Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine

Undergraduate Training Program (UTP)

The Undergraduate Training Program (UTP) is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program is run as a nine-week summer internship in a research laboratory of selected research mentors. The UTP includes scientific mentoring, participation in scientific seminars and lectures, educational enrichment activities, participation in our Health Disparities Research Symposium, and opportunities to attend national meetings to make scientific presentations. Participating students will be compensated competitively on an hourly basis.

Application Requirements

  • Complete and submit the UTP application.

  • Submit a 3000 - 4000 characters essay:
    • Why would you like to participate in the UTP at Loma Linda University?

    • How do you anticipate that this program will help you in your future goals as a biomedical researcher?

    • What are your future career plans?

    • What do you see yourself doing 5 and 10 years from now?

    • What do you wish to gain from this summer experience?

  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from professors (science, math, etc.).

  • Submit most current college transcripts from all colleges attended.

  • Once the student has been accepted into the UTP summer research program they will receive additional information and instructions.



Apply Application Login Deadlines

Application deadline is:

February 1, 2014


Applications are received on a rolling basis. Please, use the button above to submit your application online. Call (909) 558-8622 for additional questions.

APPLICATION process will be open starting January 1, 2014.


Recommendation: Download the documents below, fill them out and bring them on Orientation day.

UTP Flyer
UTP Manual
New Employee Form
W-4 Form
I-9 Form
Confidentiality Statement
Patent Agreement
Rules of Conduct
Opearting Policy 1
Operating Policy 2

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