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Medical student checking the heart of a patient
UCR SOM Receives $225,000 Grant to Support Internal Medicine Residency Program
The UC Riverside School of Medicine has received a grant of $225,000 to support the Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Bernardine's Medical Center in San Bernardino.
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Disaster medicine training
Disaster Medicine and Teaching Medical Students to Adapt
Lights flashed and a recorded siren blared as a small group of medical students kneeled around a mannequin. Two applied tourniquets to the mannequin’s severed leg and wrist, while a third pressed gauze into an open wound and a fourth checked for other injuries.   After two and a half minutes, the students’ time was up.
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Discovery of antibody structure could lead to treatment for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus
Study provides insights into fighting broad range of pathogen’s viral strains
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Crowd shot of the 2022 gala at the Riverside Convention Center
Celebration of Medical Education Raises Funds for Mission Scholars
The fifth annual UC Riverside School of Medicine Celebration of Medical Education Gala returned as an in-person event with nearly 200 community members, staff, faculty and students coming together at the Riverside Convention Center on Nov. 19, 2022. It was the first in-person gathering since 2019, with the 2020 and 2021 versions being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See photos from the event and learn more about the gala here.
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Lt. Col. Scott Pegan
Biomedical scientist promoted to lieutenant colonel
Scott Pegan is an international expert on Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
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Dr. Pablo Joo with students
Joo Named Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education at UCR SOM
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Child working with a doctor
SOM Researchers to Look at Chronic Illness and Parenting
Even in the best of times, parenting can be a challenge. But for parents who live with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and more, those challenges can be magnified, causing complications that can make things even more difficult for parent and child alike.
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SOM Gala 2019
Support Community Medical Care at the 2022 Celebration of Medical Education Gala
Each year, select students at the UC Riverside School of Medicine earn tuition in exchange for committing to practice medicine in Inland Southern California. The program, called the Mission Award scholarship, supports medical students while furthering the school’s goal of increasing medical care in the community.  
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