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Preparing today to improve lives tomorrow

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 including a Psychology minor— are easy to accomplish with a well-planned schedule and steady academic progress.

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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I had the privilege to befriend and work with individuals from all around the globe—a wonderful opportunity to gain perspective on the human experience for someone who had lived in Iowa their entire life.

Aaron Lacy '14
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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

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