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"Try to explain the admissions process of the school in more detail, if possible. Such as committee meeting times, how decisions are made, etc. Thank you for being so friendly!"
"They were fantastic and replied promptly to emails!"
"Give better directions"
"Especially at the Savannah campus, put your best faces forward especially with interviews. My entire interview process was awkward, and that came from the demeanor of the interviewers themselves."
"None. Everyone in the admissions office was helpful and very friendly."
"I would prefer an up to date finacial aid packet. The information they gave me seems to be the same"
"I could have used some help getting to and from my interviews. There were a couple of awkward momen"
"Hand out more info because the website is lame and they don't give out info about curriculum"
"I enjoyed the how up front Mary was about the process. They advise you that the students eating lunc"
"None! Keep up the great work."
"Financial aid talk could have been better"
"What kind of books do you like to read or who is your favorite author?"
"Specific questions all focused around application (volunteer/work/hobbies)"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years"
"What would make me a good doctor?"
"What are your strengths?"
"Where do you generally think you will plan to practice?"
"What are your study habits?"
"Why do I want to go in surgery?"
"Do you enjoy teaching others? Why?"
"Why did you fail this course?"
"What was the last book I read?"
"Tell me about a patient who has influenced you."
"Why do you want to become a doctor?"
"What was the most recent book you read for pleasure?"
"Do you see yourself practicing in Georgia in a rural/underserved area?"
"All of my questions were specific to my file."
"What do you think about cap and trade."
"What separates you from other candidates?"
"I am interested to hear your reflections on the current healthcare crisis and legislation."
"Explain your extra-curricular activities"
"Mercer has a specific mission. How have you demonstrated your commitment to that mission?"
"How'd you arrive at the decision to be a doctor?"
"Where do you want to live when you complete your medical training?"
"Why do you want to stay in GA if none of your family lives here?"
"How do you study for your classes- very specifically... "
"How did i prepare for the MCAT"
"Do you play any instruments?"
"What makes a good doctor?"
"Please explain your grades and why you want to be a doctor"
"What was the last book you read?"
"tell me about your research."
"Do you plan to practice in Georgia?"
"If you had to choose today, what would you specialize in? Why?"
"What is the role of a general practice doctor in rural areas?"
"How do you think America's healthcare can be fixed?"
"Why did I choose medicine? What do you feel is Mercer's mission?"
"Whats the difference between Allopathic and Osteopathic?"
"What type of practice do you see yourself going into?"
"Tell me about why you want to be a physician."
"Tell me about your family."
"What is your country of origin? - Bruce Innes. Does it occur to him that Americans come in other colors besides black and white?"
"Tell me about you. (Be prepared and practice this, it will happen)"
"Do you think there is a problem with the American Healthcare System?"
"You were rejected last year, did you even make the wait list?"
"Describe an ideal town for you to work in."
"Tell me about your self, your school, and your family. What do you like to do in your free time?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Tell me what you know about our problem based learning system?"
"Why med school/Mercer and how do you feel about the presidential candidates, policies towards health care. (before the election)"
"Tell me a little about yourself?"
"When did you know you want to be a doctor? Since when did you think about coming to Mercer?"
"Why Mercer? Why do you want to be a physician?
"What will you do if you don't get into med-school?"
"Would you fit well in a PBL environment?"
"What do you know about Mercer?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What type of books do you like to read?"
"See above. What was the most recent book you read? "
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"What is professionalism and how does it relate to the practice of medicine?"
"What is one question you had an answer prepared for that we did not ask you?"
"They wanted to know a lot about my family and my roots in Georgia"
"How would I tell a patient they tested positive for HIV?"
"If a patient came into your office unable to pay, what would you do?"
"(In line with the current conversation)"What would you do if a bear was chasing you?""
"None. All were generic."
"Why would you choose Mercer over MCG?"
"After 20 years in medicine, what would make you say you were successful as a physician?"
"Which campus do you want to attend and why?"
"Do I know the African American history of Savannah? (I am an African American studies minor)"
"So how about that Georgia - Florida game last weekend?"
"Tell me about your hometown?"
"What experiences and lessons from your career as a high school teacher do you think will be most influential in your practice of medicine?"
"Tell me a time you had to do something difficult or had no idea how to do, and how did you handle it?"
"Which of the seven deadly sins is the worst? (Relative to my file -- I worked on a play festival with this theme.)"
"How did you study for the MCAT?"
"Asked about my conflict management skills and really investigated my interpersonal skills to assess potential fit with the PBL approach."
"Who is your favorite professional tennis player? (I am an avid tennis player)"
"Why is X your favorite author"
"What kinds of adventures have you been on in your life? (In reference to a statement I had made about my parents supporting me through all my adventures.) "
"He quoted a part of one of my rec letters & asked me to interpret why I thought the writer said that."
"Tell me why you want to come to Mercer."
"What do you know about problem-based learning?"
"What kind of echinoderms did you study on your study abroad trip?"
"How did i think the curriculum would enable me to be a good physician"
"What do you feel you can contribute to the PBL curriculum."
"Tell me something that isnt in your application."
"Do you know how to hit an inside curveball?"
"''Lets talk about those grades and why you did so poorly when you knew you wanted to go to medical school''"
"Why do you feel you would fit in with problem based learning?"
"''You play guitar? Oh, awesome, what kind of music do you like to play?''"
"How will you deal with the stress and amount of reading required in medical school?"
"what events did you swim in high school? tell me about high school?"
"How do you plan to incorporate travel into your career as a physician?"
"As a paramedic, what were the most memorable and difficult experiences you've had?"
"Do you like Macs or PCs?"
"Do you like to read?"
"What influenced me to minor in religion? Various questions about my extracurricular activites."
"Would you support a system in which all med students were forced to attend a medical mission say in Indonesia to help with Malaria?"
"What the last book I read was."
"Do you feel like doctor's today are considered compassionate by their patients?"
"Why would you want to stay in GA?"
"Do you think there should be a medical school in the southeast region of Georgia?"
"Name some books that you have read."
"What do you feel is the biggest problem facing healthcare today and what sort of solution would you propose?"
"Why should Mercer accept you over anybody else?!"
"How far in advance would you begin preparing for an exam?"
"Tell me about your Grandmother's Steinway Grand Piano."
"What do you see as the worst aspect of medicine?"
"Would you ever be able to empathize with a blind person?"
"What do I think of the "political" situation and the US involvement in Iraq?"
"None were out of the ordinary, mostly talking about my self. Very conversational. Examples:
Tell me about your school?
Why do you want to be a physician?
What will you do if you don't get in this year?"
"Pick a current event and talk about it in your owns words. (I picked the tsunamis and got asked which ocean and which countries were affected! Luckily I knew!!)"
"Describe what you would like to be a typical day in your life 10 years down the road."
"Nothing really. All we did was talk about myself and why i wanted to come to Mercer"
"One of my interviewers asked how I would participate if I was in a group discussion to solve a problem. Once I answered he then asked me to give him a specific example in which I applied my answer to the previous question in real life. Kinda caught me off guard with the specific example."
"Discribe the difference between my generation and my parents/grandparents generation."
"What would an ideal physician be like? How do you compare to this ideal physician?"
"Nothing really interesting. All the usual questions."
"One of my interviews led into a few questions about "study habits and methods." It was an opportunity to provide insight about test prep and self discipline. "
"What was one of your most important experiences in a medical setting?"
"Questions specifically about my background"
"What do you like to do in your free time?"
"None were really that interesting."
"The interviewer told me that the LCME uses four words to describe/evaluate qualities that med students should have -- he made me guess what those 4 words were."
"Do you like the Nutcracker? (My interviewer played it during the interview.)"
"Describe a time in your life when you taught yourself how to do something (without any help)."
"Why are you interested in practicing in an underserved community?"
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