UCR Medical School Student Awarded Scholarship from Beaver Medical Clinic Foundation

A resident of inland Southern California for more than 20 years, Haroun Mohammad is committed to practicing medicine in the region

Haroun Mohammad is a first year medical student in the UC Riverside School of Medicine. Photo credit: C. Rosema.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Haroun Mohammad, a first year medical student in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Beaver Medical Clinic Foundation. The award was presented to Mohammad at the annual School of Medicine Faculty Recognition and Student Awards Ceremony held on May 19.

The scholarship is awarded to a medical student by a faculty selection committee, based upon academic achievement, strong ties to inland Southern California and a desire to practice medicine in the area upon completion of medical training.

“Haroun is a great example of a medical student who goes above and beyond and we are pleased that he was selected to receive this prestigious award,” said Dr. Kenneth Ballou, representative from the Beaver Medical Clinic Foundation.

Mohammad is currently the co-vice president of the American Medical Student Association chapter at UCR and the co-founder of the preventive healthcare and education interest group. He has been a resident of inland Southern California for more than 20 years and is committed to giving back to the community and the underserved by practicing medicine in the region once he completes his medical training.

“I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Beaver Medical Clinic Foundation for the scholarship. I am humbled and honored to receive this award, which will facilitate my learning experience by alleviating the burden of financial debt for my family and I,” Mohammad said. “I appreciate their commitment to supporting students from the UCR School of Medicine. I am grateful for the support offered to me by my community and I look forward to paying it forward.”

Beaver Medical Clinic Foundation was established in 1961, supporting medical related philanthropic projects that would benefit people and organizations in the area. In 1970, the Foundation began funding scholarships to local area students pursuing careers in the medical field.

The UCR School of Medicine will graduate its first class of students in 2017.  The mission of the school is to improve the health of the people of California and, especially, to serve inland Southern California by training a diverse workforce of physicians and by developing innovative research and health care delivery programs that will improve the health of the medically underserved in the region and become models to be emulated throughout the state and nation.

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