- Ellis Beardsley ‘17
- Hometown: Warren, PA
- Major: Biochemistry/Pre-Health
The community aspect of Mount Union is what sets it apart from other schools; here at Mount Union everybody wants to succeed and see others do the same.
Pre-Medicine and Pre-Health: Hands-On Learning
Mount Union students pursuing careers in the pre-health and pre-medical professions have several exciting opportunities for hands-on learning including:
- Health Coach Program
- Pre-Health Professions Club
- Professional school mock interviews
- Research in their individual majors
- Job shadowing experiences
And, due to the University’s proximity to Alliance Community Hospital, students have shadowing and volunteer opportunities right at their fingertips.
Currently, students are able to take a one-credit “didactic” course, “Community Healthcare: From Theory to Practice.” This innovative course, led by an interdisciplinary team of health professionals, focuses on the medical, psychosocial, behavioral and economic challenges/opportunities that exist within our rapidly evolving healthcare system. The faculty includes healthcare staff from Alliance Community Hospital. Throughout the course, students observe patient interactions and progressively become familiar with the services provided by each organization or department. Observation settings include emergency room, hospice, outpatient pharmacy clinic, Visiting Nurse Association and inpatient hospital rounds.