Applying to the Pathology Residency Program | Loyola Medicine

Applying to the Pathology Residency Program

The following statements represent the minimum criteria needed for you to be considered for residency by our Residency Training Committee. Please forward the following items to ERAS:
  1. Current CV with Personal Statement.
  2. Wallet size photograph.
  3. Official Medical School transcripts.
  4. Copy of Medical School Diploma, if awarded. Foreign medical graduates must have a medical degree from a school listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools, have fulfilled all educational requirements to practice medicine in the country where the degree was obtained, and hold a valid license for same.
  5. Dean's Letter of Recommendation.
  6. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation.
  7. USMLE Step I and II Scores (we require scores 200 or above).

All foreign medical graduates must also provide copies of:

  1. A Valid ECFMG Certificate.
  2. A Valid VISA or proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Sponsorship based on clarification by the Graduate Medical Education office). We sponsor J-1 visas only.
A valid Illinois State License is mandatory for you to begin training here at Loyola. The licensure process will begin after acceptance in the program. If you would like preliminary Information regarding the licensure procedure and requirements, it can be obtained from:
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington St.
3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
(217) 782-0458
Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Pathology Residency Training Program at Loyola University Medical Center. Any questions you may have can be directed to our Residency Coordinator, Ela Stekala

Here are some things our residents would like you to know as you consider Loyola for your Pathology training

Resident Monica Aldulescu endorses living in Oak Park, IL:

"Many of the residents who work at Loyola University Medical Center live in Oak Park which is a great village with easy access to downtown Chicago, the neighboring suburbs, and LUMC.  It's a vibrant community that is rich with history, restaurants, and shops; and being that it is only 10 miles from downtown Chicago and 2-3 miles from LUMC, it is great option for residents. Love Oak Park!"

Resident Oluwatobi "Tobi" Odetola would like you to know the following:

About the People: "Moving to the United States for residency will always be a big step especially for someone that lived at home prior to the transatlantic journey. The amazing people, residents, fellows and faculty, at Loyola Pathology have provided immense support right from orientation to this day. The warmth I felt while interviewing at the program was not a façade"

About Academics: "I have found the organ-system approach to learning Pathology in place at the program to be effective. To the receptive mind, the daily educational conferences and case sign-out sessions are very stimulating"

About the City: "I consider food to be an integral component of my work-life and I have found the food on offer in Chicago to be mind-blowing. Since I moved here, Chicago’s deep dish pizza has found a zealous convert. I also enjoy the city’s love for its sports teams.  I don’t do band wagons but Go Cubs Go!"

Resident Recep Nigdelioglu would like you to know the following:
"I am greatly thankful to be a member of the resident team at Loyola.  Even on my first day in residency after seeing all residents and faculty members pronouncing my name perfectly (which never happened in the U.S ), this gave me huge evidence about the professionalism of my program and I felt that I was totally at right place. I have learned so much in three months from very nice, kind and dedicated people at Loyola including the students, technicians, residents, fellows and faculty. There is a great supportive environment, which keeps me motivated all the time so far. Our positive and negative feedbacks are taken very seriously. What really impressed me was how our needs were met rapidly after our monthly wellness meetings, such as our new coffee machine. I hope that I can work hard not to disappoint anybody, who gave me this opportunity to become a resident at Loyola"