Foreign Students

All applicants must be United States citizens or hold a permanent resident visa at the time of application. Applicants who have taken all of their undergraduate course work outside the United States or Canada must complete at least one year of full-time study in an accredited American college or university before applying to Stritch.


Current Graduate Students

Applicants enrolled in a graduate program must complete that program before beginning medical school. If this is not possible, graduate students must withdraw from their graduate program or obtain a release from their department chair before their application for admissions to Stritch can be considered.


Non-Traditional Students

Applicants who have been out of school for several years are encouraged to return to full-time study before applying for admission. Their recent academic performance, combined with their undergraduate record, will help the Committee on Admissions make its decision.


Transfer Students

Medical students who wish to transfer to Stritch for their third year must be enrolled in an allopathic medical school located in the United States that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Space for transfer students depends on attrition; therefore, few, if any, spaces are available each year. Students who wish to transfer to Stritch can contact our admissions office beginning March 1 to request a special application. The deadline for submitting all materials is May 1. Applicants must take Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) under the sponsorship of their present medical school.

2012 Application Figures

AMCAS Applications Received 9,624
Completed Applications 6,210
Applicants Interviewed 548
Acceptances Offered 366



Loyola University Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine
Office of Medical School Admissions
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 216-3229

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