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What is the California Medicine Scholars Program?

The California Medicine Scholars Program (CMSP) is a statewide pathway program that taps into the diversity of California Community Colleges to support and increase the number of underrepresented minority physicians in California.

Funded by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, four University of California institutions – UC San Diego School of Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Riverside School of Medicine and UCSF Fresno – have established regional hubs of health care opportunity (RHHO) with their local community colleges, four-year universities and health care institutions to expand premedical opportunities for community college students in their respective regions.

San Diego’s RHHO, the Region X California Medicine Scholars Program, is housed at UC San Diego School of Medicine and will serve community college students throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Region X CMSP Partners

UC San Diego School of Medicine has partnered with institutions across the region to provide educational opportunities and support for CMSP scholars.

San Diego/Imperial County Community College Association and affiliated institutions

  • Cuyamaca College
  • Grossmont College
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Mesa College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Miramar College
  • Palomar College
  • San Diego City College
  • Southwestern College

Four-Year Universities

  • California State University San Marcos
  • San Diego State University
  • UC San Diego

Health Care

  • Family Health Centers of San Diego Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Innercare
  • La Maestra Community Health Centers
  • Rady Children’s Hospital/FACES for the Future
  • Scripps Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
  • UC San Diego Family Medicine Residency Programs

Medical Student Organizations

  • Association of Native American Medical Students
  • Latinx Medical Student Organization
  • Student National Medical Organization
  • UniversityLink Medical Student Program