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Higher Education and Research

As Des Moines’ oldest continually-operating hospital, Mercy Medical Center has a long tradition of providing educational training for resident physicians, interns, nurses and other health care professionals. Mercy offers certified health care education programs through Mercy College of Health Sciences. In addition, residency programs are offered in pharmacy, family medicine, internal medicine and surgery.

Mercy Medical Center also offers research opportunities for our students, physicians and the public. Students and physicians have opportunities to work within their areas of expertise. Members of the public are invited to participate in studies offered through the Mercy Medical Center Institutional Review Board (IRB), which oversees research at Mercy.

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