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

2018 - 19 Period DatesVisiting Student Earliest Registration Date
July 2, 2018 to July 27, 2018 March 19, 2018
July 30, 2018 to August 24, 2018 April 2, 2018
August 27, 2018 to September 21, 2018 April 16, 2018
October 1, 2018 to October 26, 2018 April 30, 2018
October 29, 2018 to November 21, 2018 May 14, 2018
November 26, 2018 to December 21, 2018 June 4, 2018
January 2, 2019 to January 25, 2019 June 18, 2018
January 28, 2019 to February 22, 2019 July 9, 2018
February 25, 2019 to March 22, 2019 July 23, 2018
April 1, 2019 to April 26, 2019 August 6, 2018

April 29, 2019 to May 24, 2019

August 20, 2018

 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: