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Required Documentation for Incoming Students

Prior to your arrival at UCR, you will need to review all of the material below and submit the information requested.

  • You may begin submitting items in June.
  • Please carefully review the submission deadlines on each item. Most items must be completed prior to the start of Orientation Week on August 2, 2021.

Please note: This page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available. Please check back regularly. We appreciate your patience.


Financial Aid Application/FAFSA/Scholarships

If you have not already completed your financial aid application package, contact Financial Aid at (951) 827-7343 or finaid@medsch.ucr.edu immediately for assistance. You can visit the Financial Aid website for information on merit and needs-based scholarships.

Statement of Legal Residence

You must complete the Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) to ensure your institutional fees are assessed correctly. Information about the SLR can be found on the UCR Registrar website.

Instructions on submitting the SLR will be provided beginning in June.

HIPAA Release Form

The UCR School of Medicine requires that each student sign a HIPAA Confidentiality Statement as required under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The form must be uploaded to the compliance tracker no later than July 23, 2021.

Health Screening Requirements

You are required to complete the Incoming Students Immunization Requirements, as well as the Annual Student Immunization Requirements.

All requirements must be uploaded to the compliance tracker no later than July 23, 2021.

UCR Student Health Insurance

If you are not covered by personal health insurance, you are eligible for the UCR Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP).

You must either complete the GSHIP application through the Campus Health Center or submit a waiver request if you are covered by your own health insurance.

Online Training

All incoming medical students must complete several online training modules prior their first day of orientation. All training is conducted via the UC Learning Center. Information for accessing the system is available here.

NOTE: If you have issues logging in, please contact the UC Learning Center at ucrlearning@ucr.edu.  

The School of Medicine: Student Training List provides a link to all required modules listed below, with the exception of the IRB modules. 

Upon completion of each training, you will upload your certificate of completion to the compliance tracker. 

All UC Learning and CITI certificates must be uploaded later than July 23, 2021.

  • Vendor Relations Policy Training
    You are required to complete the SOM Vendor Relations Policy training annually. 
  • SOM Compliance: Code of Conduct Training
    You are required to complete the SOM Compliance: Code of Conduct training annually. 
  • Health Care Privacy Training
    You are required to complete the Health Care Privacy training annually. 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
    You are required to complete the Bloodborne Pathogens Online training annually. 
  • Laboratory Safety Fundamentals
    You are required to complete the Laboratory Safety Fundamentals training every three years.  
  • Carcinogen Safety
    You are required to complete the Carcinogen Safety training once, prior to matriculation. 
  • IRB for Human Subject Research (HSR) Training
    You are required to complete two IRB training modules, "Social & Behavioral Research" and "Biomedical Sciences - Basic/Refresher" via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) portal every three years.