Visiting Student Information

Stritch School of Medicine uses VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting student applications. To apply to our school, please complete a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. Please see the Registration Timetables below for opening registration dates for each period. For more information on VSAS, please visit

2019-20 Period DatesVisiting Student Earliest Registration Date
July 1, 2019 to July 26, 2019 March 18, 2019
July 29, 2019 to August 23, 2019 April 1, 2019
August 26, 2019 to September 20, 2019 April 15, 2019
September 30, 2019 to October 25, 2019 April 29, 2019
October 28, 2019 to November 22, 2019 May 13, 2019
November 25, 2019 to December 20, 2019 June 3, 2019
January 6, 2020 to January 31, 2020 June 17, 2019
February 3, 2020 to February 28, 2020 July 8, 2019
March 2, 2020 to March 27, 2020 July 22, 2019
March 30, 2020 to April 24, 2020 August 5, 2019
May 4, 2020 to May 29, 2020* August 19, 2019
June 1, 2020 to June 26, 2020 September 9, 2019

*Limited elective rotations available in these months.

All applications must adhere to our timetable of block period dates.

All visiting student applicants must comply with our immunization requirements, documentation of which will be reviewed by our Student Health nurse. Please note that you are required to show titer results to indicate proof of immunity. Our immunization requirements are as follows:

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine requires students to show proof of surveillance for tuberculosis infection within 12 months of their scheduled clinical rotation and proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Hepatitis B, and Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDAP vaccine). You also must include your laboratory titer results to prove your Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B immunity. Proof of annual influenza immunization required for rotations between November 1 and April 30.

All students, physicians and staff at Loyola University Medical Center are required to be vaccinated for the seasonal flu. Therefore, it is mandatory for all visiting students participating in electives at Loyola (and affiliated sites) to show proof of seasonal flu vaccination, beginning with the November elective rotations.
You will not be allowed to participate in your scheduled elective unless you are vaccinated and will be required to show proof of your seasonal flu vaccine before you will be allowed to begin your elective. Please provide the documentation of your vaccination to your elective coordinator upon arrival at your elective service.
Acceptable documentation includes a signed statement from the vaccine provider giving the date, type of vaccine, name and address of the provider, the manufacturer, lot number, and dose. If you have already had your flu vaccine this year but have misplaced your documentation of it, your elective coordinator will be able to give you a form to fill out attesting to this.

Additional Info:

For more information on our visiting student electives, please contact Rosemary Calcagno at or 708-216-3222.

Documents for visiting students who have already been accepted and will be visiting Loyola: