A new program in California is aiming to help build pre-med pathways through community colleges in regions that need physicians and to
diversify the medical workforce. UC Riverside medical school will partner with three community colleges. Its program will recruit about 60 scholars
per year from the three community colleges and provide personalized support for each scholar, including advising, academic enrichment, mentorship, professional development workshops and internships. Selected students will participate in the medical school’s Future Physician Leaders summer program in their first year to gain core academic and social skills. The following summer, program participants will attain professional experience at one of the community-based organizations partnering with the medical school.