Medical Sciences (MA)
The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences program is a special master's program (SMP) that prepares students to build a compelling medical school application. MAMS is a record enhancement program and not a career changer program, and as such, all pre-medical prerequisites must be completed. Our graduate post-baccalaureate is known for the rigor and quality of our coursework leading to a master's degree. Also, we have a long-term commitment to advising our students and assisting them at every stage of the medical school application process. We are dedicated to promoting the personal and professional development of each student, facilitating their entry and assuring their future success in Medical School. We maintain a student-centered, non-competitive environment that allows each student to capitalize on their strengths as they build their medical school credentials. We are guided by the Jesuit values of “seeking knowledge in the service of humanity; preparing to live in a shared, global community; and building on the desire to always do and become more.”
In support of our mission, Loyola’s MAMS program:
- Provides students with a high-quality educational experience from dedicated faculty recruited from some of the best medical schools in the US.
- Offers substantial office hours contact with faculty.
- Provides premedical advising upon entry to the program, through post-graduation, on every aspect of a student’s medical school application. Students enjoy a full-time pre-medical advisor who works solely with MAMS students.
- Provides support for medical school applications with letters of recommendation.
- Fosters an active community in which students support each other through collaborative learning and group study.
- Facilitates access to Chicago-area hospitals and clinics with opportunities to work with underserved populations, sensitizing students to social justice issues, especially regarding the availability of medical care.
- Offers professional development seminars to familiarize students with individual medical schools, to strengthen their medical school applications, and to discuss ethical issues and social justice efforts with experts in the field.
- Values diversity in our student, professional and social communities.