Medical Students Celebrate Game Day at California University of Science and Medicine – San Bernardino Sun

Ariel Odlum, one of California University of Science and Medicine’s first class medical students, celebrates on game day at the university’s Colton campus on March 18, 2022. Odlum is one of the 12 class members entering psychiatry programs. (Courtesy of California University of Science and Medicine)

The California University of Science and Medicine recently passed a major milestone.

On March 18, the 62 members of the university’s first graduating class celebrated Matchmaking Day, when the country’s senior medical students found out where they will go for specialty training, as part of the national program of residency match.

The California University of Science and Medicine was established in Colton with a mission to create educational and economic opportunities for the Southern California interior and help meet the healthcare needs of the region. This year’s class began their studies in 2018 and the university now has more than 400 medical students, 91% of whom are from California, 40% from inside Southern California, according to a press release.

All of the graduating students are moving into majors lacking in the Inland Empire, and 11 have been matched with Inland Empire programs, according to the news release.

Tyler Rigdon, left, and John Brazil, two of California University of Science and Medicine’s first class medical students, celebrate on game day at the university’s Colton campus on March 18, 2022 They were both matched with UC Irvin’s emergency medicine program. (Courtesy of California University of Science and Medicine)

The matches include 12 students entering psychiatry programs, 10 heading into emergency medicine training and 16 entering primary care areas, including pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine.

Ten students were matched to surgery programs, including three in orthopedics, including two of these three women, who are particularly underrepresented in orthopedics, according to the release.

Other surgical program matches include general surgery, vascular surgery, otolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology, and ophthalmology.

Others have been matched with programs in urology, diagnostic radiology, anesthesiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Among the institutions where students will begin residency training in July are Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, UHS Southern California, Kaiser, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Riverside Community Hospital.

Students are also directed to training programs at Stanford, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Mount Sinai Beth Israel (New York), Case Western (Ohio), University of Pittsburgh and University of Washington.

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