University of California, Riverside

Mini Medical School



Mini Medical School


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The Mini Medical School at the UC Riverside School of Medicine

The Mini Medical School (MMS) at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine is a student-run community-driven pipeline program founded in 2012. This health education process serves the residents of Inland Southern California by providing professionally approved medical- and health-related information to those in community settings in order to help bridge health disparities.

The Mini Medical School was founded as a response to the Inland Empire being one of the most underserved areas in the entire United States of America. Students go out into the community and offer professionally approved medical- or health-related information through student made pamphlets and presentations to bridge the health disparities within the Inland Empire.

Our objective is twofold: to reduce barriers to communication between health care recipients and providers while empowering the residents of Inland Southern California with knowledge that will help them prevent and manage their diseases.

Both the community and students involved in Mini Medical School benefit, as students develop vital skills for the health profession such as public speaking and group collaboration.

The Mini Medical School continues to grow within the community of UCR and Inland Southern California and has served over thousands of residents by offering information on diabetes, oral health, nutrition, and many other issues within the community.

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