Welcome to the Ralph P. Leischner, Jr., MD, Department of Medical Education

The department brings together Loyola Stritch’s efforts regarding “teaching to teach and learning to learn.” We are part of the new era in academic medicine that gives the same priority to our educational mission as our research and service missions. We aim to turn out a diverse physician workforce who treat patients according to the highest standards of care, are community leaders who promote social justice in health care and society, and who have the research, advocacy, and quality improvement skills to be effective change agents. It is the mark of a Stritch alumnus to reflect upon his or her ongoing personal and professional development as her vocation unfolds.  Such a physician is usually not formed by accident but benefits from a supportive community of mission-driven educators who constantly strive to improve their abilities to serve such medical students.  The department contributes to the building of this community…Read More »