Values and Lifestyle
Loma Linda University actively promotes a healthy moral lifestyle consistent with Seventh-day Adventist Christian principles. This includes participation in a midweek University chapel service designed to focus the University on its mission and to facilitate your personal journey with God. A basic tenet of Seventh-day Adventist belief is worshiping on Saturday. Seventh-day Adventists observe Sabbath from sundown on Friday evening until sundown on Saturday evening. As a consequence of this, the school offices and libraries close early on Friday afternoon and are not open on Saturdays. The library is open on Sunday.
The University expects students to exclude alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs from their lives while enrolled at the University or one of its extended campuses. When a student chooses a career in a professional field, it is important to portray a professional image. Loma Linda University is sensitive to the needs of various healthcare fields and, as a result, has created professional standards of appearance that will place our graduates in the highest level of professional healthcare expectations. These standards include no visible tattoos or body piercings apart from simple earrings. More details on lifestyle requirements may be found at http://home.llu.edu/academics/how-apply/values-and-lifestyle and information on the professional expectations of students are provided in the policy section of the Student Handbook, and in the section specifically for School of Medicine students at http://www.llu.edu/central/handbook/index.page.
By submitting an MD Supplementary Application to Loma Linda University School of Medicine applicants certify the accuracy of any and all parts of the application materials that they have submitted or will submit. They understand that any misrepresentation or omission of required materials could jeopardize their admission or matriculation whenever such information is discovered. In addition, a nonrefundable application fee is required as part of the application process.