Medical Career Pathway Program

Founded in 2009 by Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, The Medical Career Pathway and Medical Career Future Physician Programs are long-term mentorship programs for students who are interested in fulfilling a mission of service to the community. Prior to COVID-19, the Temecula programs were based out of the Temecula Valley Hospital.


The program is 4 weeks during the summer and runs from July 5th - 29th, 2021 on

High School students will meet from 4:30PM - 6:30PM on the following Tuesdays: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 and 7/27.

College students will meet from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on the following Mondays: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26


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 - Will not be offered this year as a safety precaution against COVID-19.

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.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation.
  • Provide a resume.
  • Students should be committed to the program.


  • Anyone interested in becoming a physician leader and serving their community is welcome to apply for the program. 
  • College students, please click here to be taken to the application. 
  • High School students, please click here to be taken to the application.

More Information

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

Medical Career Pathway Future Physician Program
Medcail Career Pathways