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  • Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Macon
Individual Feedback 4 3 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 3

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"The learning is self-directed and provides plenty of free time for motivated students to learn independently. There are only 9 hours a week of formal class during the first two years." | Report Response

"The way the PBL curriculum is conducted is amazing. Instead of getting a powerpoint and told exactly what information to regurgitate Mercer teaches you how to hypothesize and problem solve using resources. Going into third year I fully believe that the case based approach to learning has prepared to analyze and present my patients to attendings. Also we have oral exams that allow the chance to analyze and present a case that is representative of a specific system like having a patient with congestive heart failure in cardiology. This gives the chance to learn how to present and analyze a case in SOAP format in the preclinical years." | Report Response

"The schedule during years 1 and 2 is very flexible and you can craft your own study plan." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"The focus is on teaching - not research. Thus there is not a lot of NIH money coming into the school. As a result it's difficult to recruit high-quality faculty who commit to a career at Mercer. The faculty that we do have are outstanding, but they are rare in that they simply love teaching. They do pursue research but most of it is not cutting-edge." | Report Response

"I feel like the community medicine (public health module) could be run more efficiently but aside from that not any major complaints." | Report Response

"PBL can be a time drain but at other times is enjoyable." | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

No responses

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

No responses

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"Students generally do well and obtain the residencies of their choice. While many graduates go on to fulfill the mission of the school by entering primary care, many others choose to specialize. The faculty are supportive of students regardless of their career decisions. Mercer graduates often return to Georgia to practice and are successful in a wide variety of settings." | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

No responses

Any other information you want to share?

"Mercer is a unique school with an equally unique mission and is not for everyone. Our focus is on recruiting students from Georgia who will practice in Georgia. Our admission standards have traditionally been slightly lower than most medical schools which leads applicants to apply to Mercer as a "back-up". They quickly realize that Mercer is still quite competitive (~10% acceptance rate) - we just look at things other than academics and are very good at spotting applicants who are trying to "say the right things". If you are lucky enough to attend Mercer, expect to work hard and read a ton (~28,000 pages over two years). We have EXCELLENT first time USMLE Step 1 pass rates and residency placement is second to none." | Report Response

"I really feel that Mercer provides a excellent education and excels at using the PBL model." | Report Response

"The system that MUSM uses is proven as evidenced by national board scores." | Report Response

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