A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Transfer Policy

Transfer Applications

Loma Linda University accepts transfer applications only from students in good standing at LCME-accredited allopathic medical schools in the United States. Acceptance is limited to students who have completed the second year and not yet started the third year, without any breaks. Students must have completed all preclinical coursework and passed Step 1 of the USMLE licensing exam.

Opportunities for transfer are rare, with only 5 transfers having been accepted during the last 19 years.

Transfer applications are only accepted if transfer positions are available. Please call the Office of Admissions at 909-558-4467 between April 15 and May 1 of the year of desired transfer to determine whether or not any transfer positions are available. Transfer applications are not accepted if it has been determined by the deans that there are no transfer positions available for that year.