Of the 25 Mercyhurst students applying to health professional programs this year, 21, or 84 percent, have been accepted, according to a summary issued by the Pre-Health Advising Office directed by Dr. Steven Mauro.
“This is a testament of the strengths of our training in the sciences and the intelligence of students entering Mercyhurst with an interest in pursuing careers in the health sciences,” said Mauro, who reported increases in the number of successful applicants for medical, pharmacy and physician assistant programs, among others.
Seven students have been accepted into medical school this year, representing the highest number on record at Mercyhurst for a single year. Among the schools students will attend are George Washington University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).
Seven students have gained admittance to pharmacy school, either through Mercyhurst’s accelerated program with LECOM or as traditional undergraduate seniors. Besides LECOM, schools include Duquesne University and the University at Buffalo.
Three students will enter physicians’assistant programs, the highest number ever reported in this rapidly growing field. The schools include Daemen College, Saint Francis University and Gannon University.
“This is still an early time in the notification process, so we anticipate this number to increase over the next few months,” Mauro said.