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SMU Student Helps Diversify Anesthetist Field

It was a routine pre-operation evaluation, but Ana Mejia noticed her 80-year-old patient rub his chest with worry. Mejia, who was born in Honduras, switched ...


Free Physical Therapy Clinic Grows, Offers Potential for Interprofessional Education

As two Samuel Merritt University physical therapy students helped client Jan McCan walk careful steps on a treadmill, the Oakland resident was ... 

Prison Visits Inspire Nursing Students to Work with Inmates

Earlier this spring, nursing student Brett Cashen found inspiration in an unlikely place: behind the walls of San Quentin State Prison. 

Presenters Craig Elliott, Christina Lewis, and Reed Rowan   Mychi Nguyen, M.D., with Beth Ching, SMU Occupational Therapy faculty member   Drs. Mher and Shahan Vartivarian. (Mher on L, Shahan on R)

Students Memorialize Anatomy Donors

Kristina Tufts got dizzy the first time she walked into the anatomy lab at Samuel Merritt University. An Occupational Therapy master's student, Tufts had never before stood in the presence of a cadaver, much less 37.


First Asian Pacific Islander Celebration Aims to Inspire

At age 5 growing up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Mychi Nguyen served as a translator between her Vietnamese parents and their doctors. Her limited English vocabulary, coupled with ... 


Dr. Shahan Vartivarian Remembered

Dr. Shahan Vartivarian, a beloved student, mentor, and colleague at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University passed away March 15, 2014.

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