University of California, Riverside

UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Biomedical Sciences Alumni Scholarships

Biomedical Sciences Alumni Scholarships


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Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Working in conjunction with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCR provides a unique path of entrance to one of the country's leading medical schools. The UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences, Riverside County's only medical program, provides UCR students (including transfer students) exclusive access to 24 medical school seats each year. Applications for these seats are accepted only from UCR students, from any major. Having a medical school class size of only 24 students allows for close faculty/student interaction and personalized attention. Moreover, undergraduates find many opportunities to participate in research, with most faculty members having undergraduates working on projects in their laboratories.

Students accepted into this prestigious medical school program complete the first two years of their medical education at UCR in an intimate learning environment before moving on to UCLA for their remaining two years. They receive their M.D. degrees from UCLA.

The UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences involves clinical instructors from within the base of community physicians in the Riverside area. The program is affiliated with several local hospitals and medical centers, but there is no ownership of any medical group or hospital. More than 80 physicians have joined UCR as clinical faculty.

Selection and Guidelines:

To provide support for scholarships to Biomedical Sciences students based on academic achievement, service and need. There is no application procedure for students. Personnel from Biomedical Sciences will notify the student award recipients.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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