Loma Linda University

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Associate Dean for Admissions / School of Medicine / Loma Linda, CA USA 92350

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
123
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1909
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 9M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.89
Median MCAT
510
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Case-by-case
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$85
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics '22-'23

(275 word limit each)

1. What makes LLUSM particularly attractive to you?

2. Our medical curriculum integrates spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals.

3. What personal attributes make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM?

4. Identify experiences in your life that illustrate your service to others.

5. Discuss how your spiritual origins, development, and experiences have influenced and been integrated into your daily life.

6. Please describe your current involvement (or reason for not being involved) with a church or religious group.

7. If you have already graduated, describe your activities since graduation and your planned activities prior to matriculation into medical school.

8. Explain any impact that COVID-19 or recent events in American society may have had on your educational, research, volunteering or employment plans.

Essay Topics ('21-'22)

1. What makes LLUSM particularly attractive to you? (275 words)

2. Our medical curriculum integrates a spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from a Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals. (275 words)

3. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that has lifestyle expectations that include abstinence from alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoids, and illicit drugs/substances in all forms. Describe any use of these substances within the past year. (275 words)

4. What personal attributes make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM? (275 words)

5. Identify experiences in your life that illustrate your service to others. (275 words)

6. Discuss how your spiritual origins, development, and experiences have influenced and been integrated into your daily life. (275 words)

7. Please describe your current involvement (or reason for not being involved) with a church or religious group. (275 words)

8. Please enter the name and contact number for your Clergy/Pastor. (275 words)

9. If you have already graduated, describe your activities since graduation and your planned activities prior to matriculation into medical school. (275 words)

10. Explain any impact that COVID-19 or recent events in American society may have had on your educational, research, volunteering or employment plans. (275 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. What makes Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM) particularly attractive to you?

2. Describe the extent and source of your knowledge of LLUSM.

3. What personal attributes make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM?

4. Identify experiences in your life that illustrate your service to others?

5. Discuss how your spiritual origins, development, and experiences have influenced and been integrated into your daily life.

6. Do you regularly attend or participate in the services of a church or religious group? (yes/no) Please comment, write the name of clergy or religious leader, as well as their telephone number of clergy or religious leader. Also state what is your religious affiliation?

7. As a Christian educational institution the medical curriculum integrates a spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from a Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals.

8. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that has lifestyle expectations that include abstinence from alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoids, and illicit drugs/substances in all forms. Describe any use of these substances within the past year.

9. If accepted to LLUSM, are you willing to abstain from alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoid, and illicit drug/substance use? (yes/no) Please explain

10. If you have already graduated, describe your activities since graduation and your planned activities prior to matriculation into medical school.

11. Added prompt to discuss if COVID-19 interrupted employment, research, anything significant.

Essay Topics ('19-'20)

No word or character limits.

1. What makes Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM particularly attractive to you?

2. Describe the extent and source of your knowledge of LLUSM.

3. What personal attributes make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM?

4. Identify experiences in your life that illustrate your service to others?

5. Discuss how your spiritual origins, development, and experiences have influenced and been integrated into your daily life.

6. Do you regularly attend or participate in the services of a church or religious group? (yes/no) Please comment, write the name of clergy or religious leader, as well as their telephone number of clergy or religious leader. Also state what is your religious affiliation?

7. As a Christian educational institution the medical curriculum integrates a spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from a Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals.

8. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that has lifestyle expectations that include abstinence from alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoids, and illicit drugs/substances in all forms. Describe any use of these substances within the past year.

9. If accepted to LLUSM, are you willing to abstain from alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoid, and illicit drug/substance use? (yes/no) Please explain

10. If you have already graduated, describe your activities since graduation and your planned activities prior to matriculation into medical school.


Essay Topics ('18-'19)

1. Describe the extent and source of your knowledge of Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM. (750 characters)

2. What makes LLUSM particularly attractive to you? (750 characters)

3. What qualities make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM? (750 characters)

4. Discuss how your spiritual experience has influenced your life and how you integrate it into your daily life. (750 characters)

5. What experiences in your life would illustrate your perspective on service to others? (750 characters)

6. As a Christian educational institution the medical curriculum integrates spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from a Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals. (750 characters)

7. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that has lifestyle expectations that include abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs/substances in all forms. In the past year, have you used any of these substances? If so, which one(s)? (250 characters)

8. If accepted to LLUSM, are you willing to abide by the lifestyle policies of Loma Linda University School of Medicine? (250 characters)


Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

1. Describe the extent and source of your knowledge of Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM. (750 characters)

2. What makes LLUSM particularly attractive to you? (750 characters)

3. What qualities make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM? (750 characters)

4. Discuss how your spiritual experience has influenced your life and how you integrate it into your daily life. (750 characters)

5. What experiences in your life would illustrate your perspective on service to others? (750 characters)

6. As a Christian educational institution the medical curriculum integrates spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from a Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals. (750 characters)

7. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that has lifestyle expectations that include abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs/substances in all forms. In the past year, have you used any of these substances? If so, which one(s)? (250 characters)

8. If accepted to LLUSM, are you willing to abide by the lifestyle policies of Loma Linda University School of Medicine? (250 characters)


Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

1. Describe the extent and source of your knowledge of Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM. (750 characters)

2. What makes LLUSM particularly attractive to you? (750 characters)

3. What qualities make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM? (750 characters)

4. Discuss how your spiritual experience has influenced your life and how you integrate it into your daily life. (750 characters)

5. What experiences in your life would illustrate your perspective on service to others? (750 characters)

6. As a Christian educational institution the medical curriculum integrates spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from a Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals. (750 characters)

7. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that has lifestyle expectations that include abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs/substances in all forms. In the past year, have you used any of these substances? If so, which one(s)? (250 characters)

8. If accepted to LLUSM, are you willing to abide by the lifestyle policies of Loma Linda University School of Medicine? (250 characters)

9. Describe your involvement with your religious group: (750 characters)


Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

1. Describe the extent and source of your knowledge of Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM. (750 characters)

2. What makes LLUSM particularly attractive to you? (750 characters)

3. What qualities make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM? (750 characters)

4. Discuss how your spiritual experience has influenced your life and how you integrate it into your daily life. (750 characters)

5. What experiences in your life would illustrate your perspective on service to others? (750 characters)

6. As a Christian educational institution the medical curriculum integrates spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from a Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals. (750 characters)

7. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that has lifestyle expectations that include abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs/substances in all forms. In the past year, have you used any of these substances? If so, which one(s)? (250 characters)

8. If accepted to LLUSM, are you willing to abide by the lifestyle policies of Loma Linda University School of Medicine? (250 characters)

9. Describe your involvement with your religious group: (750 characters)


Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1. Describe the extent and source of your knowledge of Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM. (750 characters)

2. What makes LLUSM particularly attractive to you? (750 characters)

3. What qualities make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM? (750 characters)

4. Discuss how your spiritual experience has influenced your life and how you integrate it into your daily life. (750 characters)

5. What experiences in your life would illustrate your perspective on service to others? (750 characters)

6. As a Christian educational institution the medical curriculum integrates spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from a Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals. (750 characters)

7. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that has lifestyle expectations that include abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs/substances in all forms. In the past year, have you used any of these substances? If so, which one(s)? (250 characters)

8. If accepted to LLUSM, are you willing to abide by the lifestyle policies of Loma Linda University School of Medicine? (250 characters)

9. Describe your involvement with your religious group (750 characters)


Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

1. Describe the extent and source of your knowledge of Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM. (750 characters)

2. What makes LLUSM particularly attractive to you? (750 characters)

3. What qualities make you a desirable candidate for admission to LLUSM? (750 characters)

4. Discuss how your spiritual experience has influenced your life and how you integrate it into your daily life. (750 characters)

5. What experiences in your life would illustrate your perspective on service to others? (750 characters)

6. As a Christian educational institution the medical curriculum integrates spiritual, ethical, and relational issues from a Christian perspective into the practice of medicine. Weekly chapel services and religion courses are part of this program. Please respond to the above as it relates to your personal educational and career goals. (750 characters)

7. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that has lifestyle expectations that include abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs/substances in all forms. In the past year, have you used any of these substances? If so, which one(s)? (250 characters)

8. If accepted to LLUSM, are you willing to abide by the lifestyle policies of Loma Linda University School of Medicine? (250 characters)

9. Describe your involvement with your religious group (750 characters)

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