Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

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Are you interested in becoming a physician? This is not an easy decision to make, and we have provided the following resources and data to help you understand what goes into the years or preparation before medical school. The most basic place to start is understanding the different types of medical schools: MD (allopathic) and DO (osteopathic). Applicants do NOT have to decide between applying MD versus DO, but depending on their current academic data it may be more realistic or preferable to apply to more of one type of school than the other. The majority of our applicants apply to both MD and DO schools in a cycle.

To explore the differences between MD and DO programs, please view these links. 

To understand the magnitude of requirements for a medical school application, keep exploring this section!

Note: Health professional schools have various requirements. Keep in mind that these are general guides. Students must research specific schools of interest for a complete listing of requirements and meeting with a Pre-Health advisor is recommended.