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Colton medical school holds first graduation

The California University of Science and Medicine’s School of Medicine in Colton has graduated its first class, presenting medical degrees to 62 students.

The commencement ceremony included a $10 million donation to the school by the Prime Healthcare Foundation and a commencement address by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, according to a statement on the school’s website.

Founded in 2015, the Colton University is one of the nation’s newest medical schools. It was founded by Dr. Prem Reddy, Prime Healthcare’s founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

“Medicine has the ability to change lives and therefore, change the world.” Reddy said during the ceremony last month. “We are honored to support your dreams, your future in medicine, and most important your commitment to giving.”

The $10 million donation will be help pay for more academic programs, support research, address healthcare disparities and improve healthcare in underserved communities, according to the statement.

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