A Tradition of Excellence
As a faculty member, you can share your first-hand experience in patient care and help prepare future generations of doctors and nurses at Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, institutions recognized for their high standards in teaching and Jesuit-based philosophies of ethics and giving back to the community. Stritch's history dates back to 1909, when the Illinois Medical School affiliated with Loyola University Chicago, followed by affiliations in 1910 with the Bennett and Reliance Medical Colleges. In 1915, the entire organization passed complete control to LUC trustees and became Loyola University Chicago School of Medicine. Two years later, LUC acquired Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery. Founded in 1935, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing's baccalaureate nursing program is the first such program in Illinois, boasting more than 7,000 alumni nationwide.
Bringing Research Discoveries from Bench to Bedside
New advancements in medicine happen every day at Loyola University Health System (LUHS), thanks to partnerships between physicians working one-on-one with patients and scientists working in our laboratories. Together, they are the driving force behind LUHS translational research‚ discoveries made in the laboratory that are translated into new treatments and solutions that can help restore patients to their active lifestyles.
More than 1,200 full- and part-time faculty members teach and conduct research at Stritch in such programs as the Burn and Shock Trauma Institute, Oncology Institute, Cardiovascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute and Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy. As a clinical researcher at HSD, you can contribute to a team recognized nationally for pioneering cancer research and treatment programs using stem-cell and bone-marrow transplantation. You also can play an integral role in research studies ranging from new vaccines for treating advanced malignant melanoma to new treatments for angina, heart attack, heart failure and heart transplantation.
Linking you with the entire LUHS network are two state-of-the-art technology systems, Epic and PACS, or Picture Archiving and Communication System. A totally integrated electronic medical record system, Epic enables any LUHS physician at any location to immediately view a patient’s history, charts and treatments. Our Epic system covers a variety of applications for inpatient and outpatient care including pharmacy, billing and executive information as well as report and analysis. A secure Web link provides referring physicians and patients protected limited access to charts.
With PACS, you can read MRI, PET, CT and X-ray images from any computer on or off campus and then store, archive and send them confidentially to other physicians throughout LUHS, for quicker diagnosis.
Serving the Underserved
What differentiates HSD and draws many new faculty members to our ranks is the desire to help the underserved, both here and abroad. Numerous opportunities exist locally, including our Maywood Clinic, our Pediatric Mobile Health Unit and a variety of outreach programs. One of the programs for which Stritch has become recognized is the International Serve Immersion (ISI) Program, in which physicians, residents and first-year Stritch students travel each summer to third-world countries, where they provide much-needed medical care while learning about international medicine and cultures.
Expand your Knowledge and Skills
We are committed to lifelong learning and professional development, sponsoring continuing medical education courses, seminars and lectures where you can sharpen your skills, advance your knowledge of the latest health-care developments and acquire expertise that ultimately can improve the quality of health care for many. Health-care professionals can pursue a variety of master’s degree programs at the Stritch School of Medicine Graduate School. For those interested in bioethics, Stritch’s Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy offers the only Master of Art degree in Bioethics program in the United States that can be completed entirely online.