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School of Medicine
As a UCR School of Medicine student, you will expand and diversify the much-needed physician workforce in the Inland Empire of Southern California. UCR’s new School of Medicine is a community-based medical school with a social mission to develop research and programs that will improve the health of underserved populations living in this region.
Discover healthcare innovations as a Biomedical Scientist. Make a difference in county hospital-based family medicine clinics as a Resident. Provide compassionate and effective patient care as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.).
UCR School of Medicine graduates go on to work in the fields of biomedical science, pediatrics, family medicine, general internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and psychiatry.Visit the UCR School of Medicine Website
An undergraduate degree (not necessarily a science degree) is needed to apply. The UCR School of Medicine values diverse intellectual and life experiences as well as extensive academic backgrounds. You can take advantage of UCR’s broad range of undergraduate programs, or complete your undergraduate work elsewhere.
Get a Jumpstart
Undergraduate UCR students get a jumpstart on their careers with the following:
- Student Pipeline Programs increase access to medical school for socio-economically and/or educationally disadvantaged students.
- The Thomas Haider Program at the UCR School of Medicine provides a unique pathway into the School of Medicine for up to 24 qualifying UCR undergraduate students.
- UC Riverside School of Medicine Scholarships provide assistance in a number of categories, including diversity, specific program areas, service learning, honors and financial need.
- The Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program (PPP) is a one-year academic program for students who have recently received their bachelor's degree, but need additional academic experience to facilitate their acceptance into medical school.
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The UCR School of Medicine helps students successfully transition
into a major field of study that is consistent with their aptitudes, values and goals.
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UCR School of Medicine
Discover the first public medical school on the West Coast in more than 40 years.
public medical school on the West Coast in more than 40 years.
School of Medicine in the University of California system.
is a 5-week intensive for incoming UCR freshmen who aspire to medical/science-based careers.
7 Residency Training Programs are sponsored by the UCR School of Medicine.
In the Spotlight
“I am overjoyed to be at a medical school with a mission that is so aligned with my
values. In applying to medical schools, I prioritized a supportive environment that
would nurture my point of view. The UCR School of Medicine has more than delivered.”
- Annie Le, Student
“Hearing people’s stories and illnesses, and working with them to make them feel better, is really rewarding. It feels like I’m a doctor before I really am one.”
- Rafael Ornelas, Student
“The mission of the UCR School of Medicine is training a diverse physician workforce and developing programs in research and clinical care to serve these populations aligns with my passion and my values. I have advocated for progress on these issues throughout my career.”
- Deborah Deas, Dean of the UCR School of Medicine
“In my experience, language barriers often lead to disparities in care. In an area with such a large percentage of Spanish-only speaking individuals, this is a big issue. The UCR School of Medicine provides students like myself the opportunity to address these issues and bring about change.”
- Madeline Mullen, Student
Cindy Le '99 (Biomedical Science) is a Psychiatrist for the Inpatient Unit at the University of California, San Francisco, medical affiliate at the San Francisco General Hospital. While at UCR, she received the Alumni, Chancellor’s, Rosemary Schraer and Brithinee Scholarships.
Michael Nduati '01 (Biomedical Sciences) is an Associate Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, and co-director of Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience (LACE) at the UCR School of Medicine. He is also the Director of Hospital Medicine for UCR Health and a hospitalist for the Riverside Community Hospital.
National Median Salary
Discover how much you can earn with a UCR School of Medicine degree. PayScale.com
|Family Medicine Doctor||$159,809|