Medical School Open House Targets Region’s Future Doctors

Event on Saturday, May 16 is geared towards local high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in medicine

Medical school demo

UCR medical students will participate in hands-on demonstrations during the School of Medicine Open House.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — The UC Riverside School of Medicine is hosting an open house on Saturday, May 16, 2015 for community members interested in exploring what it’s like to be a UCR medical student. Medical school leadership, faculty and students will lead sessions and demonstrations focused on what it takes to get into medical school, the admissions process and key aspects of the medical student experience.

cpr lesson

A CPR training demonstration will take place at the School of Medicine Open House on May 16, 2015.

The open house runs from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 noon at the UCR School of Medicine Education Building. It is free and open to individuals and groups, but RSVPs are requested. Complimentary parking will be available in Parking Lot 13.

Register for the event. A PDF flyer for the event is also available to download.

Scheduled activities during the open house include a panel discussion with medical school students, basic life saving demonstrations, simulation lab demonstrations, and an admissions discussion with medical school leadership.

Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs Neal Schiller said he looks forward to leading the admissions discussion.

“Every outreach event in our community shows me how much potential exists in our region’s future generations,” he said. “I look forward to seeing many faces light up when they realize they can become doctors, they can succeed here. I know many of those faces will come through our doors years later, donning a fresh white coat, ready to begin.”

The event will also showcase the Practice Improvement Projects completed by first-year medical students, which are part of their early work toward improving the health of their community. The projects study specific aspects of healthcare delivery identified by the students, who then develop proposals to improve the effectiveness of patient care and patient health outcomes. All first-year medical students will be present at the event to discuss their work, present their findings and receive evaluations from distinguished medical school faculty.

Media Contact

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Additional Contacts

Peggy Earley
Tel: (951) 827-7794

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