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About Touro University California

February 9th, 2014

Touro University California is an independent, not-for-profit Jewish-sponsored graduate school located on Mare Island in Vallejo, a city in the northern San Francisco Bay Area, in the U.S. state of California. The university specializes in graduate studies in education, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, and public health. The Touro University California Campus consists of 44 acres (18 ha) and 23 buildings of the former Mare Island naval base located east of the San Pablo Bay.

While sponsored by a Jewish organization, Touro University California has students and faculty from a wide variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds. Touro University California is a member of the Touro College and University System, which includes Touro College (Manhattan), New York Medical College, Touro University California, and Touro University Nevada. Touro University California is jointly administered with its sister campus Touro University Nevada. In 2013, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Touro University California tenth among all United States medical schools for producing primary care residents.