Classroom knowledge is both necessary and beneficial for a career in the medical, dental, or veterinary fields, but experience gained in local hospitals, clinics, practices, and social service agencies inspires our students to continue on the path to dental, medical or veterinary school. Our students reap both personal and professional rewards in their volunteer experiences during the program, and we require a 4-6 hour commitment per week during the fall semester for this very reason. We assist students as they research and apply to volunteer opportunities in the Los Angeles area.
Past student volunteer experiences include:
- Cedars Sinai Medical Center
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
- City of Hope
- Huntington Memorial Hospital
- Lestonnac Free Clinic
- Loma Linda University Medical Center
- Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center
- Los Angeles Free Clinic
"I lacked clinical experience coming into the program, but through the program I was able to gain that experience at Loma Linda, which gave me a better perspective of what the daily life of a doctor is like."
Jie Liu, Class of 2010
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2011-2015)