24, 2015)

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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 138 (Thursday, September 24, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1355]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                          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.