Mentorship Program

The UC Riverside School of Medicine Community College Outreach Mentorship Program matches local community college students who are interested in becoming a physician and who intend to transfer to UCR to complete their undergraduate education with UCR medical students in a mentor/mentee program.

The program will host various activities throughout the 2021-2022 academic year.

A mandatory orientation session, via Zoom, will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. or Friday, October 22, 2021, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to review mentor and mentee expectations and the program activities.

Download a PDF of the program flyer.

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  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a community college in Riverside and/or San Bernardino County.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old by September 1, 2021, to participate in the program.  
  • Only students who have not received a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have a strong interest in becoming a physician (M.D./D.O.). We are not offering mentoring programs for other healthcare interests at this time (i.e. physician assistant, nursing, physical therapist, etc.).
  • Students who are interested in transferring to UC Riverside for their undergraduate education are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • The time commitment will be from October 2021 to April 30, 2022. Meetings will be online using your preferred platform.
  • Mentee (community college student) will be matched with a mentor (UCR medical student) and required to meet for 1 hour each month to go over the monthly assignment. Activities include goal setting, resume building, problem-based learning activities, personal statement workshops, and more!
  • Mentees will be required to submit monthly assignments (i.e. resume, personal statement, journal entries, etc.) to the program coordinator. More information will be provided once accepted into the program.
  • Attend the mandatory mentorship orientation where we will review mentor and mentee expectations and the program activities.

Applying to the Program

Mentee Online Application Form

Letter of Recommendation Form
(share with your recommender)

Individuals interested being a mentee need to fill out our online application and have a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, advisor, community member, or employer no later than October 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. No letters from families or friends will be accepted.