In-Depth Learning About the Health Professions

The Discovery program is a 2-week program for underrepresented minority high school students in the Inland Empire interested in the health careers. This event takes place on the Loma Linda University campus which 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 housing is available for students living in further areas of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.


The 2022 Discovery program will take place July 10 - to July 22nd

  • July 10: Orientation
  • July 11-15: Week one (all students)
  • July 18-22: Week two (all students)
  • July 25-28: Observations in hospital setting (must be 17 1/2 years or older)- Tentative due to Covid-19 restrictions

Application Requirements

Applicants should be currently in high school at the time of application. In addition to the completed application, students will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or clergy, a 200 word essay on the applicant's interest in the health sciences, and make a $35 non-refundable application fee.

Download Recommendation Form


Registration for Discovery 2022 is now closed. Applications for Discovery 2023 will open in February 2023. 



Address: 24945 Mound St. Loma Linda, CA. 92350

If you are a clinician, faculty member, or healthcare provider interested in working with this program and/or hosting our students for shadowing please e-mail us to learn more on how to get involved!