Future Physician Leaders Program

Founded in 2009 by Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, The Future Physician Leaders Program is a long-term mentorship program for students who are interested in fulfilling a mission of service to the community. The program is a community-based collaborative effort and the City of Temecula recently partnered with the UCR School of Medicine. The Temecula program is based out of the Temecula Valley Hospital.


The program is 7 weeks during the summer and runs from June 23rd - August 5th, 2020 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


Students in the program participate in 3 different components:
  • Didactic - Lectures, workshops, and group discussions held primarily in the summer along with networking events with physicians and healthcare leaders throughout the rest of the year
  • Community Service and Leadership - Allows students the kinesthetic learning experience of community health and gives them the opportunity to improve healthcare access to their community
  • Physician Shadowing - Exposes students to a physician’s life and patient-doctor interaction in the effort to inspire the students to do similar work

Requirements & Qualifications

  • This program is intended for students in the Inland Southern California region enrolled in local high schools, colleges and universities, and medical schools.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in shadowing rotations.
  • The program has one main requirement and that is commitment.


  • Anyone interested in becoming a physician leader and serving their community is welcome to apply for the program. Application is available on: www.fpl.ucr.edu

More Information

  • For more information contact Charles Walker by email or by phone (951) 694-6468

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