Medical School Scholarship Fund
SOM Gifts, Endow, Scholarship- DO2008
Graduate or Undergraduate Student Support
History and Purpose:
The Medical School Scholarship Fund is for graduate and undergraduate students in the medical school program. UCR's School of Medicine will be research-based and build upon the university's existing strengths in the biological, agricultural, physical, socio-behavioral sciences and engineering. A particular focus will be on diseases and health issues specific to Inland Southern California, including obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
From 2007 until 2012, UCR will continue to strengthen the foundation upon which the full four-year medical school will be built, including the initiation of a Clinical Medical Education Program that will build partnerships with regional hospitals to develop third- and fourth-year rotations and UCR-affiliated residency programs.
For more than 30 years, UCR has provided the first two years of medical school to a class of 24 students per year through the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences. In fall 2012, the entering medical school class will increase from 24 students to 40 students; those students will receive their M.D. degree from UC Riverside in spring 2016. In subsequent years, the campus will scale up to admit classes of 48, 72, and 96 students per year.
At maturity in 2022, the UCR School of Medicine is projected to have a total enrollment of 384 medical students, 160 graduate Ph.D. students, and more than 400 UCR-affiliated residents.
The medical School Scholarship Fund is designed to attract the best and brightest students to the new UCR medical School.
Selection and Guidelines:
The Medical School Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students of the medical school.