Medical Schools in Illinois

Updated: April 3, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools located in Illinois and outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Illinois.

Illinois is a microcosm of the United States. It contains the large metropolitan area encompassing Chicago, world-class educational institutions, small industrial cities, and a large amount of agricultural productivity. It has a diverse population and abundant natural resources, such as coal and timber. Illinois's economy is diversified, with Chicago containing major financial and technology corporations. It is also a major transportation hub, given its location in the Midwest. By attending medical school in Illinois, you will be able to experience the patients, clinical settings, and clinical presentations to practice anywhere in the United States.

Medical Schools in Illinois:

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science 

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine

University of Illinois College of Medicine

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Carle Illinois College of Medicine 

Location: Champaign, IL

Course requirements

No specific course requirements 

Recommended courses

  • General/Organic Chemistry with Lab (3 semesters)
  • Biochemistry (1 semester)
  • Biology with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Physiology, Systems Biology or other advanced biology course (1 semester)
  • Physics with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Humanities/Social Science course work as defined by the undergraduate major
  • Calculus (2 semesters)
  • Statistics (1 semester)
  • Multivariable calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT score: 498

Minimum accepted GPA: N/A

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science 

Location: North Chicago, IL

Course Requirements

  • One year Introductory Biology (with lab)
  • One year Physics (with lab)
  • Two-year Chemistry sequence that includes General/Inorganic Chemistry (with lab), Organic Chemistry (with lab) and Biochemistry (lab recommended)
  • Two courses in Behavioral/Social Sciences - Psychology and Sociology courses strongly suggested

Recommended Courses

  • One course in Statistics
  • One course in Advanced Biology
  • English composition
  • Other coursework in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT score: 509

Average accepted GPA: 3.57

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

 Location: Maywood, IL

Course requirements

  • At least 8 credits in a chemistry-based discipline (organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry). 
  • At least 3 credits in organic chemistry. 
  • At least 8 credits in a biology-based discipline (physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry) 
  • At least 1 lab course in a biology-related discipline and 1 lab course in a chemistry-related discipline 
  • The remaining credits may be any combination of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, or math.

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT score: 508

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.60

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Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine 

Location: Chicago, IL

Course Requirements

  • Biology (Two Semesters, Lecture Lab)
  • Physics (Two Semesters, Lecture and Lab)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (Two Semesters, Lecture and Lab)
  • Organic Chemistry (Two Semesters, Lecture and Lab)

Recommended Courses

  • English Composition
  • Statistics
  • Biochemistry

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT score: 520

Average accepted GPA: 3.91

Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

 Location: Chicago, IL

Course requirements

No specific course requirements 

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT score: 512

Average accepted GPA: 3.58

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

 Location: Springfield, IL

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University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine 

Location: Chicago, IL

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University of Illinois College of Medicine

 Location: Chicago, IL

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