In-Depth Learning About the Health Professions

Apply for 2018 Summer Gateway Program

The Summer Gateway to the Health Professions 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 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 (must be 17 1/2 years or older)

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.

Application timeline:

  • Deadline for all applications is Friday, May 18, 2018

(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 or faxed to 909-558-7145

Daily Activities

See what students experience during the first 2-weeks of the program.



Phone: 909-651-5011

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