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875 Future Health Care Providers from 5 Area Colleges Collaborate

The 2nd Annual Learning With, From and About Each Other Student Interprofessional Education Day, hosted by the Des Moines Area Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPE), focused on learning more about professionals’ roles and responsibilities in the health care setting.

Driven by a Desire to Make a Difference ... Wherever She Might Travel

Kate PaceWhen both your parents are foreign language teachers, it’s not too hard to catch the travel bug. That’s exactly what happened to Kate Pace, whose parents both taught foreign language in central Iowa schools. By accompanying them on their trips with students, first as a student and then as a chaperone, she has been able to see a large part of the world.

Learn Proven Budgeting Strategies for Mercy Students

Most of us have heard the phrase, “mo’ money, mo’ problems.” But that doesn’t always have to be the case! 


Join us on One Sister’s Journey into the Jungle

When Sr. Karen Schneider decided to join religious life, she thought she was giving up her dream of becoming a doctor ...Who knew that a religious sister could also be a physician?

When Sr. Karen told her mother that she was going to medical school, even her mother asked, “Oh, so you are leaving the nuns?” While in medical school, an experience in the jungle of Guyana, South America, completely changed Sr. Karen’s career path in medicine. Since that initial experience, over twenty years ago, she has taken part in at least one international, medical missions trip every year.