Welcome Class of 2026! 

We look forward to having you here at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

As a first-year medical student, you are required to attend Orientation which is scheduled for July 27-29, 2022. Please bookmark this web page and visit often as we will add additional information and videos to get you prepared before you come to campus.

Watch welcome video from Dr. Tamara Thomas, dean of Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Dr. Thomas welcome video

Watch welcome video from Dr. Carolina Osorio

Dr. Osorio

Watch welcome video from Dr. Amy Hayton, Associate Dean, Physician Formation and Wellness

welcome amy hayton

Watch welcome video from Dr. Yami Bazan, Associate Dean for Student Affairs 

Dr. Bazan

Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

8:30 a.m. - Noon: Pre-Sessions  (Students must pre-register. Limited seats available.)

  • Learning Strategies 101
  • Resilience and Wellbeing 101

1:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m. Orientation Begins
Welcome:  Tamara Thomas, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine

5:30 p.m.
Alumni Welcome Picnic

Thursday, July 28, 2022

8:00 a.m. 
Welcome: Alumni Association

9:00 a.m. 
Breakout sessions and workshops

Group photo

12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Engagement Fair

2:00 p.m.
Financial Aid and Pre-matriculation Information

3:00 p.m.
Campus tour and other student activities 

5:30 p.m.
White Coat Ceremony

Friday, July 29, 2022

8:00 a.m. 
Welcome: Loma Linda University Student Services

9:30 a.m. - Noon
Academic Orientation: Tamara Shankel, MD, Senior Associate Dean, Medical Student Education

12:30 p.m.
Orientation concludes