June 11 - Last graduation ceremonies are held in Loma Linda Bowl.
October 21 - General Conference officers vote to establish CME School of Dentistry.
November 29 - AMA completes first inspection of CME since 1936.
December 10 - Nursing is accredited by National Nursing Accrediting Service.
February 26 - School of Dietetics becomes School of Nutrition.
August 31 - Hydrotherapy at Sanitarium renamed "Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation."
October 29 - Board approves private practice plan for physicians.
April 12 - Board recommends CME consolidation; favors Loma Linda campus.
June 14 - New library/administration building complex is occupied.
August 30 - First classes begin at the School of Dentistry.
September 13 - Loma Linda Library dedicated.
January 28 - Graduate School is officially organized.
March 9 - School of Nursing obtains approval for adoption of quarter unit credit system.
August 25 - First CME graduate nursing students are enrolled.
April 26 - Founders Day celebrates CME's 50th anniversary.
September 1 - Faculty and students move into the new dental building.
September 18 - School of Dentistry building is dedicated.
November 4 - New anatomy building holds first class.
December 27 - "To make man whole," first chosen as the theme for the 1955, year-long 50th anniversary, adopted as institution's motto.
May 23 - Dental program is approved by ADA's Council on Dental Education.
June 9 - First dental graduation is held.
October 31 - School of Dentistry plans dental hygiene course.
January 28 - Board approves a two-year occupational therapy curriculum leading to a BS degree.
May 26 - Ground is broken for new women's dormitory.
November 27 - Board approves occupational therapy curriculum.