Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) is committed to scholarship and the education of medical professionals and biomedical scientists. Our school, including its faculty, trainees, and staff are called to go beyond facts, experimentation, and treatment of disease to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives and treat the human spirit in an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life, and values human dignity.

We believe that thoughtful scholarly excellence, service, stewardship, and continuing reflection advance our ability to contribute high-impact research and provide the highest-quality education.

Our Catholic heritage and Jesuit traditions of ethical behavior and scholarly distinction in research and education lead to new knowledge that advances our mission, globally and in the communities we serve.

Stritch students enjoy an opportunity to personalize their own education experience in order to meet their individual professional goals. Students often personalize their education with a focus on research, public or global health and/or bioethics.

Stritch graduates are prepared for a well-rounded approach to their professional careers.  We are proud of our students and graduates who strive for excellence, in the spirit of compassion, discernment, and service.