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School of Medicine
As a UCR School of Medicine (SOM) student, you will expand and diversify the much-needed
physician workforce in the Inland Southern California region. UCR SOM is a community-based
medical school with a regional focus and a social mission to improve the health of
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.).
SOM 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
Student Pipeline Programs – While the UCR SOM is primarily a post-graduate/professional school, undergraduate students with an interest in the medical or health fields can jump-start their careers with Student Pipeline Programs.
Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) – HPAC's professional staff and peer mentors help UCR undergraduates interested in medical/health professions with pre-health professions coursework planning, health-related experiences, service work and preparing to apply for admission to graduate/professional health programs.
The Thomas Haider Program – Offers a unique pathway into the UCR SOM for up to 24 qualifying UCR undergraduate
alumni. Students can apply to the UCR SOM through the Thomas Haider Early Assurance
Program (EAP), allowing them to be admitted without going through the traditional
medical school application process.
Medical Education Program – Seeks applicants who embrace SOM’s community-based mission and have diverse intellectual and life experiences to care for diverse populations. Applicants from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, not just those with a science degree, are invited to apply.
Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences – A highly competitive program that is open to any student with a B.S./B.A. or M.D., or who is currently in an M.D. program.
Graduate Medical Education – Sponsors residency training programs in Inland Southern California.
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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
Explore lecture halls, patient examination rooms and a medical simulation laboratory.
of the class of 2017 matched into residencies in California.
clerkship training sites.
is a 5-week intensive program for incoming UCR freshmen who aspire to medical/science-based careers.
In the UCR SOM class of 2020, 30% are first in their family to complete bachelor’s degree.
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 Sciences) 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 and Senior Associate Dean at the UCR School of Medicine. He is also CEO of 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.
2017-2018 PayScale National College Salary Report
Based on national averages. Higher earning potential with advanced degrees.
|Family Medicine Doctor||$175,018|