Charles Hemenway, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Ronald McDonald House Charities Endowed Professor in Pediatric Oncology
Welcome to the Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) MD/PhD Program website. The Loyola MD/PhD program incorporates superb medical and graduate education with high impact scientific research in both translational and basic science disciplines. Our integrated educational program is designed to be individualized and tailored to meet the professional goals of each student. In addition to the scholarly development of compassionate and highly proficient clinical skills and research accomplishments, students are encouraged in their exploration of community service opportunities and perspectives on global health. Positioned at the nexus of scientific research and clinical education at SSOM, the MD/PhD program integrates creative approaches to multidisciplinary graduate and medical training while promoting a strong academic and social community. Graduates of the combined MD/PhD program are well-positioned to become leaders in their chosen academic medical and research specialties.
The following pages and downloadable brochure describe our MD/PhD program in greater detail and provide information regarding admission to the Stritch School of Medicine, as well as requirements for matriculation into the MD/PhD program. You will find links to the SSOM medical and graduate schools, including academic timelines, descriptions of both clinical and basic science research departments on the Maywood campus, as well as links to the research programs of our faculty and students. We encourage you to explore these resources and if you would like additional information please contact our program administrator or the SSOM admissions office.