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Health Coach Program

Health Coach Program Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual Health Coach Program information session with testimonials from current coaches on the following days: 

March 28, 2023 – 4 to 5 p.m.
Click here to register for the information session

Questions? Email healthcoaches@medsch.ucr.edu

The Health Coach Program at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is a community-based collaborative aimed at reducing the number of patients with uncontrolled chronic conditions by training health coaches to support patient care by working with integral healthcare teams in a clinical setting.

Our health coaches are volunteers and are pre-medical and pre-health students currently enrolled as juniors and seniors at an undergraduate institution or recent college graduates.

Through weekly follow-ups and continuous communication with their patients’ health care team, health coaches: help patients build progressive goals, become true advocates for their patients, and establish a rapport that allows them to identify patient’s existing  barriers to healthier lifestyle habits.

The Health Coach Program, which began in 2013, is a partnership between the UCR School of Medicine and Riverside University Health System.


Information Session Recording Available

The following recording is intended for prospective applicants that would like to get a better idea about the application process, program components and program benefits for the 2022-2023 Health Coach Program.

Watch the recording on YouTube