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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why Mercer? Are you familiar with the Problem-Based-Learning curriculum? How do you see youself functioning within this curriculum?" Report Response

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

"What specialty do you intend to practice? (Mercer's a school dedicated to graduating primary and rural care physicians)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do in your free time?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How well do you see yourself functioning in our problem-based curriculum? Will you be a leader or a follower? Why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over the information sent to me by Mercer, review Mercer's Mission Statement, familiarized myself with PBL/Mercer curriculum/teaching methods, review AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The camaraderie among the student body." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Both of my interviewers (but especially the second one) seemed rather confrontational, even hostile at times. Instead of the "getting to know you" vibe I got at all of my other interviews, it seemed like these two were more interested in calling me and/or proving me wrong on every response I made. I knew it would be bad when the first question I was asked was why my "science" recomedations came from Chemistry and not Biology professors." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The fact that the school is located so far from its affiliated hospital." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Hard to say...the people in the admissions office are WONDERFUL, and I really admired how close the students seem to be both as a student body and with the faculty. But I was really discouraged by both of my interviewers who really seemed to make it apparent that they were doing me a favor by taking time out of their schedules to interview me. (One even made me sit across from her in her office and wait - in silence - while she finished checking her e-mail!)" Report Response

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