Catalog and Student Handbook Information

CHSU Student Responsibility & Conditions of Accuracy

While CHSU strives to support the students enrolled in its academic programs, CHSU cannot guarantee the graduation of any student, eventual licensure of any student, that the student will pass required board exams or other government exams, admission to residency programs, or that the student will be successful in applications with employers following graduation. The CHSU graduate is solely responsible for meeting all graduation requirements, for obtaining licensure, and securing employment in the student’s chosen profession. The employment rates of prior CHSU graduates are available from the Student Performance Fact Sheet (SPSF) available on and from the Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE) of the California Division of Consumer Affairs.

As a prospective student you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

About the Student Catalog and Handbook

To our students returning to CHSU, thank you for your feedback on our processes over the past years, which along with evolving trends in health sciences education, have informed the content and structure of the Student Catalog.

To our new students, welcome to CHSU! You selected CHSU because our vision to improve the health care outcomes of people living in the Central Valley is what will motivate you to succeed every day.

Our purpose in assembling the catalog is to ensure that all students have a source of guidance to consult when you have questions about the various processes you will encounter. In some cases, the catalog will provide you with introductory content that will refer you to an additional area of the CHSU website; in other cases, the catalog will cover an issue it its entirety.

Our education programs demand much of our students: as CHSU graduates, you will be expected to do whatever it takes to expand your core competencies to ensure that all your patients get the very best care from you. Our curricula have been designed to provide the necessary challenges and experiences to make this expectation a reality. Our student support systems have been carefully designed to foster professional development and intellectual growth so that our graduates are equipped to master the trials and tribulations that such professional leadership entails.

We expect you will take the time to read and use this important resource assembled by your faculty and administration. The content is organized to allow you develop and live the CHSU values during your time here:

Integrity: We keep promises and fulfill just expectations. By aligning our beliefs, thoughts, and actions, we adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards in education, research, and healthcare.

Excellence: We strive to achieve the highest quality in all that we do by using evidence-based methods, teamwork, critical reasoning, and continuous reflection on performance.

Collaboration: We strive to contribute positively to each other, our students, patients, university, and community, through a culture of trust, respect, transparent communication, cooperation, cheerfulness, gratitude, and shared victories.

Diversity: We respect, embrace, and harness the strengths of the many cultural backgrounds, languages, experiences and viewpoints of our students, faculty, staff, and the community which we serve.

Innovation: We offer opportunity and resources to explore and pursue courageous innovation that matters for our students, faculty, staff, patients, and community.

Stewardship: We conscientiously utilize our resources – human, material, and financial – in a highly efficient, effective, forward-looking, and sustainable manner.

Growth: We value and invest in an assessment-driven culture that prioritizes growth and self-development. We strive to realize the potential of every student, faculty, staff, and community member through our individual and collective learning opportunities, decisions, policies, and priorities.