Students who aspire to become physicians are considered to be on the "pre-medical track." Pre-medical students are free to pursue any major field of study, but must also complete specific prerequisite courses before application to medical school.
Students need to be aware that the prerequisite coursework in the sciences is only offered by Mercer's College of Liberal Arts in Macon, GA. While pre-medical students may major in anything they like, they must be enrolled in one of Mercer's traditional undergraduate colleges or schools on the Macon campus to complete the pre-medical track.
Students should also note that competency in mathematics at or above the calculus level is required to begin the chemistry and biology sequences at Mercer University. Students planning on following the pre-medical track are therefore advised to take mathematics in high school at least through the pre-calculus level.
Mercer pre-medical students will learn all that is required to become a successful applicant by enrolling in the MercerPreHealth Canvas course and by participating the workshops and seminars hosted by the professional advisors in the Office of Academic & Advising Services and the Center for Career & Professional Development. The schedule of those events is available on the Mercer Science and Pre-Health Google Calendar>>.
Students who do not have access to the Canvas course may read through the 2017-18 Pre-Medical Track Fundamentals>> handbook.