Office of Student Development
The mission of the Office of Student Development (OSD) is to develop and coordinate new academic programs to reduce the documented disparity in the number of underrepresented minority students that graduate with doctoral degrees in the biomedical and clinical sciences in the USA. The overall goal is to increase diversity at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, which would enable us to continue providing high-quality education to serve in an increasingly diverse local and global community. The specific objective of the office is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students graduating with doctoral degrees in our basic and medical science programs. The mission of the OSD is in tune with the mission at LLU: to "promote an environment that reflects and builds respect for the diversity of humanity."
Summer Research Programs
- Apprenticeship Bridge to College (ABC) - Open to high school students
- Undergraduate Training Program (UTP) - Open to college & university students
- Medical Training Program (MTP) - Open to medical students
- Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (ISMD) - MD/PhD Fellowship