Assoc. Dean for Student Affairs
LLU School of Medicine
11175 Campus Street CP-A-1108
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: (909) 558-4630
Fax: (909) 558-4146
Among the programs sponsored by the Loma Linda University School of Medicine Student Affairs are:
Summer Research opportunities are made available to Loma Linda Medical students during the summer between their freshman and sophomore years. Students are required to complete 8 weeks (320 hours) of work on a project with an approved faculty investigator in order to receive a stipend. Additional information along with a list of projects/faculty investigators is provided to students at the Summer Research noon-hour conference sessions in mid-February, or can be obtained from the School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs.
The School of Medicine offers students an opportunity to participate in the Physician-Student Christian Mentoring Program during their 1st year of medical school. Students ordinarily apply for this voluntary program during the month of September. Student participants
are matched to a physician mentor of the same gender with similar interests (e.g. hobbies, etc.). Spending time in prayer and Bible study is emphasized and encouraged, nurturing spiritual growth for the developing student physician.
The annual School of Medicine student/faculty retreat provides students the opportunity to fellowship with other students as well as meet with faculty members in a casual relaxed setting. The Pine Springs Retreat meets the last weekend in September and offers spiritually uplifting programs with a guest speaker as well as praise teams coordinated by student-representation from all four years. Participation is encouraged especially at the highlighted and ever popularly attended Talent Show on Saturday evening.
Family Day takes place in February on the Friday of President’s Day weekend. This is a time for family members of freshman medical students to attend classes with their student as well as meet their friends and professors at the luncheon. Following the luncheon is a special presentation from the Dean. The highlight of the evening is the Freshman Dedication Service in which students recite the Physician’s Oath and are given a Bible embossed with the School of Medicine seal.
The School of Medicine offers tutors to students who need and request extra academic assistance. Students who have previously taken a class, and performed well, are invited to become tutors in those classes. Tutors may be paid for the hours they spend tutoring through the work-study program. The time spent tutoring varies depending on the need of the student requesting help as well as the schedule of the tutor.