Clinical Rotations will begin in late September, following successful completion of the didactic portion of the program. Rotations are completed the following year in late September.

The year-long Clinical Rotation Schedule is distributed at the Clinical Orientation, given in late August. This orientation covers the Clinical Handbook (which contains information pertinent to each clinical site, as well as program and university expectations and rules), a brief overview of each clinical site, and Pathology Review (the year-long course which reviews didactic information and prepares the students for the ASCP exam).

We have Affiliation Agreements with the following sites for 2020-2021

Loma Linda University Health, Main Campus, Loma Linda, CA

Chair of Pathology: Dr. Paul Herrmann

Director of Anatomic Pathology: Dr. Bill Saukel

Clinical Preceptor: Maria Rabina, MHS, PA (ASCP)

Pathologists: 23

Residency Program

An outgrowth of the original Sanitarium on the hill in 1905, the present 11-story Loma Linda University Medical Center opened on July 9, 1967. With the completion of the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in late 1993, nearly 900 beds are available for patient care, including at Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus and Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center.  Loma Linda University Health Care, a management service organization, supports the many programs and services provided by our 400+ faculty physicians. Loma Linda University Medical Center operates some of the largest clinical programs in the United States in areas such as neonatal care and outpatient surgery and is recognized as the international leader in infant heart transplantation and proton treatments for cancer. Each year, the institution admits more than 33,000 inpatients and serves roughly half a million outpatients. Loma Linda University Medical Center is the only level one regional trauma center for Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Anatomic Pathology processes 17,500 cases per year and about 200 autopsies.

Loma Linda University Health, Murrieta Campus, Murrieta, CA

Chair of Pathology: Dr. Paul Herrmann

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Yamil Lopez, Medical Director, Laboratory Services

Serviced by the Loma Linda University Health Pathologists

Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta is a faith-based, non-profit medical center fully owned and operated by Loma Linda University Health. Opened in 2011, LLUMC-Murrieta is a full service acute care hospital, 106 licensed beds, that is bringing high quality, advanced care to the region. Anatomic Pathology processes about 4000 cases per year with busy frozen section service.

LLU Faculty Medical Office Laboratory, Loma Linda, CA: This is a PGY1 clinical rotation

Chief of Pathology: Dr. Paul Herrmann

Clinical Preceptor: Edward Miyashiro

The LLU FMO laboratory is located adjacent to the Loma Linda University Health Medical Center. Each year, anatomic pathology processes approximately 19,000 cases.

Loma Linda Surgical Hospital, Redlands CA

26780 Barton Rd. Redlands, CA 92373

Clinical Preceptor: Michael Weitzeil

Loma Linda VA Hospital, Loma Linda CA

11021 Benton St. Loma Linda, CA 92357

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Heather Rojas

Adventist Health St. Helena 

10 Woodland Road, St. Helena, Ca 94574

Founded as part of the faith-based Adventist Health Network, Adventist Health St. Helena is a hospital that offers quality medical services, reaches out to support the community, and is committed to making healthcare more convenient and accessible.

Clinical Preceptor: John Ferguson 


Adventist Health Ukiah 

275 Hospital Dr, Ukiah, Ca 95482

Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities    

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Harding Jackson 

Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA

Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a 515-bed hospital built on the Seventh-day Adventist faith and mission to improve the health of communities and to share God's love by promoting healing and wellness for the whole person.

Hemet Valley Medical Center, Hemet, CA

Chair of Pathology: Dr. Mustafa Mahdavy

Clinical Preceptors: Dr. Alan Mare, Dr. Mustafa Mahdavy

Hemet Valley Medical Center is a 327-bed hospital and serves as one of the largest private employers in the San Jacinto Valley. Each year, Anatomical Pathology processes approximately 8000 cases with a busy frozen section service.

Hermann Memorial, Houston, TX

6411 Fannin St. Houston TX 77030

Memorial Hermann Health System is a non-profit, values-driven, community-owned health system dedicated to improving health

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Songlin Zhang 


Hollywood Presbyterian Medical, Los Angeles CA

1300 N Vermont. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has been caring for the Hollywood community and surrounding areas since 1924.

Clinical Preceptor: Michael Legmann

Long Beach Memorial, Long Beach, CA

2801 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90806

Long Beach Memorial mission is to improve the health and well being of individuals, families and our communities.

Clinical Preceptor: Michael Appy

PIH Whittier Hospital, Whittier, CA

12400 Washington Blvd, Whitter, Ca 90602

PIH Health mission is to provide high-quality healthcare, without discrimination, and contribute to the health and well-being of our communities in an ethical, safe and fiscally prudent manner, in recognition of our charitable purpose.

They are accredited by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality.

Clinical Preceptor: Deanne Resplandor (Graduate of LLU SM PA Program) 

Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands, CA

Redlands Community Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 229 beds. They serve the Inland Empire, East Valley, San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass regions. Anatomical Pathology processes about 5,000 cases per year.

Chair of Pathology: Dr. Si Ngyuen

Clinical Preceptor: Stephanie Baty 

Riverside University Health, Moreno Valley, CA

26520 Catus Ave. Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Beginning in 1893 as Riverside County’s first general hospital, Riverside University Health System – Medical Center stands today as a pillar of excellence in health care and medical education in the region.

Clinical Preceptor: Dr. Ronald Gnass

Saddleback Memorial

24451 Health Center Dr. Laguna Hills, Ca 92653

MemorialCare Medical Group is made up of more than 200 physicians in the areas of internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatric medicine, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, physiatrist, sleep medicine and acupuncture.

Victor Valley Global Medical Center, Victoville CA

Chair of Pathology: Reda Tadros, MD

Clinical Preceptor: Reda Tadros, MD

Victor Valley Global Medical Center is a 101 acute care bed hospital. The hospital is committed to providing high quality, care to residents of the High Desert communities. Each year, Surgical Pathology processes some 5,000 cases.

White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) is a 353-bed not-for-profit, faith-based, teaching hospital, which provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities in and near downtown Los Angeles, CA. Today, White Memorial is one of the region's leading not-for-profit hospitals. Services include cardiac and vascular care, intensive and general medical care, oncology, orthopedic care, rehabilitation, specialized and general surgery, and women's and children's services.