School of Medicine
Improve the Health of Our Region
Make healthcare more available and accessible to the residents of Inland Southern California as a next-generation physician (M.D.) or biomedical scientist (Ph.D.). UCR's School of Medicine (SOM) serves the healthcare needs of a rapidly growing and ethnically diverse region that's home to 4.2 million people!
UCR offers research opportunities to all undergraduate students! This advantage catapults you to the “top of the list” for jobs and/or graduate school. Current School of Medicine research includes:
- Erasing fear memories to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias
- Advancing research on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — thanks to a $1.83 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
A UC Degree Is More Affordable Than You Might Think
of UCR undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
of financial aid recipients received gift-aid (grants and scholarships).
of students’ financial aid need was met with need-based financial aid.
(Financial Aid Office, 2021–22)
Let us show you how: financialaid.ucr.edu
School of Medicine Scholarships
Discover scholarship opportunities, externship funding, financial counseling, and budgeting tools. Some UCR applicants may qualify for a Mission Scholarship, which pays up to 100% of mandatory tuition and fees for two or four years.
Prestigious Scholarships and Awards
First-year and transfer UCR students can fund their education with prestigious scholarships, such as the Donald A. Strauss Scholarship and the Undergraduate Fulbright Scholars (Research and English Teaching Award). Support is offered throughout the application process. Also available are campus scholarships, and Financial Aid's Outside Agency Scholarship Search for regional and national scholarships.
BRIGHAM C. WILLIS, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
- Oversees the UCR SOM's Undergraduate Medical Education Program.
- Awarded the "Golden Apple" Teaching Award for overall outstanding instruction by the Class of 2020.
ANN M. CHENEY, PH.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health
Director of Medical Spanish Selective (HABLAMos)
- Researches structural inequity in health and providing resources to disadvantaged populations in rural communities.
- Serves as director of Hispanic and Bilingual Longitudinal Ambulatory Medical Studies (HABLAMoS), a four-year program that focuses on Spanish language acquisition and cultural and structural competence.
LAVINIA MITROI, Dr.PH., Class of '22
- Third-year medical student
- Born in Romania but grew up in San Bernardino, CA.
- Earned a doctor in philosophy from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
- Helped lead a grassroots effort to create the Inland Empire COVID-19 Student Taskforce, a multi-campus effort that worked to identify volunteer opportunities and foster community advocacy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
KELLY C. RADECKI, Class of '21
- Fourth-year Ph.D. candidate with research emphasis on oncologic-endocrinology.
- Awarded the Mary Galvin Burden Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences, the Dorothy M. Pease Endowed Fund for Cancer Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, and the Dean's Distinguished Fellowship.
UCR’s Career Center — and Virtual Career Center — offers full-service counseling and resources, regardless of major or class level.
- Career and graduate/professional school planning
- Job/internship search strategies and database
- Skill-building workshops, employer information sessions, and panel discussions
- 15 fairs and special events, including the Graduate and Professional School Information Day Fair, and the Health Professions School Information Day Fair