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Information for Incoming Students


There are several important dates that incoming medical students must be aware of and a variety of documents and forms that must be submitted by students both before they arrive to UC Riverside and throughout the four years of medical school.

This page will be updated with additional information throughout the year. Please check back regularly to ensure you stay abreast of all important updates and information.

Important Dates

  • July 22 - August 2, 2024 - PRIME Summer Immersion (PRIME students only)
  • August 5 - 9, 2024 - Orientation Week, UCR School of Medicine
  • August 9, 2024 - White Coat Ceremony
  • August 12, 2024 - Block 1 Instruction Begins

Other Important Information

Medical Student Instruments

You must have your medical kit in hand prior to the start of Orientation Week on August 5, 2024.

Medical kits can be purchased in person at the bookstore beginning in June. You can contact the bookstore directly at (951) 827-2665 if you need any assistance in the process.


Required textbooks may be purchased at the UCR Bookstore or through any other retail outlet. A list of required textbooks including electronic availability can be found on the Core Textbooks Site of the School of Medicine Library. You will learn more about online resources during Orientation Week, so you can wait to purchase your books until then.

Student Technology/Laptop Recommendations

Students are required to possess a laptop device that meets the minimum standards as outlined by the UCR School of Medicine Student Handbook. Contact the Office of Information Technology for more information.

Student Housing Information

UCR offers a variety of student housing options. Visit Student Housing Services for more information and to apply for housing.


If you plan to park a vehicle on the UCR campus, you are responsible for having a current UCR parking permit. Permits can be purchased through UCR Transportation and Parking Services.

Postsecondary Transcripts

UCR requires a copy of each of your postsecondary transcripts, including all universities, community colleges and extension programs you may have attended. UCR students must submit official transcripts to the School of Medicine.

AMCAS does not forward copies to UCR, so new transcripts must be requested.  If you recently completed your degree, please request that your registrar’s office hold your transcripts until your degree is conferred.

Transcripts must be delivered no later than July 26, 2024 to:

UC Riverside School of Medicine
Office of Student Affairs - Admissions
1682 SOM Education Building
Riverside, CA  92521

Official eTranscripts (PDF) will also be accepted from secure document delivery services such as National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment and can be sent directly to