Mar 29

Spring Formal

When: March 28th @ 7:00pm -12:00am

Where: The Crystal Gardens @ Navy Pier

700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL

Cost: $35/student; $45/faculty & staff, $400/table

Buy tickets here:

There will be a DJ, dancing, photo booth, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dinner wine pour, desserts, and a cash bar open all evening!

12:00 pm12:00

Annual Taste of Loyola

The Annual TASTE OF LOYOLA co-sponsored by the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) will be held on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 12pm in the Atrium. For those who are unfamiliar with the Taste, this is an event set up similar to the Taste of Chicago. We will have a variety of different cultural foods that you can buy a "taste" of or a full portion of the dish.

5:15 pm17:15

M1/M2 Basketball Game

  • Pizza in the cafeteria before game at 5:15 PM
  • 6:15 - M1 Kill Squad Alpha vs. M2 Panda Warriors in the gym
  • Followed by post-game party at Goldyburgers, 7316 Circle Ave. with a concert by the M2 Band
Mar 21

Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Class Officers

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Social Chair (x2)
  • MSU Representative (x2)
  • Alumni Relations Liasons (x2) (M4s only). The alumni relations liasons are responsible for deciding on an appropriate gift upon graduation. They are also responsible for working along with the current Alumni Association and class president to promote giving beyond graduation. The idea is that this position will be for “life.”

You have the option to run for Social Chair + another position. This is the only situation in which you can hold two positions at the same time.

Please submit the following to Elizabeth Billquist via e-mail: or via her mailbox Curie 75: by FRIDAY, MARCH 21st at 5:00pm:

  • Election Platform sheet
  • A ballot statement to be displayed on the ballots your class will receive on election day
  • An optional 8.5" x 11" poster.
11:45 am11:45

Psychiatry Panel

The MIND (Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders) group will be hosting a Psychiatry panel on Wednesday March 5th, from 11:45 to 12:45 in Room 460. Dr. Rao (Chairman of the Psychiatry Department) and three other psychiatrists of different sub-specialties will be telling us about practicing Psychiatry today and what rotations and residency can be like. Lunch will be provided (place pending). Please sign up on this Google doc so we know how much food to bring.


12:00 pm12:00

Breast Cancer Outcome Disparities in African American Women

The Oncology Interest Group and the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) will be hosting Dr. Patricia Robinson, a Loyola Hematologist/Oncologist, to speak on the epidemiology of breast cancer and outcome disparities in African American women. This is bound to be a great talk and will provide some interesting insight.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 2/25 from 12:00-1:00 PM in room 360. Baked goods will be provided.

Feb 28

Accepting Applications for the 2014-2015 MSU Board


  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Please submit the following to Mitch Day via e-mail: or via his mailbox Osler 637: by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th at 5:00pm:

  • Election Platform sheet
  • A ballot statement to be displayed on the ballot the school will receive on election day
  • An optional 8.5" x 11" poster.
5:30 pm17:30

Medical Marijuana Panel

Dr. Matthew McCoyd, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, will first be giving an introduction to the topic of medical marijuana, what the laws currently state, and some brief pros/cons at 5:30 PM. The panel will formally start at 6:00 PM.


   - Dr. Christopher Holden, Psychiatry

   - Dr. Matthew Flood, Ophthalmology 

   - Dr. Cheryl Czerlanis, Oncology

   - Dr. Kayhan Parsi, Bioethics

   - Tammy Jacobi, founder of 'Good Intentions', Chicago's first medical marijuana clinic. 


If you have any specific questions you would like to hear answered by our panelists, please submit them here:  Question survey. 

- *Dinner will be served.

- *Grand Rounds Credit.

- *The event will be recorded.

5:00 pm17:00

Interprofessional Mixer

SCIPEC (Student Committee on Interprofessioanl Education and Collaboration) would like to invite you to enjoy appetizers and drinks at an Interprofessional Mixer on Thursday, February 6th from 5-6pm in the SSOM cafeteria. This is a great opportunity to get to know students and faculty in the various schools of the health sciences division and will include a brief discussion about some of the interprofessional happenings at Loyola.

12:00 pm12:00

DREAMer Act informational session w/ lunch, CCGH credit, and Grand Rounds Credit

Stritch OSR reps be hosting a informational session about Loyola's new admission's policy that allows undocumented immigrants, specifically DREAMers who are eligible for DACA status to apply.  

Speakers include: 

Mark Kuczewski, PhD,

Adrian Jones, JD,

Viviana Martinez, M.Ed.


SSOM Room 360. *Lunch provided. *CCGH Topics credit. *Ethics Grand Rounds Credit.

7:30 pm19:30


This Saturday the M2 and M3 classes are hosting their TGIF (or should I say TGIS?) party at Slainte Irish Pub at 7505 Madison St in Forest Park! Come out for a build-your-own sliders bar, mac n' cheese and cheese fries from Scratch Kitchen starting at 7:30 pm. There will also be a tab for drink specials open from 7:30 pm until the money runs out, so get there early! The DJ will begin playing at 10 pm. $2.50 domestics and $4.00 well drinks until 11:00 pm. All classes welcome. Hope to see you there!

12:30 pm12:30

Sisters in Medicine Event

 Ministry is hosting a "Sisters in Medicine" power hour on Thursday, Jan. 9th at 12:30 pm in the Gathering Room, SSOM Rm. 250. Join Dean Brubaker and 6 other female physicians from a variety of specialties for an inspirational conversation about their vocational journey and practice of medicine. Other fantastic femmes on the panel:

  • Dr. Katrina Wright (Nephrologist)
  • Dr. Monet Laguerre (ObGyn)
  • Dr. Rochella Ostrowski (Rheumatologist)
  • Dr. Khalilah Gates (Pulmonary Critical Care)
  • Dr. Tracy Boykin (Emergency MedicineInt'l first responder)
  • Dr. Vietta Johnson (Orthopaedic Surgeon)

You MUST RSVP for this event. Please sign up on Ministry's door, SSOM Rm. 250.

Lunch will be provided by Ministry.