2023 UTP students|
2023 UTP Students

Get Noticed with Practical Research Experience at Loma Linda University's Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine

Loma Linda University's Undergraduate Training Program (UTP) is a nine-week summer research internship for undergraduate college and university students.

2024 Dates: June 10 - August 2

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The internship focuses on giving students practical lab research experience alongside distinguished faculty, while providing mentorship in support of their future academic and research goals.

The program supports our mission to eliminate health disparities and increase the number of basic biomedical and physician scientists from diverse backgrounds involved in research.

More than 230 undergraduate students have participated in Loma Linda University's UTP program since 2001 representing colleges and universities across the nation. Our students consistently go on to pursue their studies at Loma Linda University or other top tier universities around the country.

We’re proud to offer a program that consistently attracts top underrepresented minority students from around the country and invite you to learn more about how the UTP can help increase your competitive advantage when applying for PhD or MD/PhD programs.

UTP Program Overview

During the training program, students work in a research lab at the Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine under the direction of a selected research faculty mentor. UTP internship students will work on a research project and present their findings during the Health Disparities Research Symposium at the end of the training period.

Undergraduates in the program will have numerous valuable educational opportunities, including:

  • Scientific mentoring by world renowned scientists
  • Participation in scientific seminars and lectures
  • Educational enrichment activities
  • Participation in our Health Disparities Research Symposium
  • Opportunities to attend national meetings to make scientific presentations

Learn more about the program and apply online today for one of our limited spots.

Note: If you have participated in one of our programs before, please contact chdmm@llu.edu for login information.