About the Program

Program Benefits

As a participant in Medical Leaders of Tomorrow summer program, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a future career in the health professions and start developing the skills to get you there.  You’ll attend interactive workshops, meet health care professionals, and strengthen your academic and leadership skills while making life-long friends.

  • Meet health care professionals and learn more about potential careers.
  • Learn more about the UC Riverside Campus.
  • Learn more about college preparation.
  • Strengthen academic skills.
  • Attend interactive presentations.
  • Learn about health disparities.
  • Work in teams to create a community health project.

Program Dates

The program is made up of two separate week-long sessions. Students may only attend one session.

It combines career exploration activities with team building, while exposing students to the academic requirements so that they may become the Medical Leaders of Tomorrow.

The program includes housing and meals for the duration of the program for all student-participants.

Program staff provide full-time supervision of student participants at all times.  The staff consist of professional staff members and successful premedical students who have been selected to serve as role models and mentors.

Our advisory team includes Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs Emma Simmons, M.D., Pipeline Programs Director Teresa Cofield, and Outreach Coordinator Rachell Enriquez.

Comments from Past Participants


"Medical Leaders of Tomorrow program helped me get an understanding on what the medical field is really about and that all those 'intimidating' years of medical school are worth it in the future. One of my greatest highlights was being able to ask medical students questions on their experience and meeting wonderful people who I can connect with. These individuals are truly great people who I hope to keep in my life even after this journey ends."
"Medical Leaders of Tomorrow helped me to overcome my shyness; to be more confident to experience and be a part of this program."
"Medical Leaders of Tomorrow also helped me to become more sociable in a work environment. I learned to work in a group, to work better and be more efficient with my fellow peers."
"Medical Leaders of Tomorrow has helped me achieve this by giving me first-hand testimonies from college students themselves. I also learned about how to apply to college and what steps to take in preparation. This was a really great experience and I made many memories and friends."
"Medical Leaders of Tomorrow has definitely helped me become a better leader and has made me realize that I don’t just want to be a doctor, but be someone much more."