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On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to the Touro University California (TUC) Public Health Program!  You are about to embark on a challenging and innovative program.  We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your admission to the Program and to provide you with the following important information to assist you in preparing to start your graduate and professional public health education.



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Orientation 2018

Summer 2018 - Dual Degree Students (DO/MPH, PharmD/MPH)

Sunday, June 3: Public Health Orientation (Farragut Inn)

Monday, June 4: Public Health Orientation (Farragut Inn)

Tuesday, June 5: First day of classes

Tuesday, August 3: Last day of classes


Fall 2018 - MPH & MSPAS/MPH

Monday, August 6: TUC University-wide Orientation (TUC Student Affairs)    

Tuesday, August 7: Public Health Orientation - MPH & MSPAS/MPH (Light breakfast and a full lunch will be provided.)

Wednesday, August 8: Public Health Orientation - MPH & MSPAS/MPH (Light breakfast and a full lunch will be provided.)

Thursday, August 9: Public Health Program Plunge, Curriculum Immersion - New MPH  (Light breakfast and a full lunch will be provided.

Thursday, August 9: Physician Assistant Orientation (Joint MSPAS/MPH  - Information will be sent by MSPAS Program) 









Touro University California is a Jewish-sponsored institution and therefore Jewish holidays are observed.  The campus Master Calendar includes these dates, found here: http://studentservices.tu.edu/_resources/docs/otherservices/Master_Calendar.pdf


Housing/Student Life


Touro University California has a very active Student Government Association (SGA) which oversees a wide variety of clubs and activities.  SGA has its own web site with information about the leadership of the various campus constituencies and upcoming meetings and events.  To access the SGA web site go to:  http://www.tustudentlife.com.
The direct link for housing information can be found here: http://www.tustudentlife.com/housing/rentals/




We are located in Northern California, halfway between San Francisco and the Napa Valley wine country.  Specifically, TUC is located on historic Mare Island in Vallejo, which opened in 1851 as the first naval base on the West Coast of the USA.  There are ferries that can take you from the Island to San Francisco, and getting to Napa is easy via car.  There is plenty to do for outdoor enthusiasts and those who love culture.  Please click here for a list of fun things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Research Opportunities


Public Health Program faculty are actively involved in community-based work supporting Vallejo, and in both domestic and international research.  Student participation in these activities greatly enhances the student experience, and provides opportunities for hands-on experience with community work and/or research.  Many students end up presenting their collaborative work with faculty at professional conferences. 
Feel free to contact faculty directly and speak with them about their research interests—they may have projects you can work on!
List of Public Health Program Faculty (click on names for more information): http://cehs.tu.edu/publichealth/faculty/index.html
We also have several Centers within the Public Health Program that conduct research and interventions  locally and globally:
Center for Community Based Research: http://cehs.tu.edu/publichealth/research/CCBR.html
Center for Global Health Research: http://cehs.tu.edu/publichealth/research/CenterforGlobalHealthResearch.html


Work Study and Volunteer Opportunities


Open campus works study positions can be found here: http://studentservices.tu.edu/financialaid/workstudy.html

Volunteer opportunities can be found here: http://cehs.tu.edu/publichealth/current/PH%20Service%20and%20Volunteering.html 



Student Parents


The TUCA Parents Club provides support and activities for student parents across all colleges on the campus.  You can join the TUCA Parents Club here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tuca-student-parent-club

The campus also provides a lactation rooms for use by breast-feeding mothers; please contact the Program directly for information on accessing the lactation room.


Veterans Services


Touro University California is committed to helping active duty members of the military and veterans of military service attain their educational goals.  Our mission is to effectively provide support services to veterans in obtaining educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill, in addition supporting students who are currently enlisted in the Armed Forces with processing reimbursement and other forms.  Find more information here: http://studentservices.tu.edu/registrar/veterans.html