Samuel Merritt University

Transforming healthcare. Transforming communities.

aka Samuel Merritt University   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.samuelmerritt.edu

Mission

Founded in 1909, Samuel Merritt University's mission is to educate students to become highly skilled and compassionate health care professionals who positively transform the experience of care in diverse communities. SMU is a health sciences institution offering high-quality instruction, outstanding faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. SMU is committed to training students in the importance of social determinants of health and how to care for patients from diverse backgrounds with integrity and compassion. Our students, faculty, and staff regularly provide health care and education outreach by volunteering at local churches, hosting free public health clinics, and offering mentorship programs to young people.

Ruling year info

1986

President

Dr. Ching-Hua Wang

Main address

3100 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA 94609 USA

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EIN

94-2992642

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

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Academics

Samuel Merritt University provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate health science education programs to its more than 2,000 students. We offer student-centered services and faculty support and resources that promote best-practices in student learning, teaching, and educational performance evaluation. SMU's academic programs are:
School of Nursing
Department of Basic Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physician Assistant
California School of Podiatric Medicine
SMU is one of the largest educators of registered nurses in California, and many of the physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, and podiatric physicians who provide care in the region are graduates of our programs. At SMU, students receive personalized instruction and gain hands-on clinical experience early in their programs. Early clinical exposure, in our view, is key to training students in the technical skills and sound reasoning needed to provide care and prepare them to transform the experience of care in diverse communities.

Population(s) Served

Mission
The Ethnic Health Institute will be a national model for university and community-based partnerships that promote health equity for underserved and ethnic community members; and prepare and support SMU students to serve diverse communities, impact health equity, and increase workforce diversity.

What We Do
EHI works collaboratively to bridge SMU students, faculty, and staff with diverse community members and the organizations that serve them; aligning opportunities for learning and service to the community.

Population(s) Served
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Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

We know that about one-third of students are worried about having sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food. The food pantries are here so that students have access to healthy and nourishing food that promotes health and wellbeing so they can successfully focus on your studies. The Food Pantry has remained opened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Where we work

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Financials

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Samuel Merritt University

Board of directors
as of 07/07/2021
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Board chair

Lloyd Leanse

Prager and Co. LLC

Organizational demographics

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