White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2026

The UCR School of Medicine welcomed 81 new medical students and 11 new biomedical sciences students at the annual White Coat Ceremony, held Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. This was the 10th White Coat Ceremony in the school's history and marked the first time that it...

Class of 2022 Graduates from the School of Medicine

Sixty-eight members of the UC Riverside School of Medicine's Class of 2022 received their medical degrees on Friday, June 3, 2022 at the UCR Student Recreation Center. Approximately 500 family, friends and other supporters attended the ceremony, which was the first in-person Commencement and Hippocratic Oath Ceremony since 2019. Dr...

By Ross French | | News, Medical Education

School of Medicine Awards Ceremonies Honor Students, Staff, and Faculty

The UC Riverside School of Medicine hosted a pair of award ceremonies as part of the annual end-of-year celebrations concluding the 2021-22 academic year. On May 17, the school hosted the online School of Medicine Awards Ceremony, where a total of 23 awards were presented to students, staff, and faculty...

By UCR SOM Staff | | Medical Education

Learning About Health on TikTok

In a recent TikTok video, a young woman demonstrates curling her hair by holding it inside a public restroom hand dryer. The video cuts to Mutahir Farhan, a fourth-year medical student at the UC Riverside School of Medicine and owner of the TikTok account @madmedicine. “Yo, I hate to be...

By Erika Klein | | Medical Education

Teaching Students as a Family

The medical student had barely entered the examination room when the woman inside started shouting. “I thought I could trust you!” she yelled, hurling a stream of criticism about her medical treatment. Fortunately for all involved, the situation was a simulated patient encounter in the UCR School of Medicine. The...

PRIME Program to Train Doctors Versed in the Needs of the ABC Community

A new program launching at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is aimed to produce physicians better trained in addressing the health needs of the African, Black and Caribbean (ABC) populations in Inland Southern California. Beginning with the incoming class of 2026, six selected students will be admitted to the...

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. In September, the Family Medicine program received a total of $375,000 over three years from the Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training...

By UCR SOM Staff | | Medical Education

Newly Graduated Residents Add to Pool of Local Physicians

In a series of small gatherings in early June, the UC Riverside School of Medicine celebrated the graduation of a total of 23 residents in the primary care fields of family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry and nine fellows in the fields of addiction medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, gastroenterology...

By Ross French | | Medical Education

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. He joins UCR with...

By UCR SOM Staff | | Medical Education

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...

By Ross French | | Medical Education

School of Medicine Joins Nationwide Center to Diversify Academic Medicine

The University of California, Riverside School of Medicine 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 help diverse medical students and residents become aware of academic medicine as a career option and...

By Ross French | | Medical Education