Whats the deal with Loma Linda? Backdoor to med school?

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I have been told by many that Loma Linda University in CA often times will allow congregation members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church system preferential entry into the med school. For example, allowing students with much poorer academic performance entry for the sole reason of being a member of the church.

Is this possible??
 

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They have lower academic averages because they are a mission based school who recruits students that fit their mission. They care more about fit than they do about grades.

Mission ~ To continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Vision ~ Innovating excellence in Christ-centered health care.
 

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Schools can do whatever they want. I don't get what the issue is...
 

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Their LizzyM score is a 68. That's the same as Drexel but better than Albany. Higher than CN"U".

BTW, I have been told by many that U WV in WV often times will allow state residents of WV preferential entry into the med school. For example, allowing students with much poorer academic performance entry for the sole reason of being a resident of the state.

Imagine that!

I have been told by many that Loma Linda University in CA often times will allow congregation members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church system preferential entry into the med school. For example, allowing students with much poorer academic performance entry for the sole reason of being a member of the church.

Is this possible??
 
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Schools can do whatever they want. I don't get what the issue is...
Exactly.
I love these posts. Life's not a meritocracy. The people that make admissions decisions, job offers, etc. can make them based on anything they want. They don't owe the "better" candidate anything.


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@LizzyM It's the door the missionary uses to enter the church to spread the gospel. Once the gospel is received the Holy Spirit communes with both brothers and sisters in Christ to rejoice and say, "Hallelujah!"
Brings new meaning to the phrase missionary position
 

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Brings new meaning to the phrase missionary position
Ummm... what? I'm pretty sure that's literally what "missionary position" means.
 

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Well, being that they have a pretty strict code of conduct for students that would get me booted the second I stepped on campus, it's probably in their interest to accept students most likely to uphold their code of conduct. Also, they're a private university, they can admit whoever they want TBH.

How is this any different than a state school taking a 27/3.5 IS student over a 36/4.0 OOS student? God forbid a religiously-affiliated, service-driven school recruits students that fit a service-oriented, Christ-centered mission.

There is no backdoor into medical school. It's incredibly competitive wherever you apply.
 

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Do you have to make him the butt of your puns?
Figures you would make another silly wise-crack, you cheeky bastard
 

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Well, being that they have a pretty strict code of conduct for students that would get me booted the second I stepped on campus, it's probably in their interest to accept students most likely to uphold their code of conduct. Also, they're a private university, they can admit whoever they want TBH.

How is this any different than a state school taking a 27/3.5 IS student over a 36/4.0 OOS student? God forbid a religiously-affiliated, service-driven school recruits students that fit a service-oriented, Christ-centered mission.

There is no backdoor into medical school. It's incredibly competitive wherever you apply.
BTW, a past chair of the board of trustees of the AMA was a Loma Linda graduate, who didnt start med school until age 35!
 
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And I thought reddit was bad at making puns...
 
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Speaking of, does anyone know what other schools are like this in seeking Christ-centered Laborers?
 

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Speaking of, does anyone know what other schools are like this in seeking Christ-centered Laborers?
I know there's a few other religious schools, but I don't think they push their religion as hard as Loma Linda does.

EX:
University of Utah (Mormon, because everything in Utah is Mormon... jk I'm pretty sure this is just a state school)
Georgetown (Jesuit)
Loyola (Jesuit)
Creighton (Jesuit)

Hmmm those are the only MD schools I know off the top of my head.
 

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And I thought reddit was bad at making puns...
That's exactly what I thought. I could've sworn there was talk recently about Reddit being a cesspool of poor quality content, but this is textbook Reddit. I'm not saying it's bad, I just felt the Reddit community was being judged a bit harshly.
 

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I know there's a few other religious schools, but I don't think they push their religion as hard as Loma Linda does.

EX:
University of Utah (Mormon, because everything in Utah is Mormon... jk I'm pretty sure this is just a state school)
Georgetown (Jesuit)
Loyola (Jesuit)
Creighton (Jesuit)

Hmmm those are the only MD schools I know off the top of my head.
Solid, i'll start making a list of these. They have to be part of the schools i apply to. LOL at Utah XD
LUCOM, and that's it.
Dang it, It's D.O., makes sense though.
 

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LCME is not perfect either. Witness the lucre loving CN"U".

Solid, i'll start making a list of these. They have to be part of the schools i apply to. LOL at Utah XD

Dang it, It's D.O., makes sense though.
 

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Not sure what this has to do with anything, really. Carl Icahn (as in Icahn School of Medicine) has publicly endorsed Trump and donated $1,000,000 to his charity event for veterans.
 

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I am beyond confused right now with all the above messages..
 

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I am beyond confused right now with all the above messages..
oh dont worry we are just trying to make 10 funny puns but not one pun in ten did!
 

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Still confused... I'm so glad being good at understanding/making puns is not a requirement for Med Schools..
 

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The Jesuit schools (SLU, Loyola Chicago, Georgetown and Creighton) are mission driven (treating the whole person) but do not have strict codes of student/faculty conduct as Loma Linda does (Catholic vs. Seventh Day Adventist... the Jesuits leave it to your free will whether to use coffee, meat, booze and cigarettes).
 
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The Jesuit schools (SLU, Loyola Chicago, Georgetown and Creighton) are mission driven (treating the whole person) but do not have strict codes of student/faculty conduct as Loma Linda does (Catholic vs. Seventh Day Adventist... the Jesuits leave it to your free will whether to use coffee, meat, booze and cigarettes).
You can't drink coffee at Loma Linda? I would be expelled on Day 1.
 

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You can't drink coffee at Loma Linda? I would be expelled on Day 1.
No cigarettes would be nice though. I hate being assaulted with smoke.