New name. Same WCUI legacy.
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A 25,000 square feet of space built conducively for learning in the center of the lively city of Los Angeles.

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of our Los Angeles campus, located in the Mid-Wilshire District. Spanning over 25,000 square feet, it hosts expansive ultrasound labs and nursing simulation labs that mock hospital environments and imaging clinics, all complemented by nearby coffee shops and breathtaking views of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory!

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A 25,000 square feet of space built conducively for learning in the center of the lively city of Los Angeles.

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of our Los Angeles campus, located in the Mid-Wilshire District. Spanning over 25,000 square feet, it hosts expansive ultrasound labs and nursing simulation labs that mock hospital environments and imaging clinics, all complemented by nearby coffee shops and breathtaking views of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory!

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Los Angeles, our modern campus spans over 25,000 square feet, meticulously designed to cater to the specialized needs of our students pursuing medical imaging and nursing education. Located within the Paramount Plaza Building, our campus boasts facilities across the fourth and second floors, including ultrasound labs, nursing simulation labs, multiple multimedia classrooms, inviting student and faculty lounges, and a tranquil Learning Resource Center perfect for focused study and research.

Complementing our campus’s exceptional amenities is its strategic placement amidst a diverse array of hospitals, imaging centers, and healthcare clinics. This prime location offers our students unparalleled opportunities for off-site labs, externships, and clinical experiences. Moreover, the walkable surroundings provide convenient access to a plethora of dining options and cozy coffee shops, ideal for students and employees alike to recharge between classes.

As a highlight, the fourth floor treats employees, students, and visitors to breathtaking vistas of iconic Los Angeles landmarks, including the renowned Hollywood Sign and the majestic Griffith Observatory, offering a scenic backdrop to our educational endeavors.

The campus provides a variety of ultrasound equipment and learning tools that support the students’ education.  Students in the MRI programs will attend laboratory courses at off-site locations. These labs mock a hospital or clinic to prepare them for their career and their upcoming externship rotations.

Through our externship programs, we seamlessly integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience, empowering our students to thrive in their respective fields. Collaborating with esteemed hospitals and clinics nationwide, we offer unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning under the guidance of experienced mentors. Whether aspiring to become proficient sonographers, MRI technologists, or healthcare professionals, our students gain invaluable real-life experience, ensuring they emerge as exceptional practitioners prepared to meet the demands of their chosen profession. 

The campus offering Nursing programs has access to on-campus simulation and skill labs that provide a simulated hospital room that includes adult and child-size mannequins, human anatomy models, hospital beds, wheelchairs and other adaptive devices, EKG machines, CPR equipment, and more. These labs mock a hospital or clinic to prepare them for their career and their upcoming clinical rotations.

Through our clinical programs, we seamlessly integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience, empowering our students to thrive in their respective fields. Collaborating with esteemed hospitals and clinics nationwide, we offer unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning under the guidance of experienced mentors. Whether aspiring to become proficient nurses or healthcare professionals, our students gain invaluable real-life experience, ensuring they emerge as exceptional practitioners prepared to meet the demands of their chosen profession. 

The Los Angeles Campus is attached to a multi-level garage with 2,000+ spaces and, in addition, is conveniently located near two train lines and 19 bus stops within 0.5 miles, including the Wilshire/Normandie Station of the Metro Rail System’s Red Line.

Access to the campus is available through four elevators, ensuring easy access throughout the handicapped-accessible building. We occupy a secure office building with 24/7 security and an on-staff security guard keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe.

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Campus and Program Directors

Our leadership is committed to an open-door educational experience to keep you supported every step of your journey.

Director of Education and Interim Campus Director

Sugey Briones – sugey.briones@smithchason.edu

Program Directors

General Education Program Director
Dr. Usama Henry – dr.henry@smithchason.edu

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director
Dezire Khosravi – dr.khosravi@smithchason.edu

Cardiovascular Sonography Program Director
Gehan Youssef – gehan.youssef@smithchason.edu

MRI Program Director
Dr. Behrouz Rahimpour – behrouz@smithchason.edu

ADN Director of Nursing
Luis Corrales – luis.corrales@smithchason.edu

VN Director of Nursing
Tiffany Jorgenson – tiffany.jorgenson@smithchason.edu

Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound and Congenital Heart Disease Program Directors
Dr. Pierre Wong & Karen Ambrowitz – karena@smithchason.edu

 

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Student Services

Here's your one-stop page for all Student Services-related details and contact information! Feel free to drop by and say hi!

Student Services

la.studentservices@smithchason.edu

Librarian

librarian@smithchason.edu

Career Services

la.careerservices@smithchason.edu

Clinicals & Externship

la.externship@smithchason.edu

ACCOUNTING

la.accounting@smithchason.edu

Financial Aid

la.financialaid@smithchason.edu

Registrar

For returning students, contact your registrar department to register la.registrar@smithchason.edu

For beginning students, start the application process here

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