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. Pre-medical students must familiarize themselves with the track expectations and requirements detailed in The Student Handbook for the Pre-Medical Tracks and are encouraged to obtain track-specific advising from the pre-professional advisor in the Office of Academic and Advising Services.
Students need to be aware that the prerequisite coursework in the sciences is only offered on Mercer's Macon campus; students must apply to one of Mercer's colleges or schools located in Macon, Georgia 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.