Associate Dean Danny Teraguchi making a presentation

Applying to California Medicine Scholars Program



Applications for the next cohort of Inland Empire RHHO CMSP scholars will be available fall 2023.  Prospective students will need to submit a program application online here. The application process includes a transcript, letter of recommendation and short essay responses. For questions about the program and/or application, email us at



Application Process

Inland Empire RHHO CMSP focuses on increasing diverse physicians from community colleges to serve the Inland Empire, particularly medically underserved communities. Part of this focus is recruiting a diverse group of mission fit students. Mission fit categories include:

  • Economically, socially, and/or educationally disadvantaged background
  • English as a second language
  • First generation
  • Ties to Riverside and/or San Bernardino Counties (e.g., attended high school in the region, place of birth, and/or parents’ residence, and/or applicant’s residence)

These mission fit categories are considered as part of the selection process.

To be eligible to apply for this program, applicants:

  • Must complete at least 12 credits in California Community College by December 2023.
  • Driven and seeking opportunities to advance into the medical field with a goal of becoming a physician.
  • Must be enrolled in at least one class at a partnering community college. Current partners include: Barstow Community College, Chaffey College, College of the Desert, Norco College, Riverside Community College, San Bernardino Valley College, and Victor Valley College.
  • Must have not obtained your associate or bachelor’s degree as of Fall 2023.