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  • Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Augusta
Individual Feedback 5 115 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 98
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.33 109

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.08 79

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.62 74

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 4
30 minutes 14
35 minutes 8
40 minutes 16
45 minutes 21
50 minutes 15
55 minutes 2
60+ minutes 33

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 113
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 113
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 32
Closed file 80

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.78 113

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"MMI with NDA" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is MMI format. All interviewees are required to sign an NDA." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does communication play a role in medicine and your interactions with others, such as students, patients, faculty, etc.?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about yourself..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about problems facing rural health care providers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had clinical experience outside of the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of healthcare reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"to discuss my clinical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"So where are you from again? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Air Force?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because of the current economic situation, many people are losing their jobs. How should healthcare change to help the jobless people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that you think will make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you are doing now (since I'm not in school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets start off with you telling me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"all questions about me- alot of regurgitation from amcas and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the EC that you spent the most time on/ got the most out of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was something difficult you had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What are your hobbies/ what do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this "C" in history." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any siblings? Do they look up to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about euthanasia or doctor-assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you strong enough in science courses to think that you will be successful here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your parents occupations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of liberal arts classes have you taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give one positive and one negative trait that you possess." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a right or privilege." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do outside job/academic work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extracirriculars, Leadership, community service activities..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe to me what makes you a good candidate for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCG? (You WILL be asked this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You will definitly get the following questions: Tell me about yourself? Why medicine? Why MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you get to this point in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time I had to deal with stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite anyone to dinner (living or dead) who would it be? (Does this asinine question have a purpose?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. Really, most of them were just about me and what I'd done during college, why I wanted to be a doctor, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about living wills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the healthcare system today and what would be a solution to any problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself/ Tell me your GPA, MCAT scores (it is closed file, so these questions inevitably come up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions follow your AMCAS application (since the interviewers know nothing about you)- very straightforward factual questions (although it varies among interviewers I hear)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel you have to offer as a prospective med student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem facing healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What haven't we talked about that you want me to be sure to present to the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from? Tell me about your parents. What do you like to do for fun. When/Where/Why/How did you decide to become a physician. Why do you want to go to MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your age (i swear...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me to tell them about myself and why I wanted to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in the past with your hands that will make you a good dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in? Will you reapply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to practice medicine? Why MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor (or, describe your attraction to medicine, what seperates medicine from all your other interests...)" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"MMI with NDA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard question about team dynamics/how to work with a challenging team member" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any experience in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in Georgia? (Trying to gauge my interest as an OOS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why we should admit you to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is you reason for becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After acknowledging a poor section of my academic record, "Is there anything you'd like to tell me about that time?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your family (wife, kids) think about the commitment you're getting into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why like you our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"to discuss about volunteer work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you working full time while in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to be a Spanish major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did your passion for medicine come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not do early decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think we are eventually going to have to move to a single-payer system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose medicine after being out of school for a few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all open file, so every question was directly related to things I wrote in my AMCAS and MCG essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point did you know you wanted to pursue medicine instead of other health fields? (I had mentioned being interested in Physical Therapy in HS, and Dentistry at the beginning of college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and where you grew up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the two things you already mentioned, what else are you most proud of in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/what do you expect from medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun and how do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make a successful physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to be come a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you do any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is MCG your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experiences. Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your leisure time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were some of favorite movies recently? (after I told him I like movies)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your MCAT and GPA (its closed file)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you spent the last 2 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers wasted a lot of time asking me about the classes I took, my GPA, my MCAT's and other stuff that was listed clearly in my AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to break the news of terminal illness to a patient, how would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your GPA/MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Comment on the state of healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other interests do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what kind of specialty you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you want to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses, One thing you are proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some experiences that you have done that indicate your sincerity to others and caring nature?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have brothers and sisters?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should MCG accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths? weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what volunteering experience, and so on" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you think you would want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The strengths/weaknesses question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know/think about healthcare policy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any very difficult experiences in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you address the committee's concerns regarding your low MCAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kidney ques from above" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you contributed to your community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/why MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over the next applicant who might have slightly better MCAT scores and a slightly better GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my connection to Georgia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"best quality/worst quality about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want acareer in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide you wanted to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in health care today ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"General things about family, growing up." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How long have you been shadowing a dentist? How many hours a week?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you'd like me to tell the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Three qualities you think a physician needs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some of the interactions that you notice between doctors and patients in a free clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"MMI with NDA" More from this Member | Report Response

""Talk to me about your clinical experiences."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me one example of a patient encounter you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of community service have you been involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get the campus assignment you wanted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the toughest thing you have gone through? what did you learn about it and how did you get through it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the mcat? (in response to a good score)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did your medical relief trips teach you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your shadowing experience like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why MD career" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your ECs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart in five sentences or less? Meaning, what should I say about you to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When I present your file I should say, "This person should be accepted because..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to take away from this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is MCG your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything else that we haven't covered that you think I should know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will find most frustrating/what will you dislike the most about practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your GPA/MCAT. (All these were asked at both interviews.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical/volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your GPA in high school and college, SAT and MCAT scores, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you consider 'home?'" More from this Member | Report Response

"(see point #2 above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any physicians in the family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see medicine changing in the coming years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and where you grew up/went to school etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten or fifteen years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you have changed anything about your path?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you do any community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Talk about your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities have you done in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your GPA and MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What others schools did you apply to? and Why did you choose your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any research / clinical experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned about the health profession from volunteering and shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurriculars were you involved in that you'd like the committee to know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you do foot massages?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What impression would you like me to take away of you from this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't remember the exact wording, but it related to India and it's culture and history. No, I'm not Indian, but it was an interesting question that led to 40 minutes of conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"So did you doctor dad convince you to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MCAT scores? GPA? Extracurriculars?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your GPA/MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of things did you do in high school? How did you choose your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical/research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCG? (They will pretty much tell you why before your interview.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why change from a career in engineering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain some of your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you showed some leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything about your application that I should explain to the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions that I can answer about being a female doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything in your record you would like to explain to me before we leave today? i.e. GPA and MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have been some of your biggest successes/failures?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you interviewed and been accepted to any other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as your strenght/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why at MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what should I (the interviewer) tell the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you want to enter medicine? Are you sure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do with your summers? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCG?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some important experineces in shaping your decision...when, how, why...both good and bad. plus, what are you most proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI with NDA" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about the ethics of physicians in third world countries (don't worry, came up naturally through discussion of my abroad experiences)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was fairly straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an interesting patient you encountered. (Referencing my shadowing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the adcom about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a right or a privileged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read the Twilight books? Lol. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A tough ethical one" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any friends here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more like a conversation than interview. There was no pressure or stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, she did not really ask mean many questions we just had a casual conversation and then it was over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not do early decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen Sicko?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you learned from your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything else that we haven't covered that you think I should know about? Probably because I honestly got to convey everything I wanted to in 45 minutes, and had to search for something else to bring up at the last minute." More from this Member | Report Response

"(After identifying compassion as one attribute of a physician I shadowed that I thought helped made him an effective physician) What is the single most compassionate action you have performed in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think African Americans where you grew up did not graduate college? (Part of a discussion on where I grew up and why AAs do not graduate college and are disproportionately incarcerated.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews started out with "Tell me about yourself." They would ask more specific questions about whatever you told them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary, although I got to talk to a researcer about GroEL and GroES which was really interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a 50 year old patient, and you found out that she had a terminal illness, but her family didn't want you to tell her, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me how many counties there are in Georgia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can I convince you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits did the physicians you shadow possess that you see in yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your heroes in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was pretty basic--no philosophical brain twisters." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest thing that has happened to you in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great ''outside the box'' question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your motivation during school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you can speak with anyone past or present, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all equal" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the most influential person in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult class you took in college? What do you do for fun? (I wasn't asked anything more interesting than that!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe any research you have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are the terms "doctor" and "physician" interchangeable? If not, what is the distinction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you've read and what are you going to read next?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose (college I attended)? (Neighboring college) has a pretty good pre-med program." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to break the news of terminal illness to a patient, how would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly interesting; the questions were pretty straightforward and expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did Frisbee get its name?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you please refrain from addressing me as Frau? Just kidding. None really stuck out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the international experiences you have had and how they impacted your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn while working in engineering on your submarine that will make you a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your father's occupation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to medical school in the state of Georgia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not many questions, mainly just conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of the status the middle class is in today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Washington and Lee? (Basically, why did I go to a private, out-of-state school vs. a state school in Georgia)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the most important things to look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are you nerds? (my wife and i are both engineers... it was in jest... uh, at least i laughed... i brought up that i was married - they can't ask you about that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"just asked to tell about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I wasn't accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like Emirl Lugazzi's cooking show?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. They were just looking to find out who I was as a person/potential physician.`" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the major problem with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How were the cultural developments of Japan and China different (don't worry, I majored in E. Asian history, which is why it came up!)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest difference between Indian politics and American politics? (Don't freak! I had done some research on Indian electoral systems, and my interviewer was Indian, so this made sense.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thougths about the war on terror?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any very difficult experiences in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel like about the current bioterrorist problems? Do you and your peers talk about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the new Matrix movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MCG interviews are a little different from a lot of schools in the sense that your interviewers take copious notes on everything you say - so it's not exactly conversational, more "businesslike." One of my interviewers asked very biographical questions - ie tell me about your family, extra curriculars, what did you do in the summer, how many times you taken the mcat, etc etc. So I felt like I was just reiterating my AMCAS application. After the interviewer finished asking questions and stopped writing, I had a chance to talk to her/him and it became a more humane conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you determine who lgets to live if you only have one kidney to give two patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite 3 people to dinner, who would you invite? " More from this Member | Report Response

"After indicating that one of my hobbies was reading, my interviewer asked me what my favorite books and authors were." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the U.S. going to war with Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were all pretty basic. Why do you want to go here, why do you want to be a doctor etc etc " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest medical breakthrough in the past 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest advancement in medical technology in the last ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Once I read your file what will surprise me the most based on what you've told me today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Just wanted get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very conversational and more probing towards my past life and experiences, rather than question answer session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a physician and not a nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did shadowing a physician give you the desire to become one just because of the respect he received and power he has? " More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very interesting, all pretty standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had two weeks to do anything, what would you do and who would you take with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose an engineering school if I was trying to get high grades to get into dental school." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics of stem-cell research, physician assisted suicide, genetic research (human genome sequencing), public health policy..." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"MMI with NDA" More from this Member | Report Response

""What makes you think you can succeed in medical school?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have 20 minutes to convince me why you should be a doctor, go." More from this Member | Report Response

"What were you doing at this time? (Referencing a period of poor performance)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None; all questions were pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT (given a bad score)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There honestly were no difficult questions. Like others have said, it was very conversational and low-stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"A complex scenario where I had to make triage or treat decisions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, it was very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been happy with your academic performance in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A tough ethical one" More from this Member | Report Response

""I don't want to talk very much. I want to know alot of information about you. Go." " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, not much in the way of specific questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because of the current economic situation, many people are losing their jobs. How should healthcare change to help the jobless people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer said, "Just throw it all out there. I wanna know about all the political stuff. Talk about the healthcare system, your stance on stem cell research, etc." I was hesistant because I didn't want to lean too far to one side, but just ended up being honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your clinical exposure to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this one class that you took. (It was an english class I took my freshman fall of college and couldn't remember any of the books that we read, or papers we wrote...a bit of a throwback)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is MCG your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone asked you to make a commercial about yourself, to essentially sell yourself, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too bad; the second interviewer did ask me what my MCAT score and grades were. Thought she was trying to drill me but it turned out okay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Always - why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your biggest weakness affect your medical school performance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me exactly what you mean when you say that medicine is a calling for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to someone who had AIDS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about yourself...I was expecting questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think prevented you from getting in to Medical School last year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a project you tried to do that failed, and then one that succeeded and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked some to state my opinion on specific medical topics in the news." More from this Member | Report Response

"(Someone else who interviewed with me had this question) If you could be a fork, spoon, or knife which would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As soon as I sat down, the interviewer looked me in the eye and said ''Why should we accept YOU?'' I know its not too difficult, it was her delivery that was a little off-putting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a demoralizing experience in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where or How do you see yourself in 10-15 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee about you? (This was more unexpected than difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, there were no difficult questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not get an interview last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you forsee managing the conflicts that inevitably occur between career and family? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of volunteer work have you done (I spent my time doing research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest shortcoming/negative trait?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Open-ended ones: Tell me about yourself? What else should I tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult time in your life and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you really want to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think so any conferences allocate so much time to discussing proffesionalism these days?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Impress me. :gasp:" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were typical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there something that I should tell the admissions committe that you want them to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having to recall a conversation regarding the future of medicine I had with a doctor that I shadowed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges have you had in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me about MCG? (make sure you have many questions, the interviewers ended up talking as much or more as me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much do you pay for health insurance? (I don't know, I don't pay the bills!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"this is closed file, so tell me about yourself, your background, motivations, gpa and mcat scores, any experience in the medical field, and so on... covering just about everything in my primary and secondary app was difficult in that i felt like i had to start talking a LOT" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked what i would do if i didnt get in" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult thing I ever had to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult ones" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the open-ended questions like tell me about yourself. Nothing difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. The usual: what are your weaknesses, what will you do with multiple acceptances, what will you do with no accpetances" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. Everything was really laid-back." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on physician-assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"None they were either just friendly or interesting, thought provoking questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically you have two interviews - one of those will be with a member of the adcom who will be presenting you, the other with a faculty member who will just write a report. My adcom interviewer was incredibly nice and I was much more relaxed during that interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What problem facing the practice of medicine today is the most difficult to resolve? How would you help to resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over a student with a better GPA and better MCAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor instaed of a nurse/physician's assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have I had interviews from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"No tough questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine & Why MCG" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really difficult at all...if I had to choose, then, "have you been exposed to individuals who are unmotivated and how did you react to this? What would you do to try to change their emotional state?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly didn't have a single difficult question. They weren't trying to ask any difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult, and in fact, I don't remember the non-committee member even asking me any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time you have been mad at someone. How did you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider your biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more of a statement - one interviewer kept on teh subject of me being a woman and how women usually quit when they have kids and I didn't know how to respond." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had no difficult questions. Not a single question was tricky or hard to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above. " More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read forum posts about MMI generally. I also read Ryan Gray's interview book." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed common MMI practice questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read here, practiced typical interview questions, did practice interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, crafted an answer about rural healthcare, SDN reviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my application, went through standard interview practice questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I just read over my primary and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched school on SDN and did a mock interview. Also looked into health policy and formed an opinion on it but that question did not come up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the SDN interview feedback and caught-up with healthcare reform policies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my own application (primary and secondary), reviewed my research on the school, made sure I went over all the materials the admissions office had sent me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my primary and second app, SDN interview feedback, and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my research, transcript, and app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my primary and secondary application. The interviewer was well prepared with all of that information, so I wasn't caught off guard by anything. Also, eat breakfast before you get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed primary/secondary app, rehearsed common questions, studied up on healthcare reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock, and practice ?'s, read applicaiton" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked to friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Secondaries, MCG website, talked to student host, checked SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read secondary, reviewed practice questions, learned more about MCG" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the healthcare reform, read up on the school, read the news, re-read my primary and secondary application, talked to current students and people who had already interviewed, and reviewed the school mission statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read AMCAS, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched possible MCG questions at studentdoctor.net. I also reviewed my science grades and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interviews and read through my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to a cousin who graduated from there" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read AMCAS, practiced questions, slept well the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed healthcare politics (thankfully!!!), reviewed my application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, learned about the school from friends attending the school, MS1 and MS2." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my published articles for review, SDN, looked over AMCAS and MCG essays, considered my answers to the token "why medicine" and "why mcg" though they were never asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, Schools website, Primary Application, Secondary Essays from ALL schools, reviewed research I was involved in, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"read mcg bulletin; look over primary and secondary apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and went over possible interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typed out responses to common questions and rehearsed saying them out loud; read interview feedback; looked up information on stem cell research, medicare/medicaid, and socialized medicine on the internet. Didn't really need any of it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my AMCAS, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had interviewed at the school last year." More from this Member | Report Response

"called a student and asked some questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoc network, reviewed my AMCAS application and MCG secondary and reviewed the MCG website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Called friends at MCG, mock interview at undergrad career office (was my first interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, a mock interview with a former member of the admissions committee, talked to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, got up to date on current events, reviewed my aplication, practiced questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to my friends & read the schools website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I tried to relax and be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read AMCAS and Secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk with first year. Read up on MCG. Be myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read amcas and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; MMEP at UAB that had an interview component; answering sample questions aloud at home; advice from friends who already matriculated or interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN feedback and mentally went over answers to what I expected to be asked. Was not asked any of those questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at feedback on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, studentdoctor.net, stayed up to date on current events, reviewed and practiced common interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did a mock interview, read the admissions information, SDN reviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, my essay, sacrificed one chicken to Jobu." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about potential questions, read MCG website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over essay, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read all the reviews on this site, had wife/parents/sister(who was on her med school's admission board) do mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read AMCAS and secondary app, re-read school literature, mission statement, addmissions bulletin, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"feedback on this site, mock interview at school, looked over amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, MCG website, spoke with friends who have already interviewed and current medical students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed application and secondaries, read up on health in the news" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, practicing by talking to myself while walking around town (holding cell phone to not appear insane)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked other undergrads, med students I know, and mock interview at career services department at my school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over this website, checked current affairs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SD.net, mock-interview with pre-med advisor, review questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, practicing with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over the mcg website. took myself on a tour of the facilities the day before" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my personal info and their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, researched current health issues; SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re read my Persoonal Statement " More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCG Web site, AMCAS, MCG Periodicals," More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, personal statement, school brochure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a little about healthcare in GA, looked over my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over app. and website." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at the school's website, looked thru their viewbook, and read my AMCAS and secondary apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a couple mock interviews and worked on my confidence. Most important thing you can do is have a PMA (Positive Mental Additude)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this and other sites, practiced answering questions to my dachsund." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to my friends who were already in medical school; went to my school's pre-health seminars on the interview; kept up with current events; got a list of the most commonly asked questions (not that they ever come up... but the usual "why do you want to be a doctor" "why do you think you would be good at this" "why do you want to come to [school]" ... these inevitably come up during conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really." More from this Member | Report Response

"read journals, talked to doctors and students, watched news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about common questions, did mock interview before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the information I'd been sent, review my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on the MCG website. Stayed over night with a freshman medical student the day before my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this websight, talked to friends who had already interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, talked to others that had interviewed there before." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the pamphlet" More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback; mock interview; practiced questions; read mcg website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading their materials for applicants, reviewing my application and essays, practicing out-loud." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over MCG bulletin. Considered ethical topics (stem cell research, socialized medicine, etc.). Prepared and rehearsed answers for 1) Why Medicine & 2) Why MCG " More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke with current students, read over my application, looked at MCG's web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, website, watched some TV" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as everyone else. Re-reading essays, this site, and knowing what my goals are and how I could best discuss them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk to students, talk to my pre-med advisor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over a few websites with dental school info like ADA, predental.com and this one to get an overview of the field." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd had six by this point. That was preparation enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over questions with one of my friends that was going also." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed typical interview questions. I made sure I knew why I wanted to practice medicine and why I wanted to go to MCG. Those are probably the two most important things to know when you go for an interview at MCG." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview with some friend while having some drinks" More from this Member | Report Response

"practice interviews, looked over possible questions, watch the news..." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything about the school and people. They are friendly, efficient, and professional. They seem committed to a fair process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone involved in the interview process was amiable and welcoming. The facilities are impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The state-of-the-art facilities and technology. The new Harrison MD Education Commons building it astounding." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers, the school, the admissions staff. The facilities are super new (paid for via a recent ~$70 million donation) and top notch. Supposedly the best in the state." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new medical school facilities. They are unparalleled." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was amazing, and the staff was really nice. I felt welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who gave the tours were very nice. They made me feel comfortable at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice and receptive everyone was. The students giving us a tour were very down to earth and nice. I was interviewed by a second year med student and it made the process a little less stressful. And Eddie the parking attendant was a really cool guy, shook my hand and told me to remember him when I get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly. The food was great. Tour guides explained everything extremely well and took time to talk with each of us." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical complex was a lot bigger and nicer than I'd anticipated. There was a lot of research going on." More from this Member | Report Response

"The food was amazing and the tour guides were informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Number of hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"How unstressful the interview was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ms. DeVaughn, the students and my interviewer all seems to love MCG. The people at MCG really care about you and want you to succeed. Lots of research opportunity. Augusta has 9 hospitals in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the proximity of the many hospitals, the friendliness of the staff, the quality of the interviewees, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's "home"-like feel and the friendliness of the staff and professors" More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredibly friendly staff, quality of interview, low stress environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was very accomodating. Committee seemed genuinely sincere in their interest in you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The call that I received the day before the interview to make sure that everything was ok and that I knew where to park." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very laid back and stress-free. The children's hospital was amazing and very creative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT food for lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I interacted with was amazingly nice. The interview was very conversational. Also, Augusta was much better than I expected, and tuition for a GA resident is much lower than most medical schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY low stress. All the personnel were super friendly, polite, and showed that they really care about the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCG Children's center, standardized pt program, happy students, good usmle pass rate, really cheap housing, 9 area hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"The community feel of the whole campus. They really care about their students and they seek to establish a very supportive environment that encourages collaboration instead of competition. " More from this Member | Report Response

"children's hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Children's Hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed friendly and willing to help. Overall had a good experience at MCG. No class ranking and there is a support system set to help all students succeed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, faculty, and administration seemed truly happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's culture and talking to students - they all love it there apparently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strong committment to turning out quality, compassionate physicians. Focus on rural primary healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"the amiableness of my interviewers, the friendly students, the fact that none of the students we spent time with were ad-com members" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kindness of staff and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was so nice that I was not that nervous at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Super warm and friendly faculty and students. Felt homey in a lot of ways, possibly one of the most laid-back schools around." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and the admissions staff in general were incredibly friendly and accomodating. I thought it was a nice touch that we came back and had a catered lunch with the dean and the director of admissions in the conference room rather than being ushered off to the cafeteria. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The children's hospital, friendliness of staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything!! The admissions staff, students and faculty were all extremely friendly and helpful. I actually enjoyed the day. The tour with students was great! The students seem to be very happy The Children's Medical Center is amazing. Very nice new Cancer Research Center on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the staff, interviewers and students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student overnight hosting program made everything more relaxed and provided excellent insight into the lifestyle of MCG students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The openess of the interviewers. Class schedule, lecture is only from 8a.m. - 12a.m." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and enthusiastic. Interviews were very relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The family atmosphere given from the staff, faculty, and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"They made us very comfortable and gave us every opportunity to ask questions which they answered thoroughly. I liked that there is not competition between the students (class rankings are confidential to students) and that MCG has an excellent reputation for producing high quality clinicians. They do not weed-out, but work to help all 190 students to finish in four years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Largest school in Georgia. Great reputation for producing excellent clinicians. Awesome match statistics. Many resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were surprisingly nice and the hospitals seemed relatively new with talking elevators." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were obviously interested in participating actively to help their students learn. The facilities are improving and the option of doing third and fourth year rotations at various sites around the state provides a neat opportunity. Also, Augusta has more to offer than one might think." More from this Member | Report Response

"The conversational tone of the interview and the family-orientated atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of facilities, large diverse class. Friendly atmosphere from students and most of the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"The children's medical center, the enthusiasm of the students and the faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"They're building and expanding their facilities. Also, there is a great emphasis on training to be a good clinician, not just theory-work." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were so amazing! They both took a little time to warm up, but eventually, the interview became very conversational and relaxed. I could see that as a student here, I would have professors who welcomed student visits and just chatting. One of my interviewers went as far as explaining to me his research and showing me his lab. The students I met were all nice and fun to talk to. Also, I actually liked the city of Augusta. Downtown has some very beautiful buildings and feels very historic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Engaging students. To a T, everyone said, "The students are awesome but Augusta sucks."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I encountered seemed to be making a very special effort to make all the interviewees feel comfortable. I didn't expect this in an interview day at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and students expressed their awareness that MCG is not as highly ranked as some other regional schools, yet they were still very enthusiastic about MCG for clinical education. Augusta now doesn't seem as discouraging as before the interview. They also have a student hosting program, which means interviewees can stay the night with a student the night before the interview. It's very helpful and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The genuine enthusiasm the guides had for MCG, and the relaxed nature of the interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The length to which the staff went to make us feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly the staff was" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff...Southern hospitality. The gym and facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"the willingness of faculty to help you in any way, workout facilities and the impressive childrens center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Children's hospital, friendliness of staff and students, gym with flat screen TV for each workout machine" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospitality of the staff, students, and interviewers. The facility itself was very nice too." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and laid back everyone was. They just wanted to talk to you and make sure you were a good communicator." More from this Member | Report Response

"people were very friendly " More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living is very low, people seem nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Residency match rate (a good question to bring up during the interview), and the children's hospital (an extremly good facility)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who gave us the tour...I thought they were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty good match rates (clain 80% match with top 3 and 50% are in "competitive" residencies). they had a list of the current match list, which showed a good diversity of locations and specialties. also, opportunity to do clinical rotations all over georgia (on a lottery system between students)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the administrators, happiness of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very relaxed atmosphere. The faculty were friendly and the students were very happy with their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendlyness and the Frankness of the Admissions staff. Augusta is a wonderful town. The hospitals are all right next to each other. You won't have to drive through an hour of Atlanta traffic to get to them from the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The level of care and want that they have for the potential students. Beautiful campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCG has an exceptionally friendly admissions staff who make every effort to make sure your visit goes smoothly. The few students that I had the opportunity to meet struggled to find something they did not like about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the faculty: Students first, research/whatever second. Also, their effort to modernize the curriculum. There are 3 students on the adcom (out of 18 members) this year. That's pretty damned cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed happy and interested in a broad range of topics. MCG seems to be updating its curriculum to include more PBL and give earlier clinical experience. Some of the facilities (Children's Hosptial, etc.) were really nice and new." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly atmosphere, students were great, office staff was very helpful, they have a new focus on research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were not professionals at interviewing, but rather doctors who took time out of a busy day filled with patients to get to know us one-on-one." More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the staff, they were just so nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every person I encountered - faculty, staff, and students - were very genuine, friendly, and intelligent. The facilities are nice, especially the children's hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The comraderie amongst the M2's and their relationship with professors (we ran into a few during the tour)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is very sweet and friendly and tries to answer your questions as best as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctors that MCG produce are personal and genuinely down-to-earth " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I came in contact with was SOOO nice! Also, the campus itself is very neat and modern. with beautiful clinical and classroom facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly. They made it seem as though they really wanted me to attend their medical school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The high match rate, how friendly and sincere everyone seemed to be, how interested the faculty was in the success of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good program, people are very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"medical students; tour of medical school facilities; good ole southern hospitality" More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxed; everyone was just interested in getting to know you personally; no ranking system for students" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well the school prepares students for the boards" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone (admissions staff, students, interviewers,etc.), the many clinical opportunites available (5 hospitals), the many opportunites to get involved in specific interest groups and other leadership opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The love of the school by the faculty and student and the children's hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"the entire staff and faculty...they are absolutely amazing and friendly!! Even my fellow interviewee's were great and we (I hope) had a great time chatting while we had some down time" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone was, the facilities, high-match rate, supportive faculty (according to the students), the atmosphere among current students was very positive too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is so laid-back and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and the quality education you get at such a low price compared to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't beat the tuition! My student tour guide was very informative and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone seemed really happy to be there. The staff is so nice and really care about the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the medical school is so nice! I left with a feeling that I would make great friends and come to know a ton of great people." More from this Member | Report Response

"great hospital, high match rate, produce great, caring doctors " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I learned 8 students share each donor body." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing gave me a negative impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta is not a bad city/area, but not necessarily impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Only Augusta...not the most vibrant/metropolitan area, although apparently there's a lot more social opportunity through the Athens campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff. There didn't appear to be a Dean, and if there was, he didn't make an appearance at all. It seemed rather unprofessional and I felt a little lost the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Downtown Augusta was disappointing though." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was a bit intimidating." More from this Member | Report Response

"I could see parking being a problem if you live off campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour seemed a tiny bit rushed. I felt like we didn't actually see that much." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was hardcore." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location of the school (kind of sketchy area)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a small city/town kinda old but i still liked it" More from this Member | Report Response

"We waited a long time between introductions and interview and interview and lunch... But that's not a big deal. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta is not known for its cultural scene and some of the facilities seemed very old" More from this Member | Report Response

"The MCG hospital is a little dated, but it is still pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer seemed like she had a pre-formed opinion and the interview was just a formality." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical students who gave us the tour seemed tired and unenthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The town surrounding the school is not very student friendly. I've been warned to not be out walking ever, and get a house/apartment in a good area because there's a lot of break ins." More from this Member | Report Response

"huge class size with plans to keep growing, sleepy town, next year the first years will be guinea pigs with a new curriculum (a better one, but still new)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some parts of Augusta. The age of some facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Homogeneity of the student body - very little diversity, and about 60-80% of the students are GA Tech, Emory, or UGA alums (predominantly the latter)." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of down time especially if your interviews are an hour after others interviews. Also bring a pair of walking shoes because you could potentially walk a couple of miles during your visit, seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed like most students are from UGA. Not that its a bad thing, just not much diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - I was really pleasantly surprised." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, really (see point # 3 above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta is small!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Limited downtown, nobody likes to talk about the paper mill..." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't vegetarian options at lunch. It was a southern meal all the way around--country fried steak, collard greens, mashed potatoes and gravy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Safety could be an issue around the medical center, but this is not unique to MCG." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour did not really show you much." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are from Atlanta, you may have trouble adjusting to Augusta." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to walk a mile to my first interview! Ladies, wear your walking shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school. Housing projects are almost located on the school's campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking was $10." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, but I wished the tour had of been more indepth." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was good except that they avoided showing us any of the classroom space. It's good to accentuate the positive but I don't think they should hide something they perceive as negative. They did tell us that the main lecture halls will be renovated for the next years class (which is positive). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some facilities were old. Augusta wouldn't be my top choice of Georgia cities in which to live." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dorms and half the school is from UGA which isn't a bad school but not highly ranked." More from this Member | Report Response

"While I was surprised by Augusta's cultural offerings, the city still seems run-down and, in some areas, downright dirty." More from this Member | Report Response

"No negative impressions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were confrontational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta. Despite the reassurances of the staff, there really is nothing to do in Augusta. However, as a med student, it's not like you'll have time to do anything anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta, but not as bad as I had imagined...more than bearable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The physician I interviewed with describing the curriculum changes as "de-emphasizing the 'touchy-feely' parts of the curriculum" (a direct quote), an example given was "cross-cultural education." Seems like they're moving the curriculum towards teaching for the boards, which could be good in some ways and bad in others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta and the appearance of the school and hospitals. With the exception of the children's hospital, everything appears old and poor; not very inviting for recruits." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were not as nice as PCOM in Philadelphia, but then they are building new buildings right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"outside of augusta being a non-metro area, the school is very credible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta is not the most cultural place and there isn't very much to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta (aka Disgusta)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having to wait until 1:00pm to each lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are old but are being updated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta and the fact that it's so "bible belt"" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is just too non-urban, doesn't have an MPH program, and doesn't really cater to what I want from my medical education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Class size (at 180, is quite large). However, there seems to be (for its size) good class unity." More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual tour...I would have liked to have seen more than just the children's hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really stands out. the class is big (180 - state mandated) so it's not for you if you want a close knit class." More from this Member | Report Response

"my 2nd interviewer...he told me my mcat (26) was too low and i needed to find something else to do" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are changing their curriculum next year, where they will be teaching on systems and have a test in every class on the same day. I don't know how I feel about that quite yet..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not like the fact that they pushed the financial benifits of MCG. That is a great thing, but MCG has alot more to offer than a cheap tutition bill." More from this Member | Report Response

"The large class size seemed like it could have benefits and drawbacks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are adequate but not state-of-the-art. Living in Augusta may represent a change in life-style for those who are used to big-city living. However, given one's amount of free time while in medical school, Augusta should be able to provide you with whatever social outlet you might need." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lecture halls could be better/comfortable. They have McDonald's type chairs to sit in; the ones that have 2 seats anchored on a swivel. Absolutely hideous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta is a small and extremely socially/politically conservative town. If that's not your bag, watch out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The college is in da 'hood! I wound up across the railroad tracks at night, and I was a little scared." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they sit in the same class room for 4 hours everyday" More from this Member | Report Response

"I left with a positive feeling about every aspect of the interview and the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"When walking past the first year's on their way to class many yelled "get out while you still can!" "don't do it.. I made a mistake!" "med school is hard!!" Nothing specifically about MCG... just about medical school in general, but not appropriate on interview day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch is after the tour at 1 pm. The day starts at 8:30. So basically by the time you finally have lunch you are at the point of cannibalism. Eat a BIG breakfast and take snacks so you can enjoy your tour. Also - students practice NG tubes on each other. This is the only medical school that does that as far as I know (I think OSHA disapproves of it). The idea of someone who has no idea what they're doing sticking a tube into my stomach is not the most appealing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The second guy who interviewed me wasn't as friendly as I would have liked. I wasn't sure if he was really interested or just doing his job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, Augusta isn't exactly the hottest spot but then you stay so busy, I am sure it is not a big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"strong southern accent" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything about the school was great! However, some of the others interviewing that day were lofty and rather pretentious (i.e. "gunners"). But the medical students seemed cool and very laid back. Just be yourself on interview day and don't let the bad karma of others interviewing bring you down. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the city itself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't say that anything made a bad impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of people outside the school is not very good. My wife is trying to get a job teaching and they basically told her to go somewhere else!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer. She really just didn't seem interested at all in my being there. Anything I said that had kind of lead to conversation in over interviews she pretty much ignored and just threw out the next question. Not conversational at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta but i guess I won't be seeing much of it since I will be in lab forever and ever." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't say that anything didn't impress me, but Augusta is a slower town if you are used to living in Atlanta." More from this Member | Report Response

"augusta sucks, student center is pretty crappy. Research doesn't seem to be a high priority in the past (that is changing), in a low-income part of town" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The parking they direct you to looks and feels like it is off campus, judging by signage and surroundings. Even with maps, it was confusing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that it was going to be a very low-stress day. The interview process here seems genuinely designed to get to know the applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the Augusta and Athens campus have very difficult learning styles/curriculums. Athens uses almost solely PBL (problem-based learning) and Augusta is primarily lecture based and supplemented with PBL activites." More from this Member | Report Response

"How low-stress the day would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much down time there would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interviews were." More from this Member | Report Response

"To eat a bigger breakfast. I was starving by lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"No amount of preparation would have helped me in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who my interviewer was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day would be pretty stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"who my interviewer would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"No need to stress my self out they really mean it when they say they try to make the day as stress free as possible" More from this Member | Report Response

"Exactly what I wanted the interviewer to know about me when I left there; that I wouldn't leave anything out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"MORE about healthcare reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"On Wednesday they have a morning and an afternoon group and that you may have a student interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked MCG! The Admissions staff is very friendly, and they seem to really care about their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to be grilled about the healthcare system so intensely. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new curriculum for the incoming year of 2009." More from this Member | Report Response

"odds of getting in after an interview...1 in 2-3. Calms the nerves a bit once hearing that, whereas at some schools its 1 seat for every 7-10 candidates interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they are changing the curriculum for fall of 2009 to a systems based approach for first year classes. (second year is already systems based)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview format has changed this year from two closed file interviews to one open file interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I felt prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stronger research than I thought." More from this Member | Report Response

"How amazing this school is, really, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did!" More from this Member | Report Response

"(see above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The exact location of MCG in relation to Augusta" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch happens after the tour. I wish I had known to bring snacks so I wouldn't have been in the cadaver lab with an empty stomach!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was a good mile walk from the admissions building. I wish I'd worn comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only two people evaluating you that day are your interviewers(and maybe the dean of admissions during lunch). Not the tour guides or the admissions staff. This made the time between interviews a lot more relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I had to walk a mile to my interview location. I would have brought more comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I participated in a summer programs at MCG, so I didn't discover anythings that I did not already know before." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had an opportunity to talk with the Dean of Admissions. I would have prepared more questions for him." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing except that I would have thought of more questions to ask ahead of time. At lunch with the Dean of Admissions they ask if you have any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty much what I expected. The conversational nature of most interviews might come as a surprise to some." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCG places WAY more focus on volunteer work than on research." More from this Member | Report Response

"That when they say closed-file, they really mean it. The interviewer literally knows nothing about you except for your name, and while the idea is that they don't prejudge you based on your numbers, they're not exactly hesitant about flat-out asking for them. Also, the interview can last anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes; they budget an hour for it, but many of the interviewers are practicing physicians, with patients to attend to. They reassured us, however, that a short interview does not necessarily mean that the interviewer hated you." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's quite a bit of down time, so bring a book or something to keep you occupied. Also, I could've used a snack to munch on before lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"A small island in the middle of the Savannah river. Unfortunately, a smallish Portugese sailor had just claimed it for queen and country." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring comfortable shoes for the tour!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They did NOT, contrary to some feedback here, have coffee and donuts for us in the morning :) Need my coffee." More from this Member | Report Response

"there is A LOT of downtime during the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they do not completely fill their class until the AAMC deadline, because "they want to give all interviewees an equal chance of acceptance."" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought that because the interview was closed filed it was going to be difficult, but actually was very pleasant and stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school is on a busy road (bad traffic around the time you're done for the day)." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they wouldn't have coffee for you when you get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical College Inn is directly across the street from the hospital. However, the hotel is not very clean, but the proximity may be more than worth its proximity (as it was for me)." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of down time(for me at least)...should have brought a book!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing stands out. fyi, they are state funded, so every year there are exactly 180 students. they said last year they admitted 2 from outside ga. one faculty mentioned most out of state are md/phd.. something to keep in mind if you're not a ga resident." More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid back it was going to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was so relaxing. They do all they can to not make this a stressful time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Augusta isn't that bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"The waitlist is inflexible. Don't bother sending new data/achievements to them if you're on the waitlist." More from this Member | Report Response

"---. I knew a lot about the school...have had a number of friends go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it was a great opportunity to find out about the school, and that the interview is FUN!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was surprised by the number of service and social activities available to students. Augusta is not as rural as I thought, which was a pleasent surprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students practice sticking NG tubes down each other's noses. Did not know that!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch thing...Also augusta is actually pretty if you go by the river. It's not that bad of a place - a very calm quiet town." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee actually contains three medical students as members (two upperclass voting, one sophomore non-voting.) These student members DO also participate in the admissions interviews. I didn't interview with them, but a couple of of other candidates did, and they talked about how easy it was to talk to someone (closer) to their own age." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, I had spent enough time on the MCG web site that there weren't really any surprises for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody is very nice and laid-back" More from this Member | Report Response

"it rained very hard on my way there" More from this Member | Report Response

"How great everyone was going to be. I would have relaxed a bit more and got a little more sleep the night before. Seriously folks, know why MCG and why medicine and you'll be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"When they say bring an umbrella....BRING an umbrella" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. There were no suprises for me. I guess you should be able to say why MCG instead of other schools, just in case it comes up." More from this Member | Report Response

"They really just want to get to know you. As far as my interviews went, they don't ask anything hard or tricky. None of that "you have only one kidney so who gets it" stuff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Holiday Inn Express is directly across from the dental school. I stayed at the Comfort Inn which is about a mile away." More from this Member | Report Response

"The say the interviews are closed file, but the first question asked by both of my interviewers was what's your MCAT score and your GPA. Then one asked me to list my honors and awards. Kind of defeats the purpose of closed file interviews. Everyone says MCG interviews are supposed to be quite relaxed but that was not my experience anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfortable shoes! This is an all day thing, and it sucks to have blisters on your feet when you're going to be doing a lot of walking!" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was going to be 10,000 degrees and a black suit is hot" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a fantastic school, I can't imagine why it wouldn't be on every Georgia resident's list." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with this program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Outstanding school with impressive facilities, research opportunities, and technology at an incredibly affordable tuition rate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really friendly, comfortable day. The interviewers were incredibly nice and relaxed with the applicants and it feels like everyone really wants to sell you on the school and help you to succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxing interview. One open file, with specific questions about app and experiences. One closed file, more general questions about me and my background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, nice people, nice facilities, and the interview was very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a really pleasant interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've never been around so many friendly people before. Even current students would say good luck and take time to talk with you. Everyone tries to make you feel as comfortable as possible. I loved my day there and really hope I'll get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview, while stressful, was interesting. It ended up being a discussion more so than an interview at the end. Out of all my interviews, this was the one that made me think and question my own preconceived ideas the most. It wasn't fun to go through, but I can appreciate the reasoning behind how it was structured." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewing here was a great experience. Everyone is very nice and the students will answer any questions you have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be yourself and stay confident" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great day! I hope I get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"DONT STRESS....they are very nice and the interview is more like getting to know them than you being grilled...well atleast for me...plus by the time you get into that room almost 5 people have viewed your file and approved you for further review they just want to make sure your the same person as whats on paper and your not a psycho... Lastly....stay with a student host...i slept on the couch but it was worth everything met a few 1st yr students and it was nice to see what they were like and i picked everyones brains about all sorts of questions so definitely do the student host thing if possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely stay with a host student the night before the interview! It was one of the best parts of my visit - knowing that the current students are a lot like me. They were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview is very casual, so don't freak out too much. Relax and be yourself! ALSO, the interviews are not usually that long, my interviewer and I sort of hit it off and lost track of time, most are around 30 minutes long" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you know your AMCAS activities before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"sounds like they have a quick turn-around in terms of letting us know after an interview. they contact everyone, whether accept/reject/ or hold within a few weeks" More from this Member | Report Response

"I took a previous tour this summer, but my second visit to MCG impressed me so much more because of my direct interaction with the students and faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Had two interviews, one with a committee member and one with a non-committee member. They tell you before your interviews which one is a member and which one is not. If the committee really likes you, your application could potentially be examined at the next meeting as opposed to sitting for a month or longer. The only part of the interview that you are examined is during the interviews; at no other point are you being evaluated during the day. The interview day was stress free so be yourself and enjoy your time there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Only one interview is with an Admissions Committee member; it was a little more formal than the faculty interview. The adcom member is who represents you when the committee meets so try to give that person as much information about yourself as possible. Let them know you are passionate about medicine and that you are motivated to attend MCG." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really positive - if they had accepted me on the spot I would have gone there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two, hour-long one on one interviews. Very informal and thourough; I really felt like I got a chance to show the school what I'm all about. A very positive day that won me over!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pleasant, but kind of strange interviewing at a school I had interviewed at before." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview and was able to talk rather than sell myself. They were very straightforward and I did not have to read into anything they said. It was very genuine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Grew up in Georgia, but I was surprised to see how many folks I knew at MCG. After breakfast and an introduction to the school, we had our first interviews. This was followed by a tour, then lunch, finished up with a secondary interview so the admissions committee can have another opinion for reliability." More from this Member | Report Response

"We arrived at 8:30, and some of the staff met with us one on one to make sure that our files were complete. Then we had the usual schpiel from the director of admissions (not the dean)which thankfully did not mention anything about financial aid or any of the negative aspects of med school that we are all already quite aware of. Then we had one morning interview at either 10 or 11. The tour started at 12, and was mainly focused on the children's hospital, then a brief stop on campus--be prepared to see a cadaver! Also, bring or wear comfortable shoes! Lunch was at 1 in the conference room with the tour guides(two second year students), the dean of admissions, and the director of admissions. The dean, who made his first appearance at lunch, will ask if you have any questions. Have questions! Afternoon interviews were at 2 or 3, then the day is over." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCG is a great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed interviewing with the faculty. MCG is my first choice and I'm glad I applied in the early decision program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If they had offered me admission at the end of interview day, I probably would have accepted it on the spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was wonderful!!! Both of my interviewers were very conversational. During your morning briefing they tell you who your admissions committee interviewer is and who your faculty interviewer is. That was nice to know going into the interviews. They will give you an envelope with a blue sheet of paper. When you have time look at it, it will give you an idea of the areas that they want your interviewer to coment on. I was also told that if you get a certified letter your accepted if you get a regular letter your waitlisted or rejected. PS The admissions committee meets every Thursday night. Good luck!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with the Medical College of Georgia. Its not exactly a top tier school in terms of peer review and research dollars, but I think you get an excellent education here. I met some students that were squeaking by and I met one or two that were really on top of things. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I crove down from Atlanta and arrived at MCG around 7:30a.m. I parked in the 15th St parking deck which is free. The day didn't begin until around 9:00a.m., although they tell you to arrive by 8:30a.m. We were assigned interviewers (two) and introduced to the School by the Director of Admissions. After introductions we were escorted to our interviews. I know my interview (first) was the furthest from the Kelly Administration builiding because it took about 20 -25 minutes to get there. I got lost on my way back, but I nice grounds keeper drove me back to the building in his buggy. My first interview lasted about 45 minutes, and it was located in the Georgia Prevention Institute building by the Bojangles. My first interview (non-committee member) was a cardiologist from China and a basic science researcher. After arriving back we went on the tour given by two students. We went to the Children's Hospital, adult hospital and the gross anatomy lab. The tour took about an hour. After the tour we went back to the Kelly Administration building and had lunch. Lunch was very good! We met with the Dean of Admissions, Mason Thompson and had lunch with him. After lunch we had our second interviews in the evening. My second interview lasted about an hour and ten minutes. I think my interviews were longer because I had a lot to talk about and the conversation was interesting. Both my interviewers seemed intrigued and there was not a moment of silence at any time. They do ask if there are any questions, and I asked a lot! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day began with the applicants sitting in the administrative building until the director of admissions was ready to give her spill on why we should choose MCG. Afterward, we were escorted to our morning interviews, followed by campus tours and lunch. The day finished with the afternoon interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my very first interview, and I could not have asked for a better experience. It helped that I was familiar with the campus before my interview because I did a tour of the school with MAPS at my school. Both of my interviewers were really nice and just wanted to get to know me. I advise all invites to bring a list of experiences or resume with them to give to each interviewer because it is close-filed. I also wished I had expanded upon some of my answers. I felt as if the interviewer wanted to hear more and had to think of more to ask me. I definitely would have talked more about my experiences and how they impacted me when I look back in retrospect. Also have questions to ask the interviewers about the school or about their profession. I learned alot this way. It is also important to leave a lasting impression in their minds." More from this Member | Report Response

"They will give you a schedule for the interview day in the invitation email. The day starts at 8:30 AM and ends whenever you finish your second interview (you are free to leave straight from there). Staff will escort you to your interviews so there is no need to worry about getting lost, but you do have to find your way back to the office afterward. My first interview went very well and was not difficult at all. He asked me questions that you might expect from a closed file interview (basically information that is in the app file). I didn't mind as it made the interview very low stress. My second interview was much different as he didn't ask me many questions but rather continually asked me if I had any questions for him even after I had asked several. Then he ended it. I didn't know what to think of that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Surprisingly, I only interviewed with about 7 other students. We met at 8:30 in the admissions office. A councelor met with each of us to ensure our files were complete. Then, we were given a brief lecture that introduced us to our two interviewers. Everyone has to interviews. A morning and an afternoon. One is with a committee member, the other is with a non-committee member. Between 10 and 12, morning interviews take place. At 12, second year students give a tour which is helpful. At 1, they have a NASTY lunch (but a nice gesture). As you eat, they discuss the rest of the admission process. From 2-4 Afternoon interviews take place. Afterwards, the day concludes" More from this Member | Report Response

"MCG really tries to show you the best they have. They are really nice, and the tour is set up nicely." More from this Member | Report Response

"How well or poorly the interviews go is totally dependent on how much the interviewee and the interviewer have in common. Some people will connect and things will go great (as with my second interview, where we only stopped chatting because my interviewer had a meeting to get to), others will struggle to find common ground (like my first interview, which lasted 25 minutes and consisted of rather halting conversation). Still, I felt like both of my interviewers managed to get a sense of what I had to offer the school and my peers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My committee-member interviewer wasted the interview questioning me about the history of the country my parents came from. He also asked me about my religious beliefs and customs and a bunch of stuff unrelated to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very friendly. Both faculty and students went out of their way to answer questions and make you feel welcome at their school. I really liked both of my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived promptly at 8:20AM at the Admissions Office. Waited a bit with other interviewees; no coffee or doughnuts provided, so I was glad that I'd already eaten at the hotel. Welcomed by staff, given the names of those who would be interviewing us (one morning interview, one afternoon) and the times. Then we were escorted to our morning interview so we wouldn't get lost. Reassembled at noon for a tour, led by a friendly student (unaffiliated with the Admissions Office) who showed us the facilities and answered any and all questions. Returned to Admissions Office for lunch (they provided it) and talked with the Assoc. Dean of Admissions, the staff coordinator, and the tour guide over the meal. Were escorted to afternoon interview, after which we were free to leave. My first interview was with a non-teaching faculty member, and he seemed rather rushed; it was a clinic day for him, and we were interrupted once by someone wanting him to look at films (which he went off and did, returning in about five minutes). The entire interview only took about 20 minutes. The second interview was with the vice-chair of the admissions committee, who also teaches at the school. He was much more relaxed and willing to discuss things fully; the interview lasted about 50 minutes. I felt much more comfortable about this interview, which is the one that counted more, since he is actually on the committee and won't just be making a written recommendation for the file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Best interviews I've had. Great people, great location." More from this Member | Report Response

"First one w/ admissions committee member was incredibly friendly and informal. She tested my interpersonal skills more than anything. She actually told me that she had tested my listening skills w/ a long story to see if I'd stay engaged...I did. The second interview was with a med student and was even less formal. We spent the first ten minutes on intramural sports and you could tell he was just trying to get a personal feel for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had great fun- the interviews were very pleasant, admissions staff was very friendly, and the other interviewees made me want to go there if I would be surrounded by people like them." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed my interview a lot more than I thought I would. Despite the low rankings above, I could actually see myself attending MCG now. I do wish I had brought more comfortable shoes, though. Ladies, no matter how comfortable you think your shoes are, you will be walking A LOT." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very enjoyable, very relaxed, wish that I'd worn more comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"very pleasant, ok food, long day, relaxed atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day itself was fantastic. My first interviewer was great and conducted things in a conversational format. The second interview (representative) seemed a little more focused on numbers and hard statistics. All-in-all if given the opportunity I will greatly consider attending MCG in the fall." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had two wonderful interviewees. the noncommittee member was definitely more laid back but all in all they made me feel like they were going to represent me well to the committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nonconfrontational, good conversation, closed file though so I had to do a lot of explaining about my background" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, and it was wonderful. Everyone seemed friendly; the student tour guides were outgoing; and the interviwers seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. Although both went well, my interview with the board member went better. He (a hemtaologist/oncologist)gave me his business card and told me about the military paying for med school (he was a recruiter and formerly served in the Navy)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went great. Mostly we just talked about my goals, past experiences, and hobbies. It was very relaxed. You interview with a member of the admissions board and a physician who isn't on the board." More from this Member | Report Response

"I kind of wish I had scheduled my MCG interview after getting accepted to other schools because this was really just my safety. People there were REALLY nice and I did want to try and like it, but it just isn't a good fit for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews. One with faculty (which seemed as much an information session as anything else) and one with the admissions committee member (which was more structured, and the one which the interviewer is in charge of bringing up your name at the admission's comittee meeting). Both overall were quite casual. I happened to have a resume with me, the interviewers liked this (and was helpful to me becuase it was closed file). Also, if you have good scores, mention them during the interview (it will make the interview easier). Most importantly, the food for lunch was very good (I especially liked the sweet tea)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with faculty member for about twenty minutes in the morning, and then with the Dean of Admissions for almost an hour in the afternoon. The first was actually more stressful. Best advice: RELAX!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"2 interviews were held - one with a faculty member and one with a committee member. mcg does rolling admissions, so you need your committee interviewer to bring you up so they can vote on you to get accepted... so you want to make sure your committee interviewer will be a strong advocate. we took a tour including a trip to the anatomy lab - probably to see if any of us would flinch at the site of a cadaver :) the first interview was about 60 min and the second was closer to 30. lunch was a southern classic: chicken tenders, mac & cheese, green beans and sweat tea! 8 of us interviewed and they said about 60 were admitted edp, about 450 would be interviewed and 230 would be accepted. also, about 1/2 of the waitlist get in. these stats may support a lot of students going elsewhere but that's probably because just about every student in ga applies to mcg." More from this Member | Report Response

"i had 2 interviews, both closed file. one was with a faculty member and the other was someone on the admissions committe-he was a doctor at one of the hospitals. he had not graduated from mcg. he was the one who told me to find something else to do. this is the way their process works. there are 18 people on the admissions board. you will have one interview with one of the 18. at their committee meetings they are allowed to bring 1 or 2 applicants to the floor to defend and then allow the rest of the committee to vote on. so, your luck is in the interviewer's hands. if he never brings you up then you never get voted on. they have a roll down process so only 180 acceptance letters are ever out at one time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews went very well. They basically asked me about my family/life and why I want to do medicine. There was one faculty and one member of admissions that I interviewed with one at a time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great. Relaxed and overall enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had one very positive interview experience and one not. The positive interview included a interviewer who seemed interested in my experience and welcomed discussion pertaining to healthcare and my career. The unpleasant interview exprience was characterized by an interviewer who asked questions, only to answer them on their own, and a genuine disinterest in my candidacy for admission." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my second interview. Ironically, I have not had a single MD interview me across 2 schools! The school is nice and Augusta is not a bad place to have a medcial school. Come on, do you really want to have to deal with Freaknik, traffic, and retarded city officials in Atlanta while trying to study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First of all...my interview date may be wrong. I can't remember when it really was so I guessed. (So don't freak if the date I put is actually a saturday. I really did interview there. This isn't a troll.) Although the interview impressed me positively--by which I mean I liked the school more than I thought it would--it still struck me as a bit smaller and more southern than I'm looking for. I get the feeling that MCG is more about training folks who will go on to be docs in regional hospitals and private practices around the south. Which is great (seriously! don't get me wrong) but it's not exactly the experience I'm looking for. Plus, I grew up in Atlanta and went to school in GA so I think I'm ready to live somewhere new. Seeing MCG confirmed that for me. But the people there were so nice I actually felt really bad that I wasn't more interested in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, in a small city. Clinical opportunities seem to be great." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a really great time just getting to talk to the faculty one-on-one. It was an excellent experience, and it didn't make me as nervous as I thought it would." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! Wonderful people, they do their best to make you feel comfortable and welcomed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very conversational and the interviewers made me feel comfortable. I was nervous and operating on two hours of sleep, but once the interviews started, it was like talking to a good friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although I don't feel that the interviews went particularly well for me, I have had a VERY positive experience when I previously interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. Definitely MCG is a strong school with a really nice children's hospital. Also the admissions office sends you a thank you letter after your interview which is a nice touch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"great, medical college of ga is an impressive school in a beautiful old southern town. The interviewers were nice and weren't trying to be mean or tough but just wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall wonderful experience. I was nervous at first but the people at MCG are very friendly and just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"WONDERFUL!! Everyone at MCG wants to make sure that your experience is as positive as possible and that you leave your interview with all of YOUR questions about MCG answered." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed my interview experience. The admissions staff was extremely nice. Both of my interviews were pretty laid back. However I wasn't as relaxed in my second interview as I was in the first one. The campus is beautiful and they have an extremely nice work out center." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview, with the non-admissions board member, went wonderfully; however, the admissions board interviewer had a list of prepared questions and simply went down them, only after she was finished with those did she allow for some give and take and question/answer. That's why I felt my interview was a little bit more stressful than the usual, I don't think that everyone has this experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"fantastic faculty and students; surprised me with what the medical school had to offer its students" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very positive interview experience. The faculty and staff just want to get to know you better. Everyone tried to make this as relaxing an experience as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour-leaders were candid and very helpful answering questions and the process overall was friendly and left me even more excited about attending MCG." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall wonderfull experience. Enjoy the day and be yourself. They just want to get to know who you are and why you want medicine and why at MCG." More from this Member | Report Response

"Intially, I was unsure of what to expect of the school and town but I was really surprised that at the end of the day I could easily see myself attending the school and being apart of the community. The interview process is a good representation of how the school approaches its students and the value they place on medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"By far, the most comfortable interview I've ever had. The personnel there did everything to make sure you were relaxed and were genuinely outgoing. I can't think of a negative thing to say pertaining to the people. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't know interviews could go so well. My last interviewer even walked me to my car and showed me things I may not have seen on the tour. Both interviews were to get to know my personality. I wouldn't call the experience "laid back", but conversational. If you are good with people and can just sit down and talk with someone as if they were an old friend you will fare well. Really try to relax and enjoy yourself. The admissions office staff were great and so was the Dean. I was also glad to hear that students in general are not super competitive there. They seem to be very happy where they are at. I even ran into one at 11:30 the night before my interview while trying to figure out where I should be in the morning. He spoke with me for half an hour giving me advice and answering my questions. I don't think my experience could have been any better." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like MCG. Everyone there seems to be exceptionally happy, as far as medical students go. They have a good match rate for primary care and specialties. People are much less competitive than I expected, and everyone is very approachable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very good experience. I enjoyed talking to the admissions staff and other students. It was not a "hard" interview at all. If you observe a student after your interview ask him or her to show you the lab. I spoke with 2 or 3 other students in the lab who were sophmores or juniors and they were very encouraging. They said it was very hard but they enjoyed it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing went really awful but I wouldn't say it felt that great either. The administration that we met and ate lunch with were very friendly as was the student tour guide. But other than her, you don't get to talk to any other students, so I recommend doing student hosting just to get another perspective on the school. I really think I just hit on tough interviewers b/c everyone else seemed very happy with theirs. You can't take any one experience as representative of what you'll face." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview experience! I had heard that the interviews were really laid back, and it was completely true! Both of my interviewers couldn't have been nicer, and they were not out to trick me by asking hard questions. They genuinely just wanted to get to know me, and that really helped to calm my nerves. There were ten people interviewing that day, and it helped to have people to talk to and hang around throughout the day. I left with a great feeling about going to MCG." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was laid-back, conversational. They want to get to know your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was easy-going. Supposedly, everyone who gets an interview is on equal ground numbers-wise. They need to hear you say you want to be a doctor and why with passion. otherwise, it's conversational...don't ramble and let them digest your answers and respond." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 111
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 62
Neutral 9
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.93 68

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 63
Out of state 4

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 11
2-3 hours 45
4-6 hours 8
7+ hours 5

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 2
Automobile 65
Train or subway 1
Other 2

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 38
$101-$200 11
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 1
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Augusta

ATL

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 19
Friends or family 10
Hotel 25
Home 1
Other 0

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
8.01 73

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.93 73

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
5.64 72

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.49 41

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.07 42

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.89 36

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Being able to pay desposits online would be much more convenient. Allowing application updates would also be advised." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they did a phenomenal job! Super friendly people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please be more enthusiastic about your applicants! This is an exciting day for us, it would be nice to see you all and actually hear from the dean." More from this Member | Report Response

"None;" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They were so friendly and helpful, as well as prompt in all their correspondence." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions at all. The experience was very enjoyable. I think all the other applicants that day agree with me that we have to go to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview day experience was great! Ms DeVaughn was extremely helpful and shared lots of information. The staff and students seemed very happy and friendly. Our tour guides did a great job. I hope I get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better communication in terms of residency paperwork" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could have made more of an effort to promote the school and program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Train the tour guides, please." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCG Admissions people are really friendly, forthcoming, and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be a little more accepting of 'different' applications, but really, they were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

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