Honestly, I'm not doubting the program...I'm sure it's great. However, there's quite a lot more graduates coming from UCs including UCR that are accepted into medical school. I've read about grade inflation (from student doctor network) at some cal states and I'm pretty sure AMSA takes that into account. Also, UCR has the Haider program which secures a significant amount of spots for their UCR/UCLA track. When that goes away, UCR is still going to secure spots for their students at the new med school--which I've heard is going to be pretty up there since its foundation is built from the Haider program.
Yeah, I admit that I shouldn't have mentioned it (or taken it for a fact after just reading some forums), but both systems show deflation and inflation. Anyway, rather than just commenting blindly, for anyone who directly wants to know about medical school, refer to this studentnetwork.net. In the end, though, I'm pretty sure UCR does put more students into medical school.
@ahuynh91 UCSD is not showing grade deflation, just grade stabilization--as do CSUSB and CSUS. OK, now that we got the myth that CSUs inflate grades (or that UCs don't) out of the equation, I concede that UCR might give you a slight advantage since it has that program with UCLA. However, and just to remind you, your initial statement regarding this subject was: "If anyone else is like me, and wants to become a doctor, it's much easier coming from any UC".
back on subject, Kiplinger seems to think Cal Poly Pomona is slightly better than UCR in their best value college rankings this year. CPP is 91 and UCR is 95. Not bad for both universities which beat out many other better funded research universities like U of Arizona, and Oregon.
@cpslow: You are a jackass. Go away, unless you actually have something of value to add to the discussion. "UCR is a dump... Cal Poly SLO is far better" doesn't help anyone; it only makes you look like a tremendous a-hole. Insulting a school's academics is a ***** move, and unless you go to some prestigious university, you really have no room to be talking.
I think both of these schools are very good schools I applied for college this year and applied for schools in both the CSU and UC system I got into Pomona,UCR, stanislaus, East Bay and Irvine. I chose in the end to go to UCR because I am a History Major and UCR had the best program and financial aid for me. Another factor in my decision was that I was very put off by the CSU system budget cuts and saw that they would be admitting no more freshmen students after my year.