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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"You were rejected last year, did you even make the wait list?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your Grandmother's Grand Piano." Report Response

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

"Tell me who you consider your hero and why." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your Grandmother's Steinway Grand Piano." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I see you applied last year, did you even get wait-listed?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS and secondary statements. I've interviewed at Mercer twice and have both times been shocked by how well the interviewers prepare. One interviewer last year actually quoted from my personal statement. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I love the problem-based learning, small class size, student cohesiveness, and dedication to Georgia." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not the most modern facilities. Also, during Clinical years, some students have to go to Savannah as opposed to staying in Macon. I was told that most students volunteer to go, but occasionally a lotery makes the decision." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was told by an admissions counselor that if you apply early decision (which I did both years) the committee will not re-evaluate your application if new, better MCAT scores come in. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My experience has been very positive both years. You will gather in the actual room the admission committee sits in to make decisions. The admissions councelor will give a talk about the school and the process. She gives you the names of your two interviewers and tells which is the committe member and which is the non-committee member. Then, Financial Aid comes in to give the really bad news. Finally, second year students come in to "candidly" answer questions (though I don't know how candid they really are). They give a short tour of the school and then guide you to your first interview. At least one interview will be at the school. The interview is one-on-one and lasts up to an hour. The second interview may be at the school. Both of mine were downtown at the hospital where clerkships take place. The drive is short, however, and everyone being interviewed winds up there for lunch. After interviews, you eat (free) lunch with third year students. The cafeteria is good enough to chose Mercer right off! Then, you are given a tour of the hospital. Finally, you return to the school for one of those cheesy personality tests. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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