Application Steps for LLU's Undergraduate Training Program (UTP)

Here's what you need to do to apply to Loma Linda University's Undergraduate Training Program:

Online Application

Complete and submit the UTP online application.

Personal Statement

Submit a 3,000 characters essay answering the following questions:

  • Why would you like to participate in the UTP at Loma Linda University?
  • How do you anticipate that this program will help you in your future goals as a biomedical researcher?
  • What are your future career plans?
  • What do you see yourself doing 5 and 10 years from now?
  • What do you wish to gain from this summer experience?

Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation

Submit most current college transcripts from all colleges attended and 3 letters of recommendation from professors (science, math, etc).

Mailing Address for Recommendations and Transcripts:

Summer Health Disparities Research Programs
11085 Campus Street
Office #132
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Letters of recommendation may also be sent by email to as PDF ONLY.

What Happens After You Apply

  1. Jan 1 - March 1 - Student applies online and submits requested materials
  2. March - Admissions Committee reviews student applications
  3. April - UTP program students selected. Letters of acceptance mailed, letters sent to applicants selected for wait list, letters of regret sent to those not accepted into program
  4. Mid - April/early May - Students have one week to accept program offer.  Wait list applicants are offered any open spots after this point.
  5. May - Participants selected will receive a package with the program manual and other helpful information/instructions.
  6. Mid - June - UTP program begins