A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Summer Gateway Program

In Depth Learning About the Health Professions

The Summer Gateway to the Health Professions Program is a 2-week program for minority high school students grades 10-12 in the Inland Empire, which takes place on the Loma Linda University campus. It gives high school students the opportunity to participate in an interactive learning environment, highlighting patient care and careers in Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. Daily team-building activities and a day of community service in the local community round out the two-week program. A third week of shadowing is available to select students, 17 1/2 years of age and older. Lunch and snacks are provided, and limited housing is available for students living in further areas of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.


The 2018 Summer Gateway program will take place July 8-26th.

July 8: Orientation
July 9-13: Week one (all students)
July 16-20: Week two (all students)
July 23-26: Observations in hospital setting (by invitation only and must be 17 1/2 years or older)

Application Requirements

Applicants should be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years of high school, or have just graduated from high school. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is preferred. In addition to the completed application a letter of recommendation from a teacher or clergy, an essay on the applicant's interest in the health sciences, and a $35 non-refundable application fee must be made to be considered for the limited spaces in the program. 

Application timeline: Applications for the 2018 Summer Gateway program will be accepted from February 1 through May 18, 2017. Late applications will not be considered. Deadline for all applications is Friday, May 18, 2018

Registration for the Summer Gateway Program 2018 will open on February 1, 2018.

We encourage students to apply online. 

(Due to the high volume of applicants, once you submit your application please follow up through email or phone to ensure that we received your application)

A paper application is also available for students who are not able to apply online. Applications may be scanned and emailed to LLUpipelines@llu.edu or faxed to 909-558-7145

Daily Activities

To see what students experience during the first 2-weeks of the program, watch our video below.

Gateway 2015 from Loma Linda U on Vimeo.


For more information, please email LLUpipelines@llu.edu or  call 909-651-5011.