Medical Scholars Program


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The Medical Scholars Program aims to increase the diversity of UC Riverside Students who Succeed in their BS or BA training and achieve their goal of entering medical school or post graduate programs and research.


What we offer:


Academic Support

    • Peer Mentors & Transfer Ambassadors

    • Faculty and staff mentors and advisors

    • Academic Coaches for science and math classes

    • Community College transfer student support

    • Study Skills Workshops

    • Advising Nights

    • Community Center for independent and group study sessions


Research Opportunities

    • 8 week, full-time paid summer research internships with UCR faculty
    • Part-time academic year research program
    • Annual research symposium


Professional Career Development

    • Career Planning Workshops
    • Seminars and workshops on the graduate and professional school application process
    • Leadership Development
    • Community service opportunities
    • Seminars and Speaker Programs with faculty and clinicians on community medicine and health disparities
    • Community Meetings and Student Networking


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About MSP



The Medical Scholars Program at the University of California Riverside is a community of undergraduate students who aspire to become health professionals and biomedical researchers. Medical Scholars distinguish themselves through their leadership and service to underserved and diverse communities.


The Medical Scholars Program is funded by the School of Medicine, grants from Kaiser Permanente, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The California Endowment, Nathan & Violet David Foundation, and other private sponsors.





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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Medical Scholars Program
Biomedical Sciences Teaching Complex, Unit 1

Tel: (951) 827-4937
E-mail: msp@ucr.edu