FastStart is an intensive summer program that gives incoming UC Riverside freshmen a strong start in their critical science curriculum. FastStart provides academic and social support to primarily disadvantaged students who aspire towards medical and health care-related careers.

Over five weeks, students will develop strong relationships with their peers, with Medical Scholars Program (MSP) students, and with UCR School of Medicine staff, which could potentially give students a networking advantage as students progress through their premedical curriculum.

FastStart is generously funded by The Shirinian/Kaloostian Fund for Disadvantaged Students, the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Grants Program, and the UCR School of Medicine.

This year, FastStart will take place from Sunday, June 26, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016.

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Tel: (951) 827-4937
E-mail: FastStart@medsch.ucr.edu