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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why Mercer?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any family in GA? (they also asked about all the places I've lived since I moved around a lot)" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you feel you would fit in with problem based learning?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we choose you? (but they asked it in a nice way)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN,Mercer website, reviewed PBL curriculum, messaged Mercer students on SDN and meet with one before interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviews were so relaxed that it actually threw me off guard. But still be prepared for them. All the students seemed happy to be there as well. I also liked that the school is by Mercer University instead of being isolated. The university has a great food court in one building, so you have more areas to hang out or study if you want." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"At lunch, the 3rd and 4th years write an evaluation on you later. I was a little annoyed when I first found out about it on SDN, but it's not a big deal. I tried to use it to my advantage and still felt I could open up to them. Additionally, there isn't a cafeteria, but students just seem to eat out or at home. And as I mentioned, you could always walk right over to the university and grab something." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"One interviewer seemed interested in my volunteer work and leadership experience. I've heard from other interviewees that volunteer work is focused on." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I'm always nervous at interviews, but this was the lowest stress one yet. But still be prepared for them. I had one interview on campus with an immunologist (PhD) and the other at the nearby hospital with a 4th year student on the committee. We were given a tour of both the medical school and some of the hospital. Mercer wants doctors who will practice in GA so keep that in mind. I thought I might get a strike against me because I haven't lived in GA my whole life, but there are other students there who haven't either. Not everyone is specializing in primary care either. One of the 4th year students planned on pursuing ophthalmology. Overall, it was a great experience and I'm waiting to hear back from the committee which should be meeting before Thanksgiving some time. Acceptances are given by phone calls and certified letters, which I think is so less stressful. Additionally, Mercer wants to know that you will fit into their entire PBL curriculum. Everyone has to adjust to it so don't worry about having some difficulty at first." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Residence Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/06/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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