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St. Ignatius on the Health Sciences campus


Developing compassionate physicians and scientists

A unique, supportive school community

Stritch is one of four medical schools in the United States rooted in Jesuit, Catholic values. While we welcome students of all faiths, Jesuit values are central to our curriculum, how faculty teach, how students learn, and how together we build community. Stritch faculty – clinicians, scientists, researchers, and ethicists – along with students and staff, live the School's mission:

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (Stritch) is committed to scholarship and the education of medical professionals and biomedical scientists. Our faculty, trainees, students, and staff, are called to go beyond facts, experimentation, and treatment of disease to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives and treat the human spirit in an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life, and values human dignity.

Thoughtful, scholarly excellence, service, stewardship, and continuing reflection further strengthen our ability to contribute high impact research and provide a superior education.

Stritch students enjoy opportunities to personalize their educational experience to meet their specific professional goals with a focus on research, public or global health and/or Bioethics. Loyola's dual-degree programs – combining an MD with a Master of Public Health, MBA, PhD, or other degrees – provide students with multiple options.

Graduates are prepared for a well-rounded approach to their professional careers. We are proud of our students and graduates who strive for excellence, in the spirit of compassion, discernment, and service.