UCR School of Medicine - Celebrating 10 Years

Celebrating 10 Years of Medical Education, Research, & Care

Throughout 2023, the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside will be celebrating our 10th anniversary. As we celebrate we'll be reflecting on our past, observing our present, and looking forward to our future.

While the school was founded in 2013, it was built upon a foundation of nearly 40 years of medical education and biomedical sciences research. Between the UCR/UCLA Biomedical Sciences Program, later called the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Medicine, hundreds of students have come through UC Riverside on the way toward a career in medicine, with hundreds more in the queue. All of them are working towards the goal of improving access to health care for the people of Inland Southern California.

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Share the Celebration With Our Digital Assets

As part of our celebration, we have created a variety of School of Medicine 10th Anniversary digital assets, including special Zoom backgrounds, Powerpoint and Canva slide decks, letterhead, and email signatures. We'll be adding more resources throughout the year.

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The Future of Medical Education

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The SOM Education II Building

The opening of the new School of Medicine Education Building II will mark a sea change in medical education at UC Riverside. With 57,000 assignable square feet, the building will provide new instruction areas, study facilities, and academic and administrative offices and support spaces.

The building is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023 with a groundbreaking ceremony followed by a grand opening gala. More information about these events will be posted soon, but in the meantime you can follow the construction of the building with this live feed from the construction site.

Want to see more angles of the construction site? Visit the Gilman Construction Media website.

Supporting the School of Medicine

The School of Medicine would not have reached the heights we have attained today without the help and support of our generous donors.

Your philanthropic support provides resources to medical students, faculty research, and clinical care to better serve Inland Southern California communities. A gift to the School of Medicine’s greatest needs in honor of 10 years of advancing medicine and the opening of the new Education Building II in 2023, will make an impact for years to come.

Contact our Advancement Team With questions or to make a gift

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Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Salma Haider with at the 2018 Haider Program welcome dinner.

What's Going on at the UCR School of Medicine?

SOM Celebrates Grand Opening of Education II Building with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The UC Riverside School of Medicine celebrated the grand opening of the new School of Medicine Education Building II with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. More than 300 guests attended event, which was held in conjunction with the year-long celebration of the school's tenth anniversary. See a gallery of photos of the Education II building by Stan Lim.
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School of Medicine building
School of Medicine ready to unveil new education building
UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is celebrating a major milestone with the completion of a new instructional and administrative building that will allow it to increase enrollment. Following two years of construction, the School of Medicine Education Building II is opening this fall, just as the school celebrates its 10th anniversary. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26.
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Panel of speakers at the WIMS 2023 event
Celebration of Women in Medicine and Science 2023
The School of Medicine hosted the 2023 Celebration of Women in Medicine and Science on September 12 with Shirley Malcom, PhD, the senior advisor and director of SEA Change at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), delivering the keynote address.
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Grant supports research on extreme risk of alcohol abuse among Pacific Islander young adults
To address the crisis, UC Riverside-led ream will design a culturally tailored group-based intervention
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