The new Inland Empire Regional Hub for Healthcare Opportunity (RHHO) brings together partners across Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to address the physician shortages in this region by training culturally competent medical students to serve our communities. The Inland Empire RHHO is launching a new pathway program from community college to medical school -- California Medicine Scholars Program (CMSP).
In addition to supporting students by developing comprehensive individualized educational plans, the Inland Empire RHHO will supplement existing services and resources in the region to provide academic advising, transfer success workshops for each stage of a student's educational path, summer experiences, and mentorship. CMSP scholars will participate in the UC Riverside School of Medicine Future Physician Leaders summer program beginning in their first year of the program. They will work in teams and develop a health education project to address inequities within the Inland Empire. The following summer, students will graduate to an independent experience at one of our community based partners sites.