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Undergraduate Program

Aaron Lacy '14

Biology

Pre-Medicine Program

Preparing for his Future

While unsure of his future when he came to Mount Mercy, supportive faculty and the drive to make people’s lives better helped Aaron Lacy ’14 find his path in life.

After completing his MD at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Lacy was accepted into the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Starting small

"I learned that really wasn’t for me either, so then through further exploration I decided on medicine as my career."

When he came to Mount Mercy, Lacy’s original goal was to be a physical therapist. Mount Mercy’s career services connected him with a job shadow, and he quickly realized physical therapy was not what he wanted to do. Lacy then decided to pursue hands-on research opportunities at the university. After assisting faculty with research projects for two years, he ultimately choose to focus on a career in medicine.

“Since I got to know my professors really well here, I was able to research for two years—during the summers after my freshman and sophomore years—but I learned that really wasn’t for me either, so then through further exploration I decided on medicine as my career," said Lacy.

Preparing for med school

To get into medical school, a student must undergo years of preparation. With his well-rounded academic resume and involvement at Mount Mercy, Lacy was able to beat out thousands of applicants for a position at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

"You really have to make sure you can stand out, so I did everything you need to do to get in that were readily available to me here," said Lacy.

 

You really have to make sure you can stand out, so I did everything you need to do to get in that were readily available to me here.

Aaron Lacy '14
Biology, Pre-Medicine Program

During Lacy’s four years on campus, he was a midfielder for men’s soccer and a member of men’s track. He was an active leader in the Student Government Association and served as president during the 2013-2014 academic year. Aaron was also a student ambassador and member of the science club, STEPS, and Emerging Leaders.

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