University of California, Riverside

Graduate Medical Education



Message from Chair Samar Nahas, M.D., M.P.H.


Greetings from Samar Nahas, M.D., M.P.H.

Chair and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Samar Nahas

Thank you for your interest in the OB-GYN ACGME program at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Our program is looking for special individuals who have a pioneering spirit and are excited at the prospect of creating a legacy of excellence.

The mission of the UCR School of Medicine is to improve the health of the medically underserved in the region, by training a diverse workforce of physicians devoted to this patient population. In line with that, the mission of our department is to empower the women of Inland Southern California to engage in their health and wellness by providing innovative, compassionate, accessible, and comprehensive evidence based women’s healthcare.

Our vision is to create one of the most sought after residency programs in the country. Given the outstanding leadership and resources at UCR, I have no doubt we will make this vision a reality.

To build our education team we have recruited nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty who are well known not only for their clinical skills, but also for their excellence in teaching. To that end, we have created an innovative curriculum that is not only focused on an outstanding clinical experience, but also on the learning environment which includes extensive simulation training as well as new rotations in integrative medicine and wellness.

One of the unique opportunities of being part of an inaugural residency class is that you have a great deal of one-on-one time with attending faculty. This will be an incredibly rich learning experience that is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This class will also set the culture and tone for the future residency classes. To that end, we will devote a great deal of effort on physician leadership development to ensure that our residents will go on to great success and have the opportunity to become the future leaders in the field of OB-GYN.

I look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Samar Nahas, M.D., M.P.H.

About Samar Nahas, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Samar Nahas, M.D., M.P.H. is an assistant clinical professor of gynecology and oncology at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. She practices at both the Riverside University Health System - Medical Center and Riverside Community Hospital.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Graduate Medical Education
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-7669

E-mail: medschool@ucr.edu

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