University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine



Information for Incoming Students


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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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 31 - August 4, 2017 - Orientation Week, UCR School of Medicine
  • August 4, 2017 - Class of 2021 Family Orientation
  • August 4, 2017 - White Coat Ceremony
  • August 7, 2017 - 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 July 31, 2017.

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

Textbooks

Required textbooks may be purchased at the UCR Bookstore or through any other retail outlet. A list of required textbooks can be found on the School of Medicine Library support site. The Class of 2021 list will be published by early May 2017. You must have your textbooks in hand prior to the start of Orientation Week on July 31, 2017.

Student Technology/Laptop Recommendations

Students are required to possess a laptop device that meets the minimum standards as set forth by the UCR School of Medicine.  Visit 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.

Parking

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.  Contact Marylynn Newbrander at marylynn.newbrander@ucr.edu with questions.

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 28, 2017 to:

Cheri Black
UC Riverside School of Medicine
1682 SOM Education Building
Riverside, CA 92521-0121

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

School Information

School of Medicine
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Admissions Inquiries: (951) 827-7353
E-mail: medadmissions@ucr.edu

General Inquiries: (951) 827-4568
E-mail: medschool@ucr.edu

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