The International Professional Development Program provides healthcare professionals and administrators from other countries, an opportunity to increase their knowledge through the observation of advanced techniques and procedures related to their field of expertise.

Program Guidelines

  1. The program is observation only
  2. Observation is at the request of an Institution
    • Institution covers wages and other expenses while in the U.S.
    • Institution guarantees job position upon return

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Proficient in English

  2. Needs additional training and education not available in home country

  3. Training will benefit the home institution and country

  4. Appropriate educational goals and objectives during visit

  5. LLUH department and mentor are willing to accept mentee

  6. Proper U.S. country entry visa 

  7. License and credentials verified

  8. Health clearance

  9. Adequate lead time: 

  • Requests take 4-6 weeks to be processed through the Global Outreach Administrative Committee (GOAC)

  • Entire approval process from initial request to arrival in Loma Linda may take 3-9 months


In order to apply to the program, you must meet all of the above eligibility requirements and submit:

  1. Current Resume or CV
  2. Letter of Intent

Your institution must send a letter on your behalf, requesting your participation in the International Professional Development Program. Make sure the letter includes: 

  • Why you wish to visit Loma Linda University Health

  • How long you wish to be here

  • Your specific learning objectives

  • How your sponsoring institution will support you financially

Application Submission

To apply, please email a Letter of Intent and your current Resume/CV to with the heading "Initial inquiry." 

We will not respond to any emails that do not include the Letter of Intent and Resume/CV. If your application has been accepted, we will contact you within 6-8 weeks of its approval.

All mentorships must be approved by GOAC, criteria based on GOAC Guidelines.