This catalog contains all approved undergraduate electives offered by the Stritch School of Medicine, the Loyola University Health System and Loyola affiliated hospitals. A maximum of 34 weeks of elective time are available, of which 26 weeks are required to fulfill the elective curriculum graduation requirement.

Information concerning extramural elective opportunities available through other medical schools and institutions can be obtained from several sources, including your faculty advisor, the Office of Student Affairs and from faculty members in areas of your interest. The national Extramural Elective Compendium containing information about opportunities through other medical schools is available on the AAMC's website.

The elective curriculum affords students opportunities to select the courses most suitable to their needs and interests. Courses may be selected for several different reasons or to meet any of a variety of objectives. These may include the desire:

  • to gain broader experience and knowledge in clinical medicine
  • to strengthen medical education in an area of special interest
  • to test one's interest in a possible area of specialization
  • to complete research projects or take advantage of opportunities for other special training
  • to exercise responsibility and choice of self-determination of content of medical education

For these and other reasons, including our own wish as a faculty and administration to present the diversity and excitement within medicine and medical education, we are pleased to present these selections with the hope that they will foster your education and be beneficial to you.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory policy as to students

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine admits students without regard to their race, color, age, sex, religion or national or ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs, and other activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Loyola University Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Qualified persons are not subject to discrimination on the basis of handicap or disability.

Material in this catalog has been prepared to inform enrolled students of the policies which govern their academic program in the Stritch School of Medicine. The president and officers of Loyola University Chicago reserve the right to change requirements for promotion or graduation announced in this catalog, and to change the arrangement, scheduling, credit, or content of courses, the books used, tuition, fees charged, and regulations affecting students, and reserve the right to dismiss any student at any time, and to refuse to readmit, should it be deemed to be required in the interest of the student or of the university to do so. Information regarding changes is available at the appropriate office of the Stritch School of Medicine.

Preparation coordinated by the Office of Registration and Records