RIVERSIDE – At the ninth annual Caring for Our Future Gala event Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Riverside Convention Center, Riverside County Medical Association awarded scholarships to 11 medical students who grew up in Riverside County. Since 2012, Riverside County Medical Association has awarded $328,000 in scholarships to 88 medical students from Riverside County.
Brian Hizon is a first-year medical student at RUSH Medical College in Chicago and a recipient of this year’s Riverside County Medical Association’s Medical Student Scholarship Award.
Riverside County is experiencing a shortage of physicians, and in recent years two medical schools have been built in the Inland Empire to address the shortage. However, with the cost of medical school averaging $60,000 per year, it is nor