Transforming lives through education, health care, and research.


Loma Linda University—a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, health sciences institution—seeks to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ "to make man whole" by:

Educating ethical and proficient Christian health professionals and scholars through instruction, example, and the pursuit of truth.

Expanding knowledge through research in the biological, behavioral, physical, and environmental sciences; and applying this knowledge to health and disease.

Providing comprehensive, competent, and compassionate health care for the whole person through faculty members, students, and alumni.

In harmony with our heritage and global mission:

  • We encourage personal and professional growth through integrated development of the intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual dimensions of each member of the University community and those we serve.
  • We promote an environment that reflects and builds respect for the diversity of humanity as ordained by God.
  • We seek to serve a worldwide community by promoting healthful living, caring for the sick, and sharing the good news of a loving God.

To achieve our mission, we are committed to:

Our students

Our primary responsibility is the education of students who come from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, enabling them to acquire the foundation of knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, and behaviors appropriate for their chosen academic or health-care ministry. We nurture their intellectual curiosity. We facilitate their development into active, independent learners. We provide continuing educational opportunities for our alumni and professional peers. We encourage a personal Christian faith that permeates the lives of those we educate.

Our faculty, staff, and administration

We respect our faculty, staff, and administration who, through education, research, and service, create a stimulating learning environment for our students. They contribute to the development of new understandings in their chosen fields. They demonstrate both Christian values and competence in their scholarship and professions.

Our patients and others we serve

We provide humanitarian service through people, programs, and facilities. We promote healthful living and respond to the therapeutic and rehabilitative needs of people. We seek to enhance the quality of life for individuals in local, regional, national, and world communities.

Our God and our Church

We believe all persons are called to friendship with a loving God, both now and throughout eternity. We support the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by responding to the need for skilled Christian health professionals and scholars. We seek to honor God and to uphold the values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its commitment to awakening inquiry. We are drawn by love to share the good news of God, expressed through the life and gospel of Jesus Christ, and to hasten His return.

A Seventh-day Adventist health sciences institution