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About the Medical Scholars Program


The Medical Scholars Program at the University of California Riverside started with 15 students in 2004 and has grown to serve over 800 undergraduates.

Students are offered a variety of opportunities for academic and personal growth. MSP is a community of highly motivated and talented students interested in careers in the health sciences who support each other’s goals. The program provides peer-based academic and social support through mentoring, academic coaching, community service, and team-building activities. In all, MSP students distinguish themselves through their service and commitment to meeting the medical needs of inland southern California and improving the health of the medically underserved in the region.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Medical Scholars Program is to increase the diversity of UC Riverside Students who succeed in their B.S. or B.A. training and achieve their goal of entering medical school or post graduate programs and research.

Our Sponsors

The Medical Scholars Program is funded by the School of Medicine as well as through grants by private sponsors, including: