John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

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Medical school admission is competitive.

For students like Patrick Vecellio ’16, that challenge was easier to face because of the immersive John Carroll University Pre-health experience. As a Pre-health student, Patrick had access to a team who helped him map out course selections, understand his career path options, gain relevant experience, and apply to medical school. While his friends at larger state schools were struggling to find faculty, Patrick had a personal team assembled for him through our Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC). 

Your health career starts now
John Carroll’s location in the heart of an important health care hub will provide you with access to internships, research, and alumni connections needed to guide your career. Cleveland is home to three major hospital systems, including the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Our special partnership with the Clinic allows many of our students to intern each year in areas such as medical and scientific research, autism care, health care information technology, and more. Additionally, we’ll help you leverage our extensive alumni network, offering opportunities to spend time with dedicated professionals by shadowing and doing research to gain valuable insight. 

Educating the whole person
Medical professionals trained in the liberal arts have advantages over others with only technical training, including the ability to communicate effectively. Our mission is designed to educate you as a whole person—in mind, body, and spirit. We’ll teach you foundational skills, technological literacy, data analysis, and written and oral expression then show you how these skills can be directly used in your future medical career.  

“My service experiences, including a 10-day medical immersion trip to Honduras, provided me with an opportunity to engage with the world while developing a compassionate approach to truly help others,” Patrick says. “In a way, this was more beneficial than any textbook.”


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Ranked the #1 school for "Best Undergraduate Teaching in the Midwest" | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked the #2 university in the Midwest | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked among the top 10 schools in the Midwest for 31 consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #7 among "Best Value Schools" in the Midwest | U.S. News & World Report

Your Seat in Medical School Is Waiting 

• Our early acceptance program with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine reserves up to 10 seats for JCU students from Ohio in OU-HCOM’s Medical School each year.

• Our early acceptance program with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine reserves up to 20 seats for JCU students in LECOM’s Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy Schools each year.

• Students can earn an accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy degree through our 3+4 program with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “By attending JCU, I’ve had the opportunity to continue my research internship at the Cleveland Clinic. I conducted research on pediatric obesity alongside my mentor and the staff of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and the BeWell Kids Clinic.”

    • Leanne Tang ’19
      Strategy and Project Management Fellow, SENT
  • “My mentors at JCU helped me discover a self-awareness that I consider the greatest product of my time there. I draw from it every day in medical school, and it’ll continue to guide me through the rest of my career.”

    • Alena Neton ’07
      Doctor of Medicine
  • “JCU’s early acceptance program secured my spot in med school.”

    • Hannah Todorowski ’16
      Resident Doctor, Allegheny Health Network