A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Pipeline Programs

The Gateway Program to the Health Professions is a 2-3 week program offered to underrepresented minority (African American, Latino, and Native American) high school students interested in a career in the health professions. During the program students spend two weeks on the LLU campus in an interactive learning environment focusing on the importance of patient care, health sciences research and laboratory studies, SAT preparation, interview and leadership skills.  Students also learn the importance of wellness through healthy meals and fun fitness activities at the LLU Drayson Center.

My Campus: Minority Youth Health Pipeline is a quarterly, full day event held on our campus.  It is designed to expose minority high school students to opportunities in the health professions.  This program seeks to inspire, motivate, and educate students from our nearby communities through fun, interactive, carefully planned activities. The main goal is to give youth opportunities to connect with mentors, inspire them to pursue college education and eventually enter the health professions. For more information please click here.

Minority Introduction to Health Sciences (MITHS) is a challenging three-week summer program designed to introduce Black Seventh-day Adventist high school students to careers in the health sciences. Students in the program  have a first-hand opportunity to experience the gamut of educational activities that take place at a health sciences university campus, from studying the basic sciences (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology), to  participating in clinical courses (nursing, medicine, medical technology, dentistry, dental hygiene, physical therapy, public health), to research. This program prepares students for their senior high school year and beyond.  For more information, click here.

Minorities in Dentistry is a one day session that, in collaboration with the Careers in Dentistry Program, is designed to attract African American, Hispanic and Native American students to the field of dentistry. Students learn about the process and requirements for entering into dental school or a dental hygiene program, as well as, the financial assistance resources available. Participants also receive the opportunity to meet successful alumni and network with current dental students. For more information, please visit the School of Dentistry Admissions website.

Open House is a yearly event that brings together all the Loma Linda University Schools with the enrollment team. This is the single, largest, and most important opportunity for all interested student applicants to learn more about the various programs offered and network with LLU students, faculty, and staff. To learn more or find out how to register, please click here.