A Community-Based Medical School for the 21st Century


Latest News

Mini-Grant Program Names Recipients for 2021-22

The Community Medicine and Population Health Mini-Grant program, sponsored by the UCR School of Medicine's Center for Healthy Communities, has announced its recipients for the 2021-22 academic year. Each program will receive $5,000 to support their projects.
By Celine Patterson | | School of Medicine, Center for Healthy Communities

Trio of Grants will Support Family Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Programs

The UC Riverside School of Medicine has received a trio of grants worth $750,000 over three years that will support and grow our internal medicine and family medicine residency programs.
Screenshot from the gala celebration

Celebration of Medical Education Raises Funds for Full Mission Award Scholarship

More than 100 supporters, donors, students, faculty, and staff participated in the fourth annual UC Riverside School of Medicine Celebration of Medical Education on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.
By Ross French | | School of Medicine
Patrick Samones

MS3 Writes Introduction Chapter to AAMC's "Official Guide to Medical School Admissions"

Patrick Samones, a member of the class of 2023, is the author of a chapter introduction for the AAMC's Official Guide to Medical School Admissions: How to Prepare for and Apply to Medical School, which will be released on October 15, 2021.
woman having her heart listened to

Newly Graduated Residents Add to Pool of Local Physicians

Dating back to 2016, a total of 114 residents and 30 fellows have graduated from UCR-sponsored programs. Of the residents, 50 have stayed in the Riverside, San Bernardino and Coachella Valley regions and 100 have stayed in California.
By Ross French |

Dorff, Friedman Receive Values in Action Award Recognition

The Values in Action Award were announced at the Dean's Town Hall on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, with faculty member Lucas Friedman, M.D., M.Ed. and staff member Kate Dorff receiving recognition.
School of Medicine Education Building

SOM and UCR Health New Hires and Promotions Announced

The UCR School of Medicine has announced a variety of new hires and promotions at the Dean's Town Hall on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. A total of 13 academic and 20 staff hires were announced as well as seven academic promotions and two staff promotions.

Daniel Teraguchi Named Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Daniel Teraguchi, Ed.D., will join the UCR School of Medicine as the associate dean for Student Affairs on September 7, 2021. Teraguchi will lead the School of Medicine's admissions program and pipeline programs, in addition to having an active role in every aspect of Student Affairs.
Awards Ceremony Title Card

Students, Faculty, and Staff Honored at Annual School of Medicine Awards Ceremony

The UC Riverside School of Medicine formally kicked-off its end-of-the-year celebrations with the annual School of Medicine Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
By Ross French |
UCR Vaccination Clinic

UCR Health Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Everyone

The UCR Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are now open to the general public through June 4, 2021.
By Ross French | | UCR Health
banner for Javier Sanchez

Clinical Faculty Profile - Javier Sanchez, M.D., Kaiser-Redlands

Dr. Javier Sanchez is a bilingual family medicine doctor at Kaiser Permanente in Redlands and an assistant clinical professor at the UCR School of Medicine since early 2015. Over that time he has mentored numerous clerkship and LACE students. Sanchez has been described by students as an empathetic physician who is committed to the health...
COVID Vaccine bottles

Voices of the Vaccinated

We asked members of the UCR SOM community to share their thoughts, concerns, and experiences before and after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
By Ross French |
student with simulation patient

UCR Students, Staff, & Faculty Make a Difference in the Community During the Holidays

Students volunteer at local hospitals during pandemic surge, while others brighten the holiday with gifts for the underserved
By Ross French |

Center for Healthy Communities' Mini-Grant Program Announces 2020 Winners

The Center for Healthy Communities mini-grant program engages medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows of the UCR in service and advocacy projects within the Inland Empire communities.
By Staff |
Pete Benavidez

Clinical Faculty Profile - Pete Benavidez, Blindness Support Services

Profile of Pete Benavidez of Blindness Support Services
By Staff |
Student awards logo

School of Medicine Recognizes Faculty and Students at Annual Awards Event

The annual UC Riverside School of Medicine Faculty and Student Awards Banquet for 2019-20 was held online via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The event, usually held with a celebratory banquet, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually converted into an online event when it became clear that large gatherings were not...
By Ross French | | Biomedical Sciences, Center for Healthy Communities
person getting a vaccine shot

HDR@UCR Receives Funds to Address Coronavirus-related Health Disparities

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) have awarded a total of $520,000 in funding to the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of California, Riverside (HDR@UCR) as part of a statewide initiative to address health disparities related to COVID-19.
Dr. Sandra Paniagua

Clinical Faculty Profile - Dr. Sandra Paniagua, Kaiser Riverside Pediatrics

Profile of Dr. Sandra Paniagua of Kaiser Riverside Pediatrics
By KA Aguilar |
person getting hooded

School of Medicine Joins Nationwide Center to Diversify Academic Medicine

The UCR SOM has been named a founding member of the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) National Center for Pre-Faculty Development. The center's mission is to diversify academic medicine.
By Ross French |