The CDU Advantage

Choose CDU

“California’s health system is facing a crisis, with rising costs and millions of Californians 
struggling to access the care they need,”

California Future Healthcare Workforce Commission, 2019

CDU is uniquely positioned to address the healthcare workforce shortage in California

In the five decades since the school was incorporated in the Watts-Willowbrook area of Los Angeles in 1966, CDU has 

  • Graduated more than 575 physicians
  • 1,200 physician assistants and over a thousand other health professionals
  • Trained over 2,700 physicians through medical and surgical residency programs in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry, OB/Gyn, Dermatology, Pediatrics, ENT, Neurology, OMFS, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology,  Family Medicine and a fellowship in Geriatrics.
  • Additionally, we are currently developing an independent 4-year medical school with the first class of 60 students entering in the of Fall 2023.

Hear from our university leaders and students about why they chose CDU in the video below: