A Community-Based Medical School for the 21st Century

Medical Student placing a pin for where she is doing her residency

About the School of Medicine


The UC Riverside School of Medicine was created to address the shortfall of healthcare professionals in the Inland Southern California region. The school is led by the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean and the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Deborah Deas, M.D., M.P.H.

Our leadership group is made up of a team of medical professionals who are well-respected leaders in the field of medical education, united in the goal of improving health care for the residents of Inland Southern California.

Our History

The UCR School of Medicine welcomed the first class of students in 2013, but the dream of creating a medical school in Riverside dates back to 1971. Read about our history and learn about the people who helped make the School of Medicine a reality.

Mission, Vision, Diversity, and Values Statements

Read about our mission, our vision, our commitment to diversity, and the values that drive the faculty, staff, and students of the UC Riverside School of Medicine.


Our Locations

The School of Medicine Education Building I is located on the east side of campus, next to the Orbach Science Library. Adjacent to Ed I is the site of the new School of Medicine Education Building II, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Research and laboratory facilities are housed in multiple sites on campus, including:

Some administrative offices, including Compliance, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, and UCR Health are located at the Intellicenter on Meridian Parkway in Moreno Valley

Learn About Our Facilities

UCR Health

UCR Health is a team of physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals affiliated with the UCR School of Medicine who are dedicated to improving the health of you and your family. To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please visit the UCR Health website.