Quick Facts

million people worldwide in need of O&P services
of O&P needs are met on average
million people worldwide lack basic healthcare

Loma Linda University’s mission to further the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ is a central pillar to all that we do; and in the Department of Orthotics & Prosthetics, this is no exception.

Outreach embraces the prospect to create long term O&P opportunities in developing nations in the forms of clinics, schools, and educational exchanges. While Service Learning capitalizes on the reciprocity aspect where students serve alongside international partner organizations through clinical care and educational exchanges; both partners learn from one another and cooperate to meet the others respective needs. Students are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours outreach and service learning over the course of the program and are encouraged to engage in a diverse array of activities.

  • International Opportunities: Ethiopia (yearly), Guatemala (yearly), Mexico (bi-monthly)
  • National Opportunities: Wounded Warrior Project (yearly, monthly, various location)
  • Local Long-Term Opportunities: Norco College collaboration, Indian Springs High School collaboration, Crosswalk Clinic, Cornerstone Clinic, San Bernardino/Riverside Clinic, United Feet Ministry, and others
  • Local Short-Term Opportunities: O&P marketing, PossAbilities, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Angel City Games, St. Mary’s Junior High School, and others