Six-year residency programs are available. Residents in the six-year program will complete medical school as well as a one year internship comprised of general surgery and other GME accredited rotations.
1.The applicant must have a DDS or equivalent prior to entering the program.
2.Official transcripts mailed directly from each post-secondary institution from which you have received credit, including colleges and dental school.3.A minimum cumulative dental school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
4.Successful completion of the National Board Dental Examination Part I and Part II (when available). Official score report must be mailed from the ADA to Loma Linda University. Part I score must equal or exceed 86 if taken after January 1, 2007. Part I score prior to 2007 must equal or exceed 90.
5.Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have known and worked closely with you.
6.Applicants must complete an additional application through the Postdoctoral Application Support System (PASS) and be registered with the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match).
Applicants who have transcripts from non-US dental schools must submit a translated course-by-course transcript report from one of the following agencies (See International Transcript Information):
- World Education Services (WES) *
- American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)
- American Education Research Corporation (AERC)
Official Degree Certificate (for all international applicants) - Any foreign transcript (or mark sheet) that does not list on it the graduation information, including the actual degree earned, must be supported by an official degree certificate or school-verified copy of the degree certificate mailed directly from the issuing institution to Admissions Processing, Loma Linda University.
Dental License (for all international applicants) - All applicants who have received their dental school training outside of the United States or Canada must have a current dental license from their country and submit a notarized copy with their application.
In addition, an English Proficiency test score is required for all International applicants as well:
English Proficiency Exam - Regardless of nationality or citizenship, an applicant whose native language is not English or whose secondary education has been given outside the U.S. is required to pass one of the following English proficiency tests:
- TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. The institution code for Loma Linda University is 4062. TOEFL minimum scores are: 80- Internet-based test, 550 - Paper-based test, including a minimum final score of 5.0 on the TWE part (Test of Written English)
- IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. LLU minimum score is 6.5
- MELAB LLU minimum score is 77
National Board Medical Examination (NBME) - Applicants must take the National Board Medical Examination (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Exam and have their official test results reported to Loma Linda University by the application deadline. If the test has been taken more than once, all scores must be submitted. Please visit the NBME website for further information: http://www.nbme.org/students/Subject-Exams/subexams.html.
The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.
Required Program Costs
Academic Year 2023-2024
|Year of Program
|Tuition & Fees||$5,380||$5,380|
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
Other Educational Costs
Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.
NotesIndividuals admitted to the 6-year program must pay School of Medicine tuition and fees for the three years of medical school enrollment. No tuition or fees are charged for the final three years, instead, a progressive stipend is offered.
- Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
- Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
- To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.