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Mercer University School of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

The mission of the School of Medicine is to provide healthcare professionals to serve the underserved areas of the State of Georgia and therefore the chief characteristics that the Admissions Committee seeks include evidence of commitment to the mission. Georgia residency is a requirement but preference is given to those with stronger ties to the State.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Gail Coleman
Application fee  $75
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  N/A
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  N/A
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

Admissions & Enrollment

Total applicants  N/A
In-state applicants  N/A
Out-of-state applicants  N/A
Women applicants  N/A
Minority applicants  N/A
International applicants  N/A

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  N/A
Oldest MCAT considered  N/A
Median MCAT Scores  N/A
Required undergraduate course work
biology
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  N/A
Full-time faculty  N/A
Part-time faculty  N/A
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  N/A
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  N/A
Full-time faculty in clinical program  N/A
Part-time faculty in clinical program  N/A

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  N/A
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  N/A
Principal investigators (PIs)  N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Columbus Regional Medical Center
Medical Center of Central Georgia
Memorial University Medical Center
Saint Francis Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The first two years of the curriculum are taught in a small group- problem based setting and therefore the learning is very self directed and requires students that are committed to life long learning.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  N/A
Step 1: Percent passing  N/A
Step 1: Average score  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  N/A

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  N/A
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  N/A
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  N/A
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  N/A

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  N/A
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  N/A
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average) N/A

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  N/A
MCAT total score  N/A
Acceptance rate  N/A
Full-time faculty-student ratio  N/A
Total medical school enrollment  N/A

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Susan Lumsden
Financial aid phone  (478) 301-2853

Expenses

Tuition  N/A
Required fees  N/A
Room and board  N/A
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  N/A

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  N/A
Students receiving loans  N/A
Students receiving grants/scholarships  N/A
Students receiving work study  N/A

 

 

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