University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

The Thomas Haider Program at the UCR School of Medicine

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Visionary Support for the UCR School of Medicine

Dr. Thomas T. Haider and Mrs. Salma Haider have long supported the goal to educate physicians for distinguished medical careers in service to underserved, inland and rural populations.

Built upon the foundation established by the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences, the Thomas Haider Program at the UCR School of Medicine maintains its original charter to recruit, admit and support students who are from UC Riverside, including those from groups underrepresented in medicine.

What is the Thomas Haider Program?

The Thomas Haider Program at the UCR School of Medicine provides a unique pathway into medical school for up to 24 qualifying UC Riverside undergraduate students.

To qualify, the students must have attended UC Riverside for six consecutive quarters and have completed their bachelor's degree at UCR.

Successful students are admitted to the UC Riverside School of Medicine, where they complete the four-year curriculum.

How to Apply

Students who meet the criteria are eligible to apply to the UCR School of Medicine through the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) and will be placed into the Haider Program applicant pool.

Pipeline Programs for UCR Students

UCR undergraduates may also be interested in several student pipeline programs operated by the medical school that are designed to assist students interested in a career in medicine.

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

General Inquiries: (951) 827-4568

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