More than ready—Loyola ready
Loyola’s vibrant pre-health community consists of more than 600 students at different stages of their journey. The pre-health program supports students’ curricular planning, graduate school preparation, and career awareness throughout their four years at Loyola and beyond, advising and serving students interested in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physician assistant career, and many other health professions. Students gain a foundation that will help them succeed in any field while they develop practical skills, have access to competitive internships, and define their track.
Loyola's Pre-health Programs prepare students for careers in health care—while providing the support, mentorship, and access to internships and real-world experience they’ll need for professional school. That's why our graduates are accepted at rates that are much higher than the national average:
• Successful Loyola applicants to medical schools (2016-2020): 88% average (national annual average is 39%)
• Successful Loyola applicants to dental schools (2016-2020): 81% average (national annual average is 41%)
We are an active force in many of Baltimore’s most underserved neighborhoods and prestigious hospitals. Service and field experiences provide the confidence and competency needed for students to engage with people from diverse backgrounds. We know that success in health care requires complex skills, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, and commitment to life-long learning.
Pre-health graduates from Loyola are highly capable—and highly sought-after—thanks to:
• Rigorous foundational courses
• Real-world experience working with patients in urban hospitals
• Opportunities for research, clinical placements, and competitive internships
• The guidance and support of dedicated professors in and out of the classroom and through your professional school application process
What's more, students develop the traits and skills necessary for effective leadership in their field, where they can make a difference in the lives of the patients and the health care providers they lead.