In Effort To Retain Doctors In San Joaquin Valley, Fresno To Get UCSF Branch Medical School Campus
The hope is that students will stick around and take jobs in the medically needy valley after they graduate from their programs.
Fresno To Be UCSF Branch Medical School Campus
Fresno will have a branch campus of the UCSF School of Medicine under a plan to train medical students and retain them as doctors to serve residents in the medically needy San Joaquin Valley. UCSF students enrolled in the San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education will spend 18 months at the University of California at San Francisco medical campus and them move to Fresno for the remaining years of their training. The training program, known as SJV PRIME, has been based at UC Davis School of Medicine but UCSF received approval recently to take it over. The transfer opened the door for UCSF to establish a branch medical school campus in Fresno. (Anderson, 7/9)
In other news across the state —
The Mercury News:
Inmate With "Health Issues" Dies At Main Jail
A 53-year-old man in custody at Santa Clara County’s main jail who was being treated for “several health issues” was found dead Sunday night in a single-person cell, according to the sheriff’s office. The man, whose name was not released as of Monday afternoon, was found at about 7:33 p.m. while deputies and medical staff were dispensing medication to inmates, the sheriff’s office said in a press release. (Gomez, 7/9)
The Desert Sun:
Palm Desert Man Guilty Of National Health Care Fraud.
A Palm Desert man agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud charges for his part in a massive health care kickback scheme uncovered in late June by the Department of Justice in a sting the agency called Operation Spinal Cap. The Department of Justice announced in a June 28 press release that federal prosecutors in southern California filed new charges against 33 defendants, alleging $660 million in fraudulent billing, the latest in a still-unfolding nationwide health care fraud investigation. (Damien, 7/9)
An Oakland Community Grocery Store Feeds Its People
Adrionna Fike is a worker-owner at the cooperative Mandela Grocery Cooperative in West Oakland. ...Adrionna Fike had always dreamed of owning a neighborhood store selling good food that resonated with the community and held a particular concern for African American life. (Henry, 7/9)