Our Degree Programs
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Our curriculum prepares our students for distinguished careers in clinical practice, teaching, and research. It integrates the science of human biology and disease, recognizing that medicine is a multi-faceted discipline that pulls simultaneously from many aspects of science.
The Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience (LACE) program replaces the traditional preceptorship with a program that emphasizes continuity and progressive learning across a three-year span.
Master of Public Health (MPH)
The UC Riverside School of Medicine's Master of Public Health (MPH) program will train the next generation of public health leaders. The two-year program, administered through the Department of Social Medicine, Population, and Public Health.
Coursework will include core and elective courses in the public health disciplines of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy and management, and social and behavioral health, as well as practical experience in public health.
PhD in Biomedical Sciences
The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences provides a unique integration of systems and disease-based medical curriculum with experimental applications to biomedical research problems.
The program aims to train independent research scientists to bridge the wide gulfs that currently exist between basic science research and clinical medicine.
Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences
The Master's Program in Biomedical Sciences allows students to earn an MS degree in biomedical sciences.
The program is ideal for medical students who want to take a year hiatus from the MD curriculum to conduct research.
In addition, the program can serve as a potential pathway to a PhD degree for students who want to pursue a post-graduate degree but who are not yet prepared to commit to the program.
MD/PhD Combined Degree
Students in the MD/PhD program normally complete the first two years of medical school, followed by approximately three years in the PhD program, then return to complete the MD degree.
The combined MD/PhD degree is offered to admitted UCR SOM students, exceptional students from other LCME-accredited medical schools, and UCR Biomedical sciences students.
The track is also offered to students who have already completed the MD degree.
MD/MPP Concurrent Degree
Offered by the UC Riverside School of Medicine and School of Public Policy, the MD/Master of Public Policy (MPP) Concurrent Degree Program will develop physician leaders who will continue their careers in helping to mold the changing landscape of healthcare policy in the United States.
The program is intended for individuals who have an interest in public policy as it relates to health care delivery and the desire to be involved in policy during their careers.