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Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
11175 Campus St.
Loma Linda, California 92350
(909) 558-4462
Email address
School Information
"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. Loma Linda students are trained in a context emphasizing the patient's needs and preventive care to offset future disease. Medical students spend the first two years studying a heavy science curriculum balanced by class work in human behavior, religion, and ethics. As juniors, students spend time in clinical rotations and instruction in family medicine, gynecology and obstetrics, medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, and surgery. Seniors rotate through advanced training in medicine and surgery and finish their degree with four months of electives. Loma Linda medical students have the unique opportunity to utilize their skills in human betterment. Most medical students participate in two very popular University programs: Social Action Community Health System and Students for International Mission Service. In each they help deliver medical care to lower-income people and others who have no access to basic medical care." (Source:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • The school's Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (CHDMM) states, "a disproportionate burden of diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer, and HIV/AIDS, continues among minority and medically underserved populations," and that "Our faculty is engaged in innovative research that is needed to identify and understand the contributors to health disparities."
  • The school's Medical Training Program (MTP) "enables underrepresented minority medical students to gain basic research and scientific experience on a selected summer research project with prominent scientists."
  • The goal of the school's Diversity Council is to "understand our differences as best we can, encourage an honest dialogue about those differences, respect each other in all circumstances, and build on the strength that comes from our diversity."
  • The school's President stated the following, "We are wired in ways that make it difficult to overcome ingrained biases or beliefs from our own past. But surely this is a task we must embrace, perhaps the most noble of tasks, and one for which we seek divine help."
  • One focus of the school's DEI Strategic Planning Team is to "Create appropriate education and training." The newly formed team has "tentatively outlined a seven year strategic plan to guide our time."
  • The school's DEI Taskforce "along with three sub-committees comprised of faculty, students and residents are taking action to foster equitable and inclusive environments."
Last updated June 29th, 2023
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