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Preparing today to improve lives tomorrow

Studies unique to your professional interests.

Founded in science and reason, Mount Mercy's pre-medicine curriculum prepares students for the rigorous requirements of medical school admission. Mount Mercy graduates have been accepted into medical school at rates above the national average.

Students interested in pre-med typically choose between majors and minors in biology and chemistry. Double majors or combinations of a major and minor are easy to accomplish with a well-planned schedule and steady academic progress.

I am not sure I would have gone on to medical school if I had gone to a large school for undergrad. Mount Mercy helped me realize that medicine was the career field I wanted to pursue.

Internships and experience

Gain experience through community collaboration.

Students accrue valuable patient-contact hours through clinical experiences such as working as a phlebotomist or through volunteering at the Community Free Health Clinic. Students also have the opportunity to shadow local physicians.

Student research guided by award-winning faculty helps students hone their critical thinking skills—the same skills essential for success in all professional programs. Our faculty take pride in supporting students in their academic growth, helping prepare application materials and coaching students in studying for professional placement exams.

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What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

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We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

Careers in pre-medicine

A solid foundation to grow a career upon.

Mount Mercy graduates have been accepted into medical school at rates above the national average. Our students have been admitted to several medical schools including:

  • University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • AT Still University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine