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Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1876
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 105
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Meharry Medical College School of Medicine (MMC)
Allopathic Medical School
Nashville
Historically Black College/University
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 161 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $45,580
  • Non - Resident Tuition $45,580
  • Application Fee $65
  • AVG MCAT 502
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 60.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions & Recruitment
  • Student Services & Faculty Affairs
  • 1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
  • Nashville 37208
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Meharry Medical College exists to improve the health and health care of minority and underserved communities by offering excellent education and training programs in the health sciences; placing special emphasis on providing opportunities to people of color and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of race or ethnicity; delivering high quality health services; and conducting research that foster the elimination of health disparities.

Curriculum

The School is nationally recognized for its community-based and academic programs. National centers and programs have been established to address sickle cell anemia, hypertension, HIV/AIDS, environmental health, teen pregnancy, cancer, kidney failure, aging and more. The School's faculty, staff and students actively serve the community in many ways: mentoring for high school and college students; Health Careers Opportunity Programs for elementary, high school and college students; speakers on health topics and more. The School has a program to assist college graduates in preparing to enter health professions schools.

Facilities

Meharry's primary affiliated clinical training sites also include the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, located in Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee; the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute; and the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Other affiliated clinical facilities include the United Neighborhood Health Services Medical Clinic, the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, the Centennial Medical Center, and the Baptist Medical Center.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 134
Negatively 7
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.05 157

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 107

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More information provided in brochures or emails. Website is somewhat plain." More from this Member | Report Response

"longer tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"A longer tour that allows to see more of the inside of the other buildings would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not respond to any emails..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do interviews after the tours" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was some woman in the Financial Aid Office who spoke to us about "how hard" medical school was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better tour of the school and cut down the time of the financial aid presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything is online so that makes things easy. Meharry has so many wonderful things going for it. T" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"the main guy who scheduled interviews didnt seem that happy with his job. he seemed bored and wished" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would like to see ''off the record'' student interact. It allows the interviewees to feel more at" More from this Member | Report Response

"Assure the students that the haphazard way of coming up with interviewers will not affect their appl" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you so special?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what area of medicine could you see yourself in and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself that is not on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Meharry's history?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a current global or national health issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"what qualities should a physician have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have I done since I completed my undergraduate years? (been out of school for 3 years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what happened with your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specific diseases/illnesses concern you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you had an infinite amount of money, what problem would you work to fix?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are interested in ObGyn, do you think you will be able to handle the rigors of surgery? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you have trouble in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you give me a summary of yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Meharry's Mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about being a minority among minorities? " More from this Member | Report Response

"whats ur gpa/mcat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is our mission statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your life's mission correlate with Meharry's mission? What will be your life in 10-15 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why is your science GPA low? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What sets you apart from the other candidates? " More from this Member | Report Response

"specific to app." More from this Member | Report Response

"(all the questions you can get from other people's posts on SDN)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your degree relate to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly personal questions concerning my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding current issues in health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest problem in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you went to __________. Tell me about your time there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explian to me the paths you have taken in your life that proves you are dedicated to becoming a physician. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a challenge you over came." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What are your weaknesses? Strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in college? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is our mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it about Meharry that you like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you contribute to meharry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel being so far away from your family when you go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you life to do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why want to be MD" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Meharry? (Know Meharry's mission -- to help the underserved)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the mission of Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How do you feel about HMO's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What three words would your friends use to describe you. How would you descirbe yourself? Would you use those same descriptions? If not, which ones would you use?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you had physics 1,2, calc 1,2, biochemistry, organic 1,2,? which did you like best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between an enzyme and a protein?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were very canned...one interviewed went down the list, and literally filled in the answers as I spoke...at some points I even slowed down so it could record my response accurately." More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you happy with your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me a little about yourself. (It is a blind application, so the interviewer konws nothing about you)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How can you relate with Meharry's mission? " More from this Member | Report Response

"WHAT ARE MY MCAT SCORES?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think about the war in Iraq? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to work with the underserved...what experience do you have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How will I add to the legacy of medicine? How will I make my mark?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should I reccomend you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So what makes you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Gpa, scores, what med schools applied to, where interviewing, how to choose if accepted at many places" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pick your undergraduate school? Did you apply to Moorehouse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you are compassionate enough for medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"In what way(s) have you shown leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my desired specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My anger has suppressed all the uninteresting, mind boggling unintelligent questions I was asked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who were this year's nobel laureates in medicine? (at least know what it was for!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why meharry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about HMO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of the perfect physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are your parents in the medical field? How do you like Nashville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? Why did you chose to go into medicine? What are some of the biggest problems facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a current ethical issue in the field of medicine. Tell me a little about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

"Tell me about yourself. How do you deal with stress/anger?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has impressed you about Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"GPA? MCAT? Activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medical school? Why Meharry? Career goals (practice setting)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with accademic problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since both your parents are diabetic, have you been getting yourself checked up regularly? You should!" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you see yourself as more of a leader or follower? Give an example." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing to better yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider yourself mature?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How'd you prepare for MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really..got pretty standard interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes did you like and dislike in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go into public policy what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give me the specific details of Meharry's history." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose your undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to compare the weather in my city because at the time Nashville had experienced snow day after snow day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to be a doctor because your family wants you to be one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any contacts with this organization, I am looking to apply for a grant with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an infinite amount of money, what problem would you work to fix?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were very basic. Why medicine, how will you pay for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could speak to a sophomore pre-medical student, what would you tell them to prepare for medical school and the application process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your master's thesis research will impact the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"why would u wanna go to a primarily black univ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about healthcare in our country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about the challenges you may face as a medical school student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really out of the ordinary - they just assked the normal stuff. About research, volunteering, shadowing, other hobbies. The interview was more just a conversation - they weren't grilling me with questions and stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you respond to criticism?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were a senator could you support Trent Lott?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back in history and choose one person to be, who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I think its better to be totally honest with a patient or be a healer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to your undegraduate institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"''Let me give you a theoretical question. You have a patient with an ileostomy who has been educated on how to care for it and sent home....'' (I have medical background so it wasn't like this came out of nowhere)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a warranty that you will fulfill the school's mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you recycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. All question were typical." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. But I was asked a question in spanish....caught me off guard for sure. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So, do you ski on Black Diamonds now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions. All questions were based on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how will you serve the underserved population?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how tall I was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary but was asked how well I played the trumpet" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about Nashville? Do you think it will be a hard transition to move to Nashville" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you married? Followed by, 'Will you be married before you get here?' and 'Do you plan to have children?'(Wasn't very happy about this set of questions but apparently everyone who interviewed with this person - male and female, got that set of questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question regarding my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your undergraduate college was ''diverse'' (mostly white), and Meharry is predominately black, how will that effect you? (I am black)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a curious for knowledge person? (Or something like that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about managed care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why not law?" More from this Member | Report Response

" Tell me one strange, unique thing about you that makes you stick out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When you are a practicing physician, what other types of things do you hope to be involved in inside your community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know Hippocratic oath, what does it stand for? Explain a redox-oxidation reaction? Why didn't you go into research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Why do you want to go to a school whose mission is to serve the under served community"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think that being an older student will impact your ability to work with and take orders from younger residents than yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a challenge that you have overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting, just basic questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you admire the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you have done had you not gone into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the CNS innervated" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you tick?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should I tell the committee to let you come to Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel will be the most challenging part of coming to Meharry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it was closed file, I was surprised that both interviewers asked me my MCAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"even though it was closed file i was still asked my gpa and mcat" More from this Member | Report Response

"You live in a conservative environment - is there conflict in opinions in your area? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would my life in medicine affect my personal life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would Meharry benefit from me attending their school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Michael Jackson and Mary Schiavo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could hear what your patients were saying about you in your waiting room, what do you think you will hear them say? (Basically, what kind of doctor are you planning to be for your patients.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to travel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe women's roles should be in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What development in medicine is most interesting to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting,really. One question that was asked was, "What would you do if you were having difficulty with one of your courses?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"is it better to always be truthful or to attempt to be a healer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult or interesting questions were asked. It was pretty much the usual type of questions. Why meharry, why medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't recall." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the most pressing issue facing healthcare in the world today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should I reccomend you for admissions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think we have more respect for doctors than lawyers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer to Meharry and what does Meharry have to offer to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the AIDS virus is man made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would cope coming to Meharry from a "majority school" (I go to Crnell)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the war in Iraq? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think about Wal-mart and why is Arkansas so poor (I live in AR)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest problem in heathcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think medical students that graduate from Meharry owe anything in return to the institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. They were pretty basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are your top five qualities?...What would you say are your top 5 qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How're you going to finance your studies, being from Canada" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you tell me about the mission of Meharry Medical College?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I chose what med schools to apply to (both interviewers asked me this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you are mature?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most catastrophic disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should the medical school select you over other quaalified candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was the girl that I smiled at in the elevator pretty or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing very interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I plan on having a family, and how would that fit into my life/career plans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were closed file so be ready to talk all about yourself... don't hold anything back because they don't know anything about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"An only child has leukemia and the best possible match for a donor is a sibling. The parent's tell you they have decided to try to have another child. What is your reaction and how would you advise them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all pretty general" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting question...mostly standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your support system? It really made me think about who I will look to for support while I'm in med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my definition of success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no real unique questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you had to operate on a patient who had HIV, and your staff all refused to help-- What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to? What is your MCAT? GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were failing your classes, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you think you can fit in here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"meharry is predominantly black, what makes you think you can fit in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you use your degree to help the underserved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is most important in being a doctor. Determination, communication, or compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the war in Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Everything was pretty much straight-forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the major issue that you see affecting physicians within the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting...the most interesting was just "What is the one thing you are most proud of?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a U.S. Senator, would you support Trent Lott? Why or why not." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could design a health plan to solve the problems with the ones today, what key elements would I implement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the State of the Union Address?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my views on stem cell research versus cloning" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you've had to overcome adversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be a cartoon character who would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain your grades:) Also, a weakness. Remember to always tell what you've learned from your weakness, or put a positive spin on it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If Meharry were a zoo and we were only accepting rare animals, and you really wanted to be a part of our zoo, what type of animal would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be when you grow up? This was asked by a Ph.D., and she was offended if you said doctor because she is a doctor too, luckly I said phsycian." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...was the first question. Describe an instance in which you overcame adversity, and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a patient that refused your care? What if they were HIV+? What do you think about a school admitting students that do not chose to carry on the school's mission later in their career? How can we be confident in you that you will carry on Meharry's mission?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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10.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

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2.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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"location" | Report Response

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