The main med school that uses Riverside county isnt Western, its Loma Linda. Im not saying it isnt used by other schools, as there are a few Western people there, but the majority are Loma Linda.
Also from looking at website, it looks like the school will indeed admit its first class in 2012. Sorry, the last thing I had read was back in Sept and they had concerns over funding, looks like its is ready.
I guess if im wrong then the UCR website is wrong. Maybe you would like to read it and tell them they got it wrong
Copied from the official site under section prospective students although I did bold a few parts.
The University of California, Riverside (UCR)
provides a unique path of entrance to one of the country's leading medical schools. Undergraduate students at UCR have exclusive access to the prestigious UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences
. Students from any UCR major may apply for one of 24 seats each year in the University's joint program with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Undergraduates who entered UCR either as a freshman or as a transfer student are able to apply to the Haider Program. Transfer students must have been enrolled at UCR for at least two years (six continuous quarters) in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree before entering the Haider Program. (This two-year requirement applies only to transfer students. Virtually all applicants admitted to the program will be expected to have completed an undergraduate degree at UCR before beginning their medical studies.)
Students admitted to the medical school phase of the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences attend UCR for the first two years
of medical school and complete their medical training at UCLA.