Non-degree programs allow you to take courses without being enrolled in a degree program. As a non-degree student, you can earn credits toward prerequisites, explore career paths, get certified for a job in the medical field, or gain hands-on research experience.

Certificate Programs

Our certificate programs provide you with a clear path to enter the medical field, often without a degree. You can complete a program and earn your certificate in six to 18 months.

Loma Linda University
View certificate programs offered by schools on the LLU campus.

San Manuel Gateway College
The San Manuel Gateway College offers entry-level job training and educational opportunities in the medical field through the following certificate programs:

Minority Research Programs

Our Office of Student Development promotes an environment that reflects and builds respect for the diversity of humanity. Our goal is to reduce the documented disparity in the number of U.S. minority students who graduate with biomedical and clinical sciences doctoral degrees. We start by developing and coordinating new academic programs to increase the number of underrepresented students graduating from our basic and medical science programs. By increasing diversity on our campus, we’re then able to continue providing high-quality education in an increasingly diverse local and global community.

Summer Research Programs

Minority Fellowship

Our Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) is an NIH-funded graduate training program that complements your educational experience as a fellow. You receive guidance publishing peer-reviewed research articles, attend seminars on health disparities, get one-on-one mentoring, and more. IMSD provides full tuition and salary support for PhD students enrolled in the Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Program.