- Austin Raper ’13
- Hometown: Uniontown, Ohio
- Major: Biochemistry
I chose to attend Mount Union because I believed, and still do, that Mount Union would go the furthest in helping me achieve my goals.
Pre-Medicine and Pre-Health Careers
With the increasing demand for health-related services, there has never been a better time to consider a career as a health professional. As our healthcare system increases in complexity, there is a need for caring competent individuals in many areas of expertise. The pre-medical and pre-health professions program at Mount Union can help you to prepare for a career in healthcare. Our students have gone on into professional programs which include:
- Physician assistant
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Chiropractic medicine
Students planning to enter today’s high-tech fields in healthcare require advanced, specialized degrees. Mount Union offers a program to prepare students for the rigors of professional school and to guide students through the highly competitive application process. This academic and extracurricular program provides students with a firm foundational knowledge of science required by professional schools while also offering opportunities to explore health fields. You’ll be prepared, no matter what your next step may be, as our track record shows. At Mount Union over the last 10-15 years or more, 80+ % of our graduating seniors who apply to health professional schools are accepted in the year of their graduation. This percentage is the same for medical schools specifically. Of course, this is not the same as the acceptance percentage of the freshmen who came to Mount Union as "pre-meds" four years earlier. We believe we have our excellent record because of our rigorous program, our conscientious advising and our reputation among the various health professions schools. Having said this, however, it is also the case that you will not get into any health professional school because you attend Mount Union (or any other school for that matter). You will get in or not depending on how you interact with our curriculum, the opportunities we offer and the admissions profile you generate during your undergraduate years here. If you attend Mount Union, you will find that we will provide what you need to reach your goal.