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Pre-matriculation

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As you prepare to begin your medical education, there are several items that you will need to complete before you arrive on campus.

You are responsible for meeting all deadlines and requirements outlined below.

Your acceptance to Stritch is contingent upon completion of all admission requirements, while maintaining the academic standing outlined in the credentials contained in your application and supplemental information. Please complete your Certiphi background check as soon as possible; reporting to schools can be delayed. Without exception, students enrolled in degree-granting programs are expected to complete their degrees prior to matriculation at Stritch. If you have any questions regarding these conditions, please email Darrell Nabers, assistant dean of Admissions and Recruitment.

Students have many opportunities to get involved in the campus and surrounding communities. As you pursue your medical education, you'll find this engagement and service both meaningful and beneficial. Along with caring for the community, Stritch understands the rigors of medical training and encourages each student to practice cura personalis (or care for the whole person), which means staying attentive to your own health and well-being.

CHECKLIST/REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

You are required to complete the information outlined below before you can begin medical school. Please note the various deadlines and check back frequently for any NEW items that need your attention.

Deadline

Documents

Where to Submit

ASAP

Complete Declaration of Intent, Technical Standards, Confirmation of Prerequisites, and Certification of Prerequisites.

https://vault.lumc.edu/admis_applicants/default.cfm
(Log in with your AMCAS ID and password.)

June 1, 2022

Order your white coat.

White Coat Order Form 2022

Please only order your White Coat at this time.
Diagnostic equipment purchasing will come later in the fall.

June 1, 2022

Order your blue name tag to be worn with your white coat.

Name Tag Order Form 2022

July 1, 2022

RSVP for the White Coat Ceremony

SSOM White Coat Ceremony RSVP

White Coat Ceremony
Saturday, July 30, 2002 at 11AM
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center


Students are allowed to bring up to 3 guests.
A brunch will be provided immediately following the ceremony.
For discounted hotel room rates, click here.
Rooms must be booked by June 29, 2022 to receive the discounted rate.
Ceremony will also be live streamed.
For questions, please email ssom-studentlife@luc.edu.

July 1, 2022

Complete the following items in the Hines Veteran Administration ID Forms:

Application (VA form 10-2850D)

Declaration of Federal Employment Application (OF306)

Trainee Access and PIV Form

Appointment Affidavit (VA Form 61) (Does NOT need to be notarized.)

I-9 Form

You do not need to complete TMS training or fingerprinting at this time.

https://vault.lumc.edu/admis_applicants/default.cfm (Available June 1, 2022)
(Log in with your AMCAS ID and password.)

Questions about these forms should be directed to Katie Butusov (katie.butusov@va.gov)

July 1, 2022

Email a color photo of yourself with a neutral background to the admissions office for your student ID. If we do not receive a picture from you, we will use the photo from your supplemental application.

Email to ssom-admissions@luc.edu

Photos should include you entire head and top of your shoulders.

Dimensions: 500 X 600 pixels
File size: 200-300 kilobytes
File format: JPG

If we do not receive a picture from you, we will use the photo from your supplemental application.

July 1, 2022

Register and complete CastleBranch forms and upload proof of immunizations/titers.

:

CastleBranch log-in:
https://portal.castlebranch.com/LG77Choose "Stritch School of Medicine," then "Class of 2026."

For questions, contact clinical-req@luc.edu.

July 1, 2022

Complete the Prematriculation and Orientation Form.

https://stritch.wufoo.com/forms/zhbadao0kqwip3/

July 1, 2022

Register as a patient in EPIC. Let them know you are an incoming student and DO NOT need to schedule an appointment but want to be registered as a patient.

1-888-LUHS-888

July 11, 2022

Register for Mental Health First Aid

Register here.

Classes are offered July 18-22, 2022.
Classes take place IN-PERSON on the SSOM campus.
Cost is $30.

July 15, 2022

Send official transcripts from any institution where you earned a degree and/or completed any prerequisites.

Transcripts must be sent directly from a school's Registrar to Stritch to be considered official.
PDF copies emailed from a student are not accepted.

We do not need transcripts from any schools where you did not earn a degree or completed any prerequisite courses.

AMCAS has any official transcripts you requested during the application process; we will need a copy for your Stritch student record.

Send to:

Melissa Wergin
Office of Medical School Admissions
Stritch School of Medicine
Bldg. 120, Room 200, Dock 8
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153

OR

ssom-admissions@luc.edu

July 15, 2022

Complete survey for our Academic Center for Excellence.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MSLQ2022

July 15, 2022

Complete the Prematriculation Registration Form with all information you have; you can update information (such as local address) during registration on the first day of orientation.

https://vault.lumc.edu/admis_applicants/default.cfm (Available June 1, 2022)

(Log in with your AMCAS ID and password.)

July 22, 2022

Complete the Health History Questionnaire, then upload to your Fitness Center Registration Form to gain access.

Health History Questionnaire

Fitness Center Registration Form

July 22, 2022

Complete Parking Form if you intend to drive to campus. This is required to receive a parking permit.

Parking Info 2022-2023

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=GeaRDSxKgEy5WY_fUY5S6JCh-y-g9qlFuCsLPIdGU1VUNEhDUFdWV1RNWlJDOURINVNYOE1LQ0hEQi4u

July 25, 2022

Complete Basic Life Support (BLS) Training

Check your LUC email for instructions to complete the online portion of your BLS training. (Available after July 15, 2022)

July 25, 2022

Complete electronic verification of CALL lab documents.

https://luc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lgUtpBvYI9wXvE

July 25, 2022

Read “Tattoos On the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” by Gregory Boyle.

Tattoos on The Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle, S.J. Free Press, 2010.

Please buy this book, read, and reflect on it prior to orientation.

Each year, Stritch selects a book that is read by all members of the entering class. The book is selected because it illustrates values and themes central to the Jesuit education that you will pursue at Stritch. At the end of orientation week, you will participate in a small group discussion led by a faculty facilitator.

As you read, note two or three of the vignettes or “parables” that move or call you. Savor these passages and reflect on them. How do they make you feel? What values or themes do you hear in these stories? Why do you think these passages speak to you? Do they have any importance for you as a physician-in-training? Be prepared to discuss the passages and share insights gathered from your reflections.

July 25, 2022

Bring proof of citizenship to Orientation:

U.S. Citizens
Current U.S. passport OR
State issued Driver’s License AND either social security card OR copy of birth certificate

Non-U.S. Citizens
Permanent Resident Visa card AND your current passport

DACA
Current employment authorization Document (EAD) AND I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

Bring to Orientation

Note: All documents must be originals; no exceptions.

August 1, 2022

Complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates Training.

You will receive an email at your luc.edu email address with instructions on how to access the course. (Available after July 25, 2022)

August 1, 2022

Change your Workday password.

You will receive an email via the email on your AMCAS application with your Workday ID and a temporary password. Click on the link in the email, login, and change your password. (Available after July 25, 2022)

August 1, 2022

Access your Loyola LOCUS account. View electronic billing, make a payment, set up direct deposit profile.

luc.edu/locus

September 15, 2022

Complete the 2022 AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) survey.

AAMC will email you a survey link. If you have any questions, contact: MSQ@aamc.org.

October 1, 2022

Decide if you want Loyola’s Student Health Insurance

  • Opt out - Provide proof of alternate coverage by submitting a waiver in LOCUS to receive an account credit.
  • Fast Track - Confirm that you want to be enrolled in Loyola’s health plan. Activating your coverage generates an electronic insurance ID card (available online within 48 hours). Coverage begins July 26, 2021.

www.luc.edu/locus
(Log in with your AMCAS ID and password.)

 

Create an account to receive your insurance card:
www.uhcsr.com/luc

 

 

JUMP RETREAT (JESUIT UNIVERSITY MINISTRY PREVIEW)

You’re invited! An enthusiastic team of M2s are ready to give you a great start to your medical education by gathering for community-building, reflection, and connection. Don't miss any of the amazing aspects of being a Stritch student. We can’t wait to share the JUMP tradition with you.

This two-day experience for incoming M1s will start on Wednesday morning, July 20 and conclude on Thursday afternoon, July 21 at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, IL, about 30 minutes from the Health Sciences Campus.

During the overnight retreat, we’ll talk about hopes & fears, expectations, and transitions, as well as Stritch values and hallmarks of our Jesuit heritage that make Stritch, Stritch! There will be opportunities for small group conversations, activities, personal reflection, a Q&A with M2s, and more.

Jump Retreat 2022

Registration will open in late May or early June; deadline is Friday, July 1, 2022. The non-refundable $30 retreat fee is due when you register; scholarships are available.

  • Spots are limited and are first-come, first-served. If spots are filled before the deadline, we will open a waiting list.
  • Please commit to participating for the entire retreat.
  • If you have circumstances in which the overnight stay would prohibit you from attending the retreat, please contact us directly to discuss alternative options for your participation.
  • All participants will need to show proof of vaccination/booster, and a negative Covid test 48 hours prior to participation.

We hope you'll consider joining this special opportunity to build connections with your class and get a sense of the Stritch spirit!

M1 IMMERSION PROGRAM

We developed this free, three-week program to provide students with enriching opportunities to adjust to the academic, social, and environmental aspects of the medical school, campus, and larger community. This program includes: a simulation of the intensity with which material is delivered in medical school, an assessment of your studying and test-taking strategies and guidance for improving them, an overview of resources to help support your overall health and well-being, a presentation on financial literacy tools and resources, and an introduction to medical school peers, leaders, and the surrounding community.

Enrollment for the pilot phase of this program is capped at 20 students. The first two weeks of the program are online; the third week requires in-person attendance. Participant expectations include a commitment of approximately 20 hours per week during June 27-July 19. Local travel and meals will be covered for all in-person sessions. All students are invited to apply to the program with preference given to those who: have a non-science undergraduate major, have been out of school for a substantial period, are changing professions, or have educational or social backgrounds that put them at a disadvantage.

Applications are due June 8 at 10 p.m. CST. Email questions to: SSOM-Immersion@luc.edu

STRITCH SNEAK PEEK

Once your official Loyola emails are generated, you will receive an email from Vera Schalansky, the Director of ACE, inviting you to participate in Sneak Peek, a curriculum preview program to facilitate your transition to Stritch. Sneak Peek will provide a preview of your first class at Stritch, Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics (MCBG), as well as introduce you to commonly-used study techniques and online student resources. Revew the site at your convenience.

REQUESTING ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS

If you need to request accommodations, please read our academic policy

THE MEDICAL STUDENT UNION

The Medical Student Union (MSU) is the student government of the medical student body. Through the MSU, students can participate in student organizations and service opportunities throughout Chicago area and participate on standing committees at Stritch. The MSU provides a voice for medical students with the faculty and administration, manages medical student issues on a local and national level, and sponsors social gatherings such as a St. Luke’s event and the Spring Formal. All medical students are welcome to participate in MSU activities. Learn more about the MSU and student groups.

NEW: STRITCH PEER M1 MENTEE SIGN-UP

The Stritch Peer Mentorship Committee pairs incoming M1s with M2s/M3s/M4s to help ease the transition into medical school. If you are interested in being paired with a student mentor, please complete this form.

CLASS FACEBOOK GROUP

Check out and connect with your class Facebook group.

LOCAL HOUSING OPTIONS

The Office of Admissions has compiled a list of housing options. The MSU Facebook page also posts updates of housing options.

MEDICAID APPLICATION PROCESS

If you are looking for alternative health care coverage, Medicaid may be an option.

Get Started

As you prepare to begin your medical education, there are several items that you will need to complete before you arrive on campus.

You are responsible for meeting all deadlines and requirements outlined below.

Your acceptance to Stritch is contingent upon completion of all admission requirements, while maintaining the academic standing outlined in the credentials contained in your application and supplemental information. Please complete your Certiphi background check as soon as possible; reporting to schools can be delayed. Without exception, students enrolled in degree-granting programs are expected to complete their degrees prior to matriculation at Stritch. If you have any questions regarding these conditions, please email Darrell Nabers, assistant dean of Admissions and Recruitment.

Students have many opportunities to get involved in the campus and surrounding communities. As you pursue your medical education, you'll find this engagement and service both meaningful and beneficial. Along with caring for the community, Stritch understands the rigors of medical training and encourages each student to practice cura personalis (or care for the whole person), which means staying attentive to your own health and well-being.