"Having a mentor throughout the way really helped me understand what I was doing and if I ever had a question along the way, they would answer it."
A Guide to the Apprenticeship Bridge to College Format and Schedule
The ABC program at the Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine integrates research, scholarly and social opportunities designed to maximize the students research experience.
The program requires a full-time, nine week commitment for all undergraduate students. Students will be working or engaging in academic activities 40 hours per week, with some special extracurricular activities planned to enjoy the company of your peers and beautiful Southern California.
Here's a brief look at each of the three major components of the ABC experience:
As an ABC student, you'll be one of approximately 15 select high school students charged with completing a summer research project with leading scientific faculty at Loma Linda University. Completing this research project and working closely with your faculty mentor will be at the core of your program experience.
We will do our best to match you with one of our faculty mentors according to the research interest noted on your application. You and your mentor will work closely together throughout the summer on your research project with the goal of presenting your findings at our Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium.
The Symposium takes place at the end of the program and is an opportunity to formally present your work in front of faculty, peers, and family. The symposium also provides a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in presenting your research, and a time to show what you have accomplished in the program.