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Education at Loyola

LUC Health Sciences Division

The Health Sciences Division includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago.

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) is committed to scholarship and the education of medical professionals and biomedical scientists.

Founded in 1935, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing's (MNSON) baccalaureate nursing program is the first such program in Illinois, boasting more than 5,000 alumni nationwide.

Graduate Medical Education

Advanced medical and dental training is sponsored for approximately 600 residents and fellows in programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), the American Dental Association (ADA), American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), and other non-ACGME accredited programs.

Continuing Medical Education

Both Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing offer continuing education programs for health professionals.

Stritch School of Medicine
Continuing education at Stritch is managed by the division of Continuing Medical Education (CME). The division coordinates activity development and provides physicians with information on services and upcoming conferences. The division of CME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
The nursing school offers continuing education (CE) programs twice yearly. Each Distinguished Speaker meeting provides attendees with designated CE credits.

Health Sciences Library

The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library's primary mission is to support the educational, research and clinical service functions of Loyola. Many services of the library also are available to community physicians. The library's collections total more than 190,000 volumes, including:

  • More than 130,000 bound journals
  • Approximately 2,500 current subscriptions and nearly 5,000 total subscriptions to journals, newspapers and periodicals

As a designated resource library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the American Medical Association, Loyola's researchers, students and clinicians have rapid access to the collections of other major health sciences libraries in the United States and around the world.

Library users have access to thousands of medical, dental, scientific and general print- and full-text electronic titles and databases, including:

  • An online card catalog of more than 1 million items held by the Loyola libraries
  • Electronic databases such as MEDLINE (indices/abstracts to biomedical literature with full coverage of all languages, 1966 to present); CINAHL (nursing and allied health); HEALTH (health planning and administration); CURRENT CONTENTS; BIOETHICS; and mega databases such as Primary Care Online, MD Consult, UpToDate and EBM Reviews-Best Evidence and Cochrane Reviews
  • Citations to periodical articles in social science index, humanities index and business periodicals index
  • Electronic periodical titles and online texts including Harrison's Online and Scientific American Medicine

The Learning Resources Center (LRC) collects a variety of medical media programs and assists with the selection, preview, rental and purchase of educational media and equipment. Additionally, the LRC uses videoconferencing, satellite technology and the Internet to provide for several different telemedicine applications, including Grand Rounds, intercampus meetings, courses, and CDC and Joint Commission programs.