Academic Experience

Our programs prepare you for a professional career in neuroscience through the acquisition of a general base of scientific knowledge, the development of logical skills, and a set of methodological tools to identify relevant scientific questions and search for their answers. You will learn to analyze scientific literature and data repositories, and to evaluate and select the relevant information from these sources. You will also learn to communicate clearly with your science colleagues and with the lay public. The ability to challenge current paradigms, and apply critical thinking to new problems will be emphasized during your time at Loyola University Chicago.

As a Loyola University Chicago graduate student, you may access more than one million volumes maintained by the six university libraries. The Health Sciences Library is a designated resource for the eight-state Greater Midwest Regional Medical Library Network and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, which link health-science libraries throughout the United States. Through this sophisticated on-line network, computerized literature searches through thousands of health science databases are available. Additionally, the Loyola Medical Library Information System provides faculty, students and staff the capability of searching full medical and health databases from personal computers in the library, their offices, or their homes. Research collaborative efforts are also ongoing with the faculty of other departments at Loyola. The strong interaction among the faculty at the Medical Center promotes and fosters a communication channel through which the students can also interact to enhance their educational growth.