The annual Family Day and Freshmen Dedication is held on Friday of Presidents Day Weekend in February.  The 2024 Family Day is scheduled for February 16 with a special Sabbath session on February 17.

Loma Linda University School of Medicine’s first-year medical students and their family members spend the day together on Loma Linda University Campus. This annual event is an opportunity for parents to visit the campus, attend lectures and share the classroom experience as well as tour the Simulation Center, Clinical Skills Education and Anatomy Lab.

The Basic Sciences Graduate Program also hosts families for new graduate students including a White Coat Ceremony for those who have advanced to candidacy.

The day concludes with the freshman dedication at the University Church where each student received a Bible, and then the class gives a Physician’s Oath, in which they promised before God to carry on the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.