Medical Students
Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Medicine welcomes elective applications from senior medical students in good standing enrolled at AAMC Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited institutions. Students in their senior year at osteopathic schools of medicine accredited by the Committee on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association are also invited to apply.

Please note that LLU is unable to accept applications or make elective placements for students enrolled in foreign medical schools.

Course #: ANES 891
Course Description: Student to work with resident and attending physicians in anesthesiology, participating in anesthesia for general surgical procedures as well as specialty procedures
Duration: 2-4 weeks (availability varies)
Locations: LLUMC, East Campus, VA Hospital

All applications from students in LCME-accredited medical schools and COCA-accredited osteopathic schools of medicine must be submitted through the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Paper applications and email requests will not be accepted.

Availability of rotations cannot be confirmed by telephone. Students are instructed not to call or email individual departments or faculty. ALL elective requests must be scheduled through VSAS.

  • Inquiries will not be responded to nor processed before May 1, 2015. Please do not submit applications through VSAS prior to May 1, 2015.
  • Students will be notified by the visiting student coordinator through VSAS within 4 weeks if space is available.
  • Placement in a rotation will not be finalized until all required documents and a $50.00 processing fee are received.

Incomplete applications will not be processed. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the visiting student coordinator at externships@llu.edu after May 1, 2015.

LLU requires a criminal background check on all visiting students. If your application is accepted and you have not had a criminal background check completed in the past two years, you will be provided with the necessary information to obtain a background check specific to LLU. Students will not be allowed to begin a rotation until the criminal background check has been completed and verified. Students from COCA-accredited schools must have received a COMLEX score of 500 or greater, or a USMLE Step 1 score of 210 or greater.

All applications must be received at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the requested rotation. No application will be considered if received less than 7 days prior to the requested start date. A non-refundable $50.00 processing fee in the form of cashier’s check or money order must be received at least 7 days prior to the start of the requested rotation.

All information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.