The first step in applying to Stritch is to complete a standardized application, which is provided by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) beginning in early April. Students submit this application electronically to AMCAS and designate which medical schools are to receive a copy.
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
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Washington, D.C. 20001-2399
Candidates who complete the AMCAS primary application and select Stritch as an option to receive their primary will be sent the Stritch Supplemental Application. Our supplemental application includes short-answer and essay questions that allow candidates to present their personal experiences and insights. As part of the Supplemental Application, prospective students must also have letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.
Stritch accepts applications from June 1 through November 1 each year. We accept supplemental applications through mid -December. Since the school uses a rolling admissions process, however, those who submit their AMCAS application and all supporting materials in the summer and early fall will enhance their potential for being offered interviews.
First-time applicants who are unsuccessful in gaining admission to the Stritch School of Medicine may reapply. Third applications, however, are not encouraged. Stritch’s Committee on Admissions will consider these applications only if significant improvement is evident in a letter requesting permission to submit a third application.
Letters of recommendation are critical in assessing your candidacy for SSOM. We prefer to have letters from individuals who can honestly and accurately attest to your performance, character, personal qualities, and aptitudes via direct interaction and observation. View our LOR requirements here.
Completed files are reviewed to determine if the applicant is eligible for interview. Due to COVID-19, interviews will take place virtually from late August through February and allow prospective students to speak with faculty members and students. Applicants will be able to virtually tour Loyola’s facilities and participate in a student panel with current medical students who can describe the educational experience and what it’s like to attend the Stritch School of Medicine.
Earliest Date: October 15
Latest Date: Until class is filled
Orientation for new students takes place in late July and classes begin the first week of August.
Earliest Date: April 30
Latest Date: June 1
We would like to reiterate that our final decision to indicate CTE within AMCAS is June 1. If we do not receive confirmation of your CTE indication by May 31, we will notify you via email. You will have 24 hours to respond to our notice. If you do not respond, we will then withdraw your seat and offer it to another candidate.