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Loma Linda University

Loma Linda,
CA
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: January 2023
Nichol Hall Room 1605
Loma Linda,
CA
92350

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

pa@llu.edu
9095587295

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

38

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

90%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$161,320 / $161,320   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

October 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.53

Average Science GPA:   

3.47

Other GPA Requirements: 

“C minus” grades or lower are not accepted for prerequisite courses

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

2000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

A minimum of 2000 hours of direct, hands-on, paid patient care experience must be completed by August 31 prior to matriculation. Clinical patient care hours gained from student experiences, shadowing a clinician (PA, MD, DO, NP, etc.), or volunteer hours are not accepted as meeting this requirement.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

10 Years

Online Coursework Accepted:

No

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
3 pending course(s) maximum.
Loma Linda University PA Sciences will allow for three total outstanding prerequisite courses at the time of application, with a maximum of two science courses outstanding at the time of application.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
General Chemistry, one-year sequence with an on-campus laboratory component OR a sequence in Inorganic, Organic AND Biochemistry with an on-campus laboratory component
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
2 Semesters
Required
English, one-year sequence (language courses are not accepted as meeting this requirement.
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Social Sciences
1 Semester
Required
General Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
Statistics
Not Required
Other Math
1 Semester
Required
College level algebra
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations
Statistics, Medical Terminology and Conversational Spanish

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