Loyola's Medical School to Host Battle of the Beans

News Archive October 19, 2010

Loyola's Medical School to Host Battle of the Beans

Chili cook-off benefits minority medical student organization
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine will let students, faculty and staff demonstrate their culinary prowess during the 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off. The cooking competition will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the atrium of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, located on the campus of Loyola University Health System, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. Participants will be able to sample a variety of chili dishes along with beverages and dessert. Prizes will be awarded for best taste and for best presentation. The cost is $5. Proceeds will benefit the Student National Medical Association, the nation’s oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is located in a state-of-the-art educational facility on the campus of Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. The school, which provides instruction to 520 medical students, has been in the vanguard of institutions that have created new, active learning curricula to help students meet the challenges of 21st century health care. An estimated 8,000 to 9,000 students compete each year for 130 openings in the Stritch medical school's first-year class. In addition to the more than 500 students, Loyola's medical educational programs provide instruction and training to an estimated 400 residents and 100 fellows.
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