University of California, Riverside

Division of Biomedical Sciences



Affiliated Programs/Joint Degrees


Making it Possible

The UCR/UCLA Thomas Heider Program in Biomedical Sciences is made possible through a partnership with these organizations.

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has established itself on the forefront of academic medicine, research and patient care. With just being over fifty years old, the school has quickly become one of the nation’s leading medical schools.

As well as the UCR/UCLA program, the David Geffen School of Medicine offers a wide variety of other top programs and degrees that are competitive and rigorous.

Information and resources are available to those whom plan to become a leader with a distinguished career in the field of medicine.

UCR/UCLA Prime Program

UCLA Prime

The UCR/UCLA Prime program is a specialized dual-degree program that is geared toward students whom wish to embark on careers serving disadvantaged populations.

There are a limited offering of 18 seats per year, four in which are reserved for UCR/UCLA medical students.

Students whom show commitment and have related experience that are interested in applying must submit a secondary application, along with providing letters of recommendation.

Information is available to possible applicants about program description, curriculum, application, admissions status, contact information, advisory board roster, FAQs, and links other schools in which the program draws upon.

Postbaccalaureate Program

UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences

The Postbaccalaureate Program is designed to provide an advantage to the disadvantaged, or to those who show the desire to serve in underserved areas.

The first portion of the program consists of a no-cost, eight-week extensive summer course that is focused on prepping participants for the August MCAT and that will increase the potential for success in the upcoming academic year.

For the second portion of the program, participants must be enrolled full-time at UCR in upper-division science coursework for the fall, winter, and spring quarters. A 3.5 GPA or better must be maintained.

Students whom meet the eligibility requirements should submit their applications by April 10th.

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