Statement of Accreditation Status
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

98 S. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States

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Current Accreditation Status

Candidate- The institution has demonstrated that it meets all, or nearly all, of the Standards of Accreditation at a minimum level and has a clear plan in place to meet the Standards at a substantial level of compliance for accreditation. Candidacy is limited to four years and is granted only when an institution can demonstrate that it is likely to become accredited during the four-year period.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 25, 2021
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Christina Walls Senior Director of Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement christina.g.walls [at]
Board of Directors Chair Holly Humphrey Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Chair of the Board of Directors holly [at]
Chief Academic Officer Mark Schuster Chief Academic Officer mark.a.schuster [at]
Chief Executive Officer Mark Schuster Chief Academic Officer mark.a.schuster [at]
Chief Financial Officer Walter Harris Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance walter.s.harris [at]
Director Institutional Research Elizabeth McGlynn Director of Institutional Research elizabeth.a.mcglynn [at]

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Season Year Review Type
Spring 2024 Seeking Accreditation Visit

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