Stritch School of Medicine
In Loyola University Health Science Campus, Chicago, Illinois
The Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago provides outstanding clinical education to its students with the opportunity to participate in research, global health, and service.
Its facilities are also used to educate multidisciplinary, collaborative health care teams in quality and safety.
Living expenses, health insurance, books, supplies, mandatory fees, and transportation average around $22,000 per year
The Financial Aid Office aim is to create a package of funding sources for students to help them meet their financial obligations at a realistic cost.
Students may seek additional loans, scholarships, and grants by visiting their local library or browsing the Web.
More than 80% of the student body receives financial assistance, usually a combination of loans and scholarships
for the 51,680 applicants who applied through AMCAS last year was 3.56 and the average MCAT score was 504.7
UGPA: 3.5 (UGPA range of 2.68-4.0); GRAD GPA: 3.8 (3.19-4.0 grad GPA range) (data from entering class of 2018)
508 (14th-99th percentile range) (data from entering class of 2018)
What it’s known for
Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Med/Peds, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngolog, Pathology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology-Diagnostic, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, and Urology
“The Department of Medicine at Stritch School of Medicine has much to offer. You will find a great appreciation for diversity in its many forms and a distinguished faculty, talented trainees, and an administration ready to mentor, challenge, support, and care for you.”
-Ravi Durvasula, MD
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a permanent resident visa, or be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application.
Bachelor’s Degree (minimum). Advanced degrees (master's or doctoral) are also considered.
If your degree was obtained outside of the US or Canada, you must take at least one year of coursework in the US or Canada prior to applying.
Applicants enrolled in advanced degree programs must expect to complete their degrees prior to matriculation.
Prerequisite course requirements include 30 total BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math) semester credits in undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate course work.
At least 8 of these 30 credits must be in a biology-based discipline (examples are physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry). No AP credits will be accepted for these.
At least 8 of these 30 credits must be in a chemistry-based discipline (examples are organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry). No AP credits will be accepted for these.
At least 3 of these 30 credits must be in organic chemistry (credits cannot overlap with other chemistry-based credits). No AP credits will be accepted for these.
At least 1 lab course in a biology-related discipline (note “course” rather than “credits” to reflect the varying ways lab courses are weighted).
At least 1 lab course in a chemistry-related discipline (note “course” rather than “credits” to reflect the varying ways lab courses are weighted).
The remaining 21 BCPM credits may be any combination of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, or math. No more than 6 AP credits will be accepted toward the remaining total credit requirement.
The AMCAS verification process will determine which courses fall into the BCPM category.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Letters of recommendations
Applicants should submit at least 3 letters, but not more than 6