Mission Statement


TO EDUCATE medical students and residents in the art and science of surgery.

TO RECRUIT, support and retain faculty with high academic standards, which are committed to surgical education and excellent role models to younger generations of surgeons.

TO MAINTAIN and foster a research environment that contributes to medical knowledge and stimulates innovative thinking in our residents and faculty.

TO FOSTER an educational environment in which the mission of Loma Linda University Medical Center:  “To make man whole”, is emphasized not only in the care of the patient but also by helping our residents to become excellent surgeons while they continue to cultivate their cultural, social and spiritual life.