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  • Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Macon
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"See above. What was the most recent book you read? " Report Response

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

"You get to write down one question that you want the interviewer to ask you (obviously write down something that you feel passionately about and have a great answer for)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a time in your life when you taught yourself how to do something (without any help)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the most difficult thing you have ever experienced in your life?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Stayed with a friend who's a 4th year student, read the website, knew my AMCAS and Mercer apps cold." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The sincere friendliness of the faculty and staff and their desire to help the students learn and progress through the program, the happiness of the students, the time students have available for recreational interests, the resources available to help students in the PBL curriculum, the size of the Medical school buliding on the inside (it looks small from the outside - but man its huge inside when you start hoofing it around in there)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Small school & Class size - It's a Positive for me, but some might view this as a negative - depends on what you're looking for." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Awesome! I loved the it! Its a small class of 56 students, and the curriculum is Problem Based Learning. This creates a very collegial environment where the students work together to help each other achieve success in medschool. The students were very happy and outgoing. The PBL curriculum causes them to have to work more diligently than students at a traditional curriculum school (TONS of reading), but it pays off with high board pass rates and high board scores. Also the students begin clinical experiences within the first week and continue this throughout the curriculum - generating very competent students when they begin their 3rd and 4th year rotations. The students do have ample time (with time management skills of course) to have a life outside of medicine, thanks to not having lectures (the students are in tutorial sessions on MWF 9-12, and lab either Tues or Thurs afternoons). Definently a great school for students looking for a high quality program with a warm and collegial environment. ALSO - students are not forced into primary care. Many of the 4th year students that I spoke with were going for specialties (Ortho, Dermatology, ENT, Radiology, Rad-Onc., Anesthesiology, as well as Int. Med. at top programs to be followed up with a Fellowship)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2002

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