MAMS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF FALL 2022!
Applicants who are a good fit for the MA in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program will already be good candidates for admission to medical school, but need to strengthen their academic preparation. This means that all medical school prerequisites must have been completed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have completed at least the equivalent of an undergraduate minor in one of the natural sciences.
***For the 2021/2022 Application cycle Loyola University Chicago is offering a Returning Ramblers Scholarship. Any Loyola graduate who completed a bachelor's degree within the last decade is eligible for a 25% scholarship on tuition. Please visit Returning Rambler: Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management: Loyola University Chicago (luc.edu) for more information.
MAMS Admissions Requirements
Given the rigorous nature of our graduate Biology and Chemistry course work students are strongly encouraged to have additional Biochemistry, Anatomy, Genetics, Cell Biology and/or Physiology courses as preparation for our program. One year of college level mathematics is required, the most competitive students have completed mathematics through Calculus. Each student’s individual record of academic achievement, clinical preparation, and self assessment will be evaluated by graduate faculty members, and weakness in one or a few areas of preparation will not preclude a positive admissions decision. Please maintain close contact with Graduate Professional Enrollment Management firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that your application is complete and ready for review.
All applications will be reviewed until the class is full or until August 19, 2022-whichever comes first. Applications will not be reviewed after . Applicants accepted to the program on or before April 15th must enroll by June 15th, 2022. Applicants accepted to the program after April 15th must enroll by July 1, 2022. Please know that we fill our class on a rolling basis. Therefore, we strongly encourage prospective students to complete their applications and enroll as soon as possible. We know many students on medical school waiting lists wish to delay their application and enrollment for as long as possible. However, all outstanding applications are canceled when the class fills. Only admitted applicants who enroll are ensured a seat in the program.
Minimum Application Requirements
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on all Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate or Graduate study. Applications with cumulative GPAs below the minimum will not be reviewed and exceptions will not be made.
Minimum score 500 in confidence bands.
Scores must be in the 75% in Verbal Reasoning and at least 50% in Quantitative Reasoning rankings.
Scores must be at the 50% percentile or above in all four subject groups.
Note: If you have taken the MCAT and the GRE exams, both scores must be submitted with your MAMS application. Students who have applied to medical school must submit an officially processed and accepted copy of their most recently completed AMCAS, TMDSAS, or AACOMAS application. This copy can be sent in PDF or paper format to the Graduate School via email at email@example.com. It does not have to be directly transmitted from the application service.
Pre-requisite Courses: All medical school pre-requisite courses must be completed by the time the student enters MAMS (one year of biology, one year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physics and one year of mathematics, preferably calculus).
|MAMS Application||Application to the Graduate School of Loyola University Chicago|
|Official MCAT &/or GRE Score(s)||
MCAT: Minimum score of 500 (within confidence bands). MCAT scores cannot be more than three years old.
Click here to release MCAT score(s).
GRE: Scores must be in the 75% in Verbal Reasoning and at least 50% in Quantitative Reasoning rankings.
|Official Transcript(s)||Official Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended|
|Officially Processed AMCAS, TMDSAS, or AACOMAS (only for students who have applied to medical school)||Students who have applied to medical school must submit an officially processed and accepted copy of their most recently completed AMCAS, TMDSAS, or AACOMAS application. This copy can be sent in PDF or paper format to the Graduate School via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It does not have to be directly transmitted from the application service.
An “in progress” or unofficial application may be sent by students who are first time applicants to medical school who have not yet completed an application cycle, if AACOM, AAMC, or TMDSAS has not yet completed review of the application.
|Expanded Resume||Students should provide a detailed account of their extracurricular experiences. Discuss any clinical, employment, teaching, leadership and research experiences along with a brief description of what was learned from each experience.|
& Statement of Purpose/Medical School Application History
Students are required to submit a Personal Statement and a Statement of Purpose, two separate essays, onto one document. The Personal Statement is to convey the student’s motivation for becoming a physician and shares experiences that have contributed to their decision, and is typically expressed in 1.5-2 double spaced pages. The Statement of Purpose explains the student’s career goals and why they think they are a good fit for MAMS, and can be expressed in one paragraph. Please combine both the Personal Statement and the Statement of Purpose onto one document and submit along with your application in slate.
For students who have applied to medical school, an application history must be provided. This includes information on how many times the student has applied for entry into medical school and what the results were. Provide information on whether or not the student was granted any interviews or placed on waitlists.
Students may use the personal statement from their most recent completed AMCAS, TMDSAS, or AACOMAS application, if applicable.
|Two Letters of Recommendation||
Students must provide two letters of recommendation appropriate for medical school or the committee letter written by their undergraduate institution. One letter must be from a science faculty member, and the other letters may be from a professor, volunteer position, clinical coordinator, or employer.
Attention International Student Applicants: Prospective students applying the the MA in Medical Sciences program must be either be US citizens or Permanent Residents of the US in order to apply to MAMS.
Applicants are reminded that medical schools routinely conduct national background checks on conditionally accepted applicants. Admission to medical school can be rescinded if an applicant’s criminal history, military discharge status, or other records raise concerns for patient safety or physician licensure. Applicants would be well advised to self-disclose anything of this nature early.
Students who are unsure if their application is complete should contact GPEM (Graduate and Professional Enrollment Management) by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at 312.915.8950.