365 Days Later

Danny, First Year Medical StudentFebruary 14, 2014 – the one year anniversary of my acceptance to the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

I rifled through my closet trying to find the perfect tie. After all, it was a very special occasion. My family was in town! Once I settled on the perfect tie, I proceeded to the Centennial Complex for family day. There is something fantastic about reuniting with family in person and not over video chat. Why were they here? Let me tell you.

One of the wonderful things about Loma Linda is that they have a special day set aside for your families to get a taste of what we go through on a day-to-day basis. They experience three of our lectures (Physiology, Physical Diagnosis, and Cell Structure & Function). In addition, we get a chance to take them around campus to show them our new state of the art Simulation Center (it’s pretty amazing), Physical Diagnosis lab, and other labs around campus.

At the end of the day, our parents attend a very special Freshman Dedication Ceremony. This year, Pastor Randy Roberts shared a very special message about balance in our lives, and then we received our very own School of Medicine bibles.

All in all, it was a wonderfully fulfilling day. Why? Because it’s a wonderful reminder that at Loma Linda, we’re a part of a family that isn’t just about learning facts, we’re learning to heal in more ways that one – we’re learning how To Make Man Whole.