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Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine, outside Chicago has become the first medical school in the country planning to accept undocumented students who qualify.

FOX's Garrett Tenney reports from Chicago:

Until now, undocumented students who wanted to attend medical school had to look outside the U.S. But, when President Obama created the Deferred Action Program last year for children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents, Loyola University's medical school saw it as an opportunity to expand and improve its pool of applicants. Mark Kuczewski helped draft the school's new policy:

Mark Kuczewski: "As a medical school, we're always interested in recruiting the best of the best applicants."

Loyola emphasizes that there will be no preferential status given and that its admissions process remains highly competitive. They anticipate maybe five or six dreamers to be among the 150 students accepted for fall classes next year.

Garrett Tenney, FOX News Radio.