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 and send us 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 or contact VSAS at or (202) 478-9878.

Please see the Registration Timetable for the block periods of our calendar and opening registration dates for each period. All applications must adhere to our timetable of block period dates.

2017 - 18 Period DatesVisiting Student Earliest Registration Date
July 5, 2017 to July 28, 2017 March 20, 2017
July 31, 2017 to August 25, 2017 April 3, 2017
August 28, 2017 to September 22, 2017 April 17, 2017
October 2, 2017 to October 27, 2017 May 1, 2017
October 30, 2017 to November 22, 2017 May 15, 2017
November 27, 2016 to December 21, 2017 June 5, 2017
January 2, 2018 to January 26, 2018 June 19, 2017
January 29, 2018 to February 23, 2018 July 10, 2017
February 26, 2018 to March 23, 2018 July 24, 2017
April 2, 2018 to April 27, 2018 August 7, 2017

April 30, 2018 to May 11, 2018
(2-week period)

August 21, 2017

All visiting student applicants must complete our Immunization Form, which will be reviewed by our Student Health office for compliance with our immunization requirements. Please note that you are required to attach 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.

Additional Info:

  • Detailed Visiting Student Requirements & Policies [for students at US allopathic and osteopathic schools]
  • Requirements & Policies for Students at International Schools
  • Visiting Student FAQ
  • Directions and Campus Map
    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.

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: