Secondary Essay Prompts for the Mercer University School of Medicine

Below are the secondary essay prompts for the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA.

2016 – 2017

  • The mission of the Mercer University School of Medicine is to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. How do you plan to contribute to healthcare in rural or underserved Georgia?
  • Please describe a service or volunteer activity that you feel best prepared you for the mission of our school?
  • The recruitment of a diverse student body is a major goal of Mercer University School of Medicine’s Admissions Committee. Students learn from each other as well as from faculty, and being part of a diverse student body affords additional learning opportunities for every student. Please tell us what facets of your life and education to date would contribute to the achievement of this goal. Such facets might include your early education, socioeconomic status, culture, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and life or work experiences.
  • What ethical dilemmas do you foresee that you might encounter in a medical practice in rural and underserved Georgia? Please describe one such incident and how you might resolve it.
  • Would you consider yourself disadvantaged as compared to the ‘average’ medical school applicant?
  • Please explain to the Admissions Committee other factors that would help them better understand your unique circumstances? (i.e. poor grades, MCAT score, missing information, life circumstances, legal difficulties, additions to your AMCAS application since it was completed, etc.)
  • Residency Verification Form. Must be notarized.
  • Passport sized photo

*Limit of 230 words per essay.

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