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Students Invited to Learn About Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School

Health Professions Advising Office Hosting April 11 Event
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Cal State Fullerton’s Health Professions Advising Office is hosting a Thursday, April 11, event about Kaiser Permanente’s new medical school, which is enrolling its first class of students this year and opening in 2020 in Pasadena.

The 5-6:30 p.m. event, open to the public, features guest speaker Dr. Lindia J. Willies-Jacobo, professor and associate dean for admissions at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. Willies-Jacobo will provide information for students interested in applying to the medical school.

“This is an opportunity for Kaiser to introduce their first and brand new medical school to our students who are interested in medicine,” said Michele Mouttapa, director of CSUF’s Health Professions Advising Office and professor of public health.

Since 1963, the advising office has helped CSUF students gain admission to health professions schools, including medical schools, with several dozen students accepted each year, Mouttapa noted.

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s inaugural class will have 48 students, with the school waiving tuition for students entering the classes of 2020 through 2024. In addition, financial aid packages to help offset other costs of medical school also are offered.

Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Willies-Jacobo was assistant dean for diversity and community partnerships, professor of pediatrics, director of the program in medical education-health equity and member of the recruitment and admissions executive committee at the University of California, San Diego.

The event will be held in Room 453 of McCarthy Hall. Parking fees apply on campus and information is available online. For more information, visit the Health Professions Advising Office website or call 657-278-3980.