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Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts has been awarded the Military Friendly School of 2016!

On November 6th, Victory Media announced the schools who were awarded the Military Friendly Award. This award recognizes leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses all over the US.

Gurnick Academy is now a part of the 106 schools in California to have received this award for the 2016 year. This award was based upon the data of our 2015 school year to the resources and assistance that we provide for all of our students. More specifically, to get this award we needed to be outstanding in the following:

  • Support for Student Veterans on Campus
  • Graduation & Employment Outcomes
  • Military Spouse Assistance & Policies

Gurnick Academy is proud to be a part of this list and is honored to make such contributions to our community.


Gurnick Academy – San Mateo: Angel Tree of Giving

This year, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts – San Mateo Campus, participated in yet another Angel Tree hosted by the Salvation Army. Gurnick was able to donate to the entire tree of listed items for over 80 children. More than 80 kids are going to have a wonderful Merry Christmas, thanks to the efforts of our staff and faculty at Gurnick Academy.

The Angel Tree Program has been hosted by the Salvation Army since 1979. For more than 35 years, this program has helped make the Christmases of more than 14,000 kids annually.

To learn more about the Angel Tree program and how you can participate, please click on the link below. Angel Tree Info:

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Gurnick Academy – Modesto Campus: Donates over 3,000 cans of food to the Salvation Army

Wednesday – December 16th, 2015

That’s right, Gurnick Academy of Medical Art Student’s gathered together to have a friendly food drive competition. The winners receiving a pizza party for their class. The medical assistant group took the prize by collecting and donating roughly 1,100 items for the Salvation Army.

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Sacramento Career GPS – Navigate Your Future

In the early morning of any ordinary Wednesday, warning bells were more silent than usual as students gathered for a different type of school day.  Not just one that is as routine as every other day, but one that gathers the strength of multiple schools to learn more about life after it.

Held at the CalExpo in Sacramento, schools from far and wide combine as more than 8,000 students roam career  specific buildings that hold information on their future endeavors. From Information Technology, to Entrepreneurship & Finance, to building 4 where you’ll find a booth held by Sutter Health & Gurnick Academy – where you find us.IMG_0433

Students roamed through our station to learn more about the possibilities of the medical field and it’s many opportune careers. Ranging from Medical Assistants and Nurse Assistants to the more popular Vocational Nurses and Radiology Technologists, students gathered to learn more about what we offer and how we partner with community hospitals to ensure proper training in their respective chosen field.
IMG_0441The medical field isn’t meant for everyone and you must hold the ability to care for others to ensure not only their safety but their wellness long after they have left your care. Granted, every job has there ups and downs, but the ups of someone in the medical field can be life changing. In the end, the students go about their days knowing that there’s a career field specifically geared for the better liveliness and quality life of each other.


How Gurnick Academy – Concord Campus Gave 137 Meals Back to the Community

On August 13th, 2015, Gurnick Academy – Concord Campus donated 164 pounds of food to their local food bank in Contra Castra & Solano County. That 164 pounds of donated food equates to 137 meals for those in need within the community.

The Contra Costa & Solano County Food Bank serve over 188,000 people each month, distributing over 50,000 pounds of food daily. Gurnick Academy is more than happy to help the fight with hunger and it all starts here in our community.  We all could use a helping hand in making our place of living a better place for us all.

For more information on Contra Costa & Solano’s goal to end hunger, visit their website:

If you want to help your community out, visit your local food bank and learn more about how you can help make a difference.