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LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY SCHOOLS & SERVICES

Allied Health

School of Allied Health Professions Service Learning

The School of Allied Health has a strong commitment to fulfilling the LLU mission of Making Man whole.  As part of their curriculum, most students in the School of Allied Health Professions complete 7 hours of service typically (40 hours in Occupational Therapy Program) in an area of their choice and write a two-page reflection paper on their experiences.

These activities are partial fulfillment of a class called Portfolio taken during their two years on campus.
Local Service Initiatives

Portfolio Service Opportunities

Allied Health students, excluding Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, and Physical Therapy Assistants are encouraged to check Blackboard portfolio shell or CAPS volunteer page for a list of approved service opportunities.

For more information, Contact:

SAHP Portfolio Office
Nichol Hall, Room A120
Portfolio Phone: (909) 558-1000
Ardis Wazdatskey - extension 43787
Claire Bassett - extension 83378
Lian Somali- extension 83378
E-mail address:
portfolio@llu.edu

Allied Health Student Association strives to engage the student body in local service opportunities.

International Service Initiatives
Students are encouraged to check out service opportunities throug
Students For International Missions Service (SIMS).

Medicine

Since opening in 1909, Loma Linda University's School of Medicine has been training skilled medical professionals with a commitment to Christian service. The school has always endeavored to combine the best medical science with caring, Christian compassion. Students are encouraged to engage in volunteer opportunities both locally and internationally.  These programs are predominantly student run and not only prepare students with leadership and community development skills, they also share LLU’s legacy of wholeness with communities around the world. Check out the following links to learn more about the School of Medicine’s unique contribution through service.

Local Service Initiatives
Healthy Neighborhood Projects

International Service Initiatives
Students are encouraged to check out service opportunities through
Students For International Missions Service (SIMS).

Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy is committed to the education of pharmacists of the highest ethical and professional standards to deliver competent and compassionate pharmaceutical care. A diverse and dynamic educational environment produces students who are practitioners, health professionals, and providers of humanitarian service to a global community.  Pharmacy students do not have required volunteer requirements, and yet are encouraged to engage in a variety of service activities.

Local Service Initiatives
Healthy Neighborhood Projects Community Kids Connection Music
Community Health Fairs with professional health organizations

International Service Initiatives
Students are encouraged to check out service opportunities through
Students For International Missions Service (SIMS).

Nursing

In harmony with Loma Linda University and the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the School of Nursing believes that the aim of education and health care is the development of wholeness in those served.   Individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds are encouraged to embrace opportunities for lifelong growth and satisfaction from a career committed to health care. Committed to Christian service and distinctive Seventh-day Adventist ideals, the school seeks to reflect God's love through its teaching and healing ministry.

We provide humanitarian service through people, programs, and service-learning classes. We promote healthful living and respond to the therapeutic and rehabilitative needs of people. While formal service hours are not required, we encourage our students to get involved and enhance the quality of life for individuals in local, regional, national, and world communities. 
Local Service Initiatives
Links to:

Nurses with a Purpose: A recent movement among LLU nursing students to get involved in meaningful service opportunities. Contact Nurseswithapurpose@gmail.com to learn more.

Community Mental Health Class, Dr. Michelle Buckman: Students learn to lead mental health groups in a variety of community settings.

Diabetes Classes, Dr. Edelweiss Ramal: Dr. Ramal invites students to support in personal ministry to provide exceptional diabetes and nutrition education to Spanish speaking populations including SACHS Norton: La Escuelita. 

Health Promotion Class, Anna Berit Peterson: students spend 4 days a week at Helping Hands Pantry learning and providing basic health care assessments.

Community Health Fairs with professional health organizations

International Service Initiatives
Public Health Nursing, Dolores Wright; students spend a month clinical in Botswana working in community clinics, learning and providing assessments, interventions and spiritual outreach to local youth.
Students are encouraged to check out service opportunities through
Students For International Missions Service (SIMS).

Public Health

The School of Public Health incorporates a legacy of service into their curriculum offering a variety of service-learning classes that give students an opportunity to create reciprocal community engagement benefiting many communities.

Local Service Initiatives
Community Engagement Class, Global Health Department: Students are paired with local community partners learning and providing health assessments, interventions and evaluations.
Health Promotion Core Class, Dr. Patty Herring: Students are paired with a community partner to learn and provide health assessments, interventions, and evaluations. 
Community Health Fairs with professional health organizations

International Service Initiatives
Students are encouraged to check out service opportunities through
Students For International Missions Service (SIMS).

Science & Technology

The School of Science and Technology is a mission-driven school that academically incorporates LLU's commitment to the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, which produces wholeness within transformed lives. Transformation is a life-long faith and learning process.  A process committed to the pursuit of the highest levels of scholarship, professionalism, and spiritual wellbeing.  There are no formal service requirements, outside of clinicals, yet students are encouraged to engage in service locally and internationally. 

Local Service Initiatives
Community Health Fairs with professional health organizations

International Service Initiatives
International Behavioral Health Trauma Team: Multi-disciplinarian team who provide preventative trauma education and actual clinical support around the world.

Students are encouraged to check out service opportunities through Students For International Missions Service (SIMS).

Religion

The School of religion reminds us all that studying at Loma Linda University is about more than just careers and professions; it is about mission and purpose for all of life.  They do not have formal service requirements, yet encourage their students to be actively involved in service opportunities locally and abroad.

Local Service Initiatives
CAPS Volunteer Page

International Service Initiatives
Students are encouraged to check out service opportunities through
Students For International Missions Service (SIMS).

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