Pre-Medical Program

Senior Year

Application Duties

It is during the senior year that the student applies to medical school. The application is best completed by the first of September.

As the autumn quarter begins, you should request a recommendation from the PUC Medical Recommendations Committee. This is done by obtaining a form from the Academic Dean's Office.

Requesting an Interview with LLUSOM

During the autumn quarter you will receive an email from the PUC Academic Administration informing you to sign up for an interview with the Associate Dean for Admissions from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Once you have received the email announcement, go to the PUC office of Academic Administration and sign up for an interview.  The PUC Career Center is a helpful resource for those wishing to improve their interview skills. 

What to Do While Waiting for an Acceptance

It is important not to slack off in your classes when you have been accepted. If your grades drop significantly during your senior year, it could jeopardize your acceptance.

This is a time to complete your major and prepare for graduation. Make sure you complete all remaining classes needed to graduate. Check with the records office if you need assistance.

If you are a non-science major, you may wish to take some additional science courses to help you prepare for medical school classes. See Useful Courses.

If you are a science major, consider taking some non-science classes in areas that interest you.

Be sure to give yourself time to enjoy your classmates.