An Active Community

Palmer's campus in San Jose, Calif. (population 894,943), resides in the hub of world-renowned Silicon Valley near breathtaking ocean vistas and the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountain ranges. Only 45 minutes from San Francisco, 1-1/2 hours from Napa Valley and 3 hours from the ski resorts of Lake Tahoe, the San Jose, Calif., Campus is located in one of the most multi-cultural areas of California. The campus educates more than 300 students from 33 states and half a dozen countries.


The San Jose, Calif., Campus houses laboratory learning facilities and related technologies, including a gross anatomy lab with a ceiling-mounted camera. The adjustive technique lab, physical diagnosis lab and X-ray positioning labs support a wide variety of hands-on learning. The Library/Resource Center holds more than 35,000 volumes and has an extensive collection of 9,000 journals. It also serves as the centralized learning center for X-ray film reading, histology and computerized learning, and houses more than 40 personal computers for student use.

Community service

The San Jose, Calif., Campus Clinic system occupies a significant portion of the campus, including technique labs and a student clinic, in addition to an outpatient clinic. A network of five satellite clinics offers students outreach opportunities in the community as well. The satellite clinics care for economically or socially disadvantaged residents of the South Bay Area.

Patient care is also provided by students through Sports Council activities. The Sports Council has a long history of providing patient care at some of the region's most prestigious sporting events including the Sea Otter Classic, National Senior Games, and the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.