Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

Division of Student Academic Services


LIVE NOW: Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee

The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (PHPAC) process guides, advises, and gets to know Loyola students and alumni better to evaluate them personally, academically, and on their professional orientation when applying to medical or dental schools. The Committee process is a means for a Committee Advisor and the entire PHPAC to assess Committee participants for their chosen health profession. The Committee cycle extends from November through the following summer.
Additional details regarding the PHPAC, including a thorough policies & procedures document, can be found on this page.
Applications are now open on the Pre-Health Applications Database through 5:00 pm CT on Monday, November 23, 2020.
*If you've previously had a LUC PHPAC Letter released and are planning to re-apply to health professional schools this year: You will go through the re-application process, which has separate policies and timelines from this Committe process.
Pre-Health Advisors will be host an information session to help applicants navigate the PHPAC process. The session will be offered on four occasions, all of which are detailed on this resource page.

ALSO LIVE: The Pre-Health Award Application

Loyola University Chicago will grant up to five awards for the 2020-2021 academic year in the amount of $2,500 each to qualifying students. These awards reduce one's financial burden and, by doing so, offer promising pre-health professional students greater opportunity to further cultivate their candidacies for health professional school. Such financial assistance may allow the selected students more freedom to engage in volunteer patient care experiences within their field of interest, defray the cost of applying and traveling to health professional schools, and assist with other activities that entail financial demands. 
For full information on eligibility, how to apply, and other details, please review the documents from the award profile.
Applications are open on the Pre-Health Applications Database through 5:00 pm CT on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Health Professional School Interview Webinar

Looking for tips, tricks, and advice on how to best prepared for your upcoming interview to health professional school? Check out this new webinar, hosted by Pre-Health Advisor Andrea Beaumont, and then schedule a mock interview on Handshake!

Virtual Drop-In Advising!

Ask a quick pre-health question during a 15-minute, virtual drop-in session. 

Virtual drop-in Pre-Health Advising is available for all current LUC students and alumni between 12:00 and 2:00 pm on Mondays through Fridays (except during University closures or unless otherwise noted). These appointments are fullfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign-up, just complete the survey form between 11:45pm and 1:45pm on the day you'd like to participate. You will receive further instructions at the email address you provide.

Students and alumni are also welcome to make an appointment with a Pre-Health Advisor.

Continuity of Services during COVID-19

Given Loyola University Chicago's recently announced policy in response to COVID-19, all in-person programming will be indefinitely suspended and replaced by online appointments. This includes in-person appointments, drop-in advising, and workshops. To help ensure the continuity of services during this time, the Pre-Health Professions Program has curated a series of resources and responses to frequently asked questions. Find more information here.