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UCR School of Medicine ranked No. 5 for Diversity

Did you know that the UC Riverside School of Medicine was ranked No. 5 overall and fourth among public schools for diversity in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Grad School rankings? 

Nearly 37% of our students come from underrepresented communities and we have a variety of programs that drive our diversity efforts, including the Health Equity, Social Justice, and Anti-Racism (HESJAR) curriculum thread, the Designated Emphasis in Medical Spanish (HABLAMos) program, the Program in Medical Education (PRIME), which is designed to address the needs of African, Black, and Caribbean communities in the Inland Empire, and our Pathway Programs, which help students, from high school through college, address the distinctive and unique student needs at each step along their educational path toward careers in health and medicine.

“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, it feels great to be nationally recognized as one of the best medical schools for diversity by U.S. News & World Report,” said Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, vice chancellor of health sciences and the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the UCR School of Medicine. “We take great pride in our mission to train a diverse physician workforce throughout Inland Southern California.”

The Office of Student Affairs at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine is responsible for overseeing and enhancing the quality of student life experience throughout the four years of medical school.

Student Affairs provides a variety of services, including student enrollment, financial aid, academic records, physical and mental wellness, admissions counseling, career counseling, externships, residency preparation and professional development.

The Office of Student Affairs is located in room 1682 of the School of Medicine Education Building and is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


White Coat Ceremony 2024

Friday, August 9, 2024 - 6 pm


Information for Incoming Students

See a list of upcoming dates and deadlines as well as other important information, including required documentation.

Visit Information for Incoming Students page

Visit required documentation page

Applying to the UCR SOM

Are you planning on applying to the UCR School of Medicine? Seeking more information about your application? Visit our Admissions pages for the answers to your questions. Or learn about the Thomas Haider Program at the UCR School of Medicine.

Visit the SOM Admissions Office    

Learn about the Haider Program

Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences: Training the Next Generation of Independent Research Scientists

Offered by the Division of Biomedical Sciences within the School of Medicine at UC Riverside, the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is an interdisciplinary translational research program that incorporates a medical school curriculum with basic science training. Our Ph.D. students become independent research scientists with skills that allow them to bridge the wide gulfs that exist between clinical medicine and basic science research.

The training leads to a Ph.D. degree for students holding a B.S./B.A. or M.D. degree or students currently in an M.D. program.

Learn more about and apply for the Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences

SOM Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is available online and may also be downloaded as a PDF. The online version is always the most up to date and may feature changes throughout the year.

Go to the Student Handbook

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is here to help answer your questions about paying for medical school, and beyond.

Visit the Financial Aid pages