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Admission to Medical School

The UCR School of Medicine seeks students with diverse intellectual and life experiences. We value broad academic backgrounds that include humanities, foreign language, social sciences and the arts to help prepare future physicians for interacting with increasingly diverse patient populations, health care professionals and colleagues. Each applicant’s complete portfolio will be reviewed carefully in order to select students who are not only academically qualified but who have the breadth of volunteer/community and personal experiences to ensure that they will become physicians well prepared to care for the diverse population in our communities.

How to Apply

Applications for admission to the UCR School of Medicine for the class enrolling in August 2021 may be submitted beginning June 1, 2020. Applicants should submit applications through the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®).

Prior to submitting an application, you must request that a complete set of official transcripts be forwarded directly to AMCAS by the registrar of each school you have attended. Official transcripts are not required for work you have taken the previous term (e.g. if application is submitted in summer, previous spring official transcripts are not required). No processing of your application will be performed until both the application and all required official transcripts are received by AMCAS. The application deadline is November 1, 2020.

About Applying to the UCR School of Medicine

The UCR School of Medicine seeks to fill its class with a diverse pool of applicants, both from within the University of California, Riverside and elsewhere. Learn more on our application page.

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program

The Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program helps educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged applicants in gaining acceptance to medical school. You can learn more by visiting the postbaccalaureate program website.