Mercer University School of Medicine is proud that it is a no-nonsense institution with a vigorous, engaging, and collaborative academic environment that fosters the development of community-responsive health care leaders. And although it is one of the easiest medical schools to get into, it does have a curriculum and coursework that you will need to take seriously. We will have a look at how you can get into this school and what you will need to gain admission.

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Mission Statement Available Programs Academic Curriculum Application Timeline Admission Statistics Recommended Courses Tuition and Debt Funding Opportunities Selection Factors Interview Formats Contact Information FAQs

Mission Statement

To teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower, and to serve.

Available Programs

Mercer does offer the opportunity for candidates to apply to an early assurance program. While many of the medical school requirements remain the same, the applicants must be enrolled in the post-baccalaureate program at Mercer to be eligible.

Doctor of Medicine program

The Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program educates physicians to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. The curriculum is patient-centered, providing early application of medical and clinical knowledge in a variety of classroom and clinical venues.

  • Technical Standards
  • Special Programs
  • Year I and II – PBL
  • Year I and II – Clinical Skills
  • Year III – Clinical
  • Year IV – Clinical
  • Academic Departments

Academic Curriculum

Application Timeline

Application Cycle Timeline

Applicants are required to submit their application through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), AAMC’s centralized medical school application processing service. Applications for admission and instructions for the application process are available on the AAMC website.

AMCAS Important Dates

  • May 3: AMCAS Application opens
  • May 31: Primary Application Submission begins
  • June 24: Data Transmission to medical schools

Since completed applications are considered by the Admissions Committee on a rolling admissions basis and the number of interview spots is limited, you are encouraged to complete the applications as early in the cycle as possible. Once applications are complete, you will receive an email acknowledgment from the Admissions Office that your file is complete and eligible for review by the Admissions Committee.

Early Decision

Early Assurance

Regular Pool

Admissions Statistics

  • Acceptance rate = 9.96%
  • Average MCAT = 505
  • Average Overall GPA = 3.71

Recommended Courses

As an applicant you are required to have a minimum of one year or two semester-hour laboratory courses in each of the following medical school prerequisites:

  • General Biology
  • General or Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics

You may take a semester of Biochemistry with lab instead of a second semester of Organic Chemistry while AP credit may be used in place of one semester of the Physics requirement. If your AP credit was received for one or more of the other courses listed above, one year of advanced courses with labs in the same discipline must be completed. Also, all required courses must have the corresponding lab hours.

Why are recommended courses important? Checkout the infographic below:

Tuition and Debt

  • Tuition and fees for in-state and out-of-state students: $45,100
  • Total cost of attendance: $24,400 (avg.) per year
  • Students receiving financial aid: 89%
  • Average graduating debt: $186,456
  • National average graduating debt at public medical schools: $175,607
  • National average graduating debt at private medical schools: $184,892

Funding Opportunities

The university’s Office of Student Financial Planning is available to provide information and assistance to students who need financial aid to attend the University. Financial aid may include a combination of loans, medical school scholarships and more. You must apply for financial assistance as early as possible so that forms may be processed and your financial needs are determined.

For more information, you can contact the Office of Financial Planning at (478) 301-2853 or [email protected].

After your enrollment deposit has been made and you have been added to the Student Enrollment System, the Office of Student Financial Planning will be able to provide financial aid estimates if you have requested any. 

Selection Factors

Next, we will have a look at the selection factors that will make you eligible for admission.

Interview Formats

The interview process at MUSM is an opportunity for the faculty, students, and Admissions staff to learn more about you. It also gives you a chance to learn more about MUSM and the school’s M.D. program and to meet with the faculty, staff, and students.

Each applicant will have a 30-45 minute interview with two interviewers. One of the interviewers is an Admissions Committee member who may be a basic science or clinical faculty member or a senior medical student.

You should be aware that both interviewers have access to the primary application, the secondary application, and letters of evaluation before they interview you and through the rest of that application year. Each interviewer submits their comments for the Admissions Committee’s consideration. The Admissions Committee consists of 35 voting members, and each Admissions Committee member has access to these comments as well as your primary and secondary application, letters of recommendation, and declaration of domicile in Georgia.

Here too you should consider working with professionals to increase your chances of landing that seat at Mercer University School of Medicine. The best strategy would be to consider working with a medical school interview tutor who can guide you on coming out on top. If you decide to go it on your own, you can consider a medicine interview course that will teach you how to overcome this “obstacle.”

The bottom line: you should take your medical school interview preparation seriously.

You will also spend one hour with MUSM Ambassadors, who are current Year II medical students. They will be assessing you during this interaction and, unlike interviewers and Admissions Committee members, they do not generally have access to your records. MUSM Ambassadors also submit brief written comments based on their interaction with you at lunch. This report is also included in your packet and is available to the Admissions Committee as they rate and rank you.

An email will be sent within one week of your interview to give you more specific information and the Zoom link for your interview.

The Admissions Office welcomes your feedback on your experience with the application and interview process for the M.D. program at MUSM and will invite you to complete an anonymous survey after the interview. If you have any concerns with the fairness of one or more interview encounters you experienced, you are encouraged to bring them to the attention of the Admissions dean before the end of your interview day. The Admissions Deans and Admissions Office treat this feedback in confidence to evaluate the interview process and intend to use it to address any concerns you may have.

Looking for ways to have your med school application noticed? Check out this video:

Contact information

You can call 1-800-MERCER-U or use the following information:


[email protected]

Biomedical Sciences, M.S. Program

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Family Therapy, M.F.T. Program

[email protected]

Preclinical Sciences, M.S. Program

[email protected]

Rural Health Sciences, Ph.D. Program

[email protected]

Financial Planning

[email protected]

Nathan Deal Scholarship

[email protected]

Primary Care Accelerated Track Program

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1. How can a medical school interview tutor help get me into Mercer?

A medical school interview tutor offers you a customized service as per your requirements and capabilities to ace the university’s interview. The personalized service is always helpful for medical school interviews – and not just at Mercer – to prepare you better because the tutor can address your weaknesses specifically.

2. How difficult is it to get into Mercer?

With an admissions rate of just 9.96%, you can rest assured that this isn’t exactly the easiest school to get into. But, that isn’t something you should be worrying about. What you should instead be doing is focusing on your preparation for your MCAT and interviews. As long as you cover those bases, the rest is just a matter of time and will come in its own time.

3. How will an interview course help me get into Mercer then?

First, you should know that an interview course is a prep course that is designed to tackle medical school interviews – and not just at Mercer. Next, the course is offered to you by professionals who have undergone the process themselves, have become doctors by sitting for their interviews or are now responsible for interviewing new incoming applicants like yourself. This means they can give you firsthand experience and guide you in the right direction.

4. Is Mercer even worth all this effort?

In a nutshell, yes. It is one of the best medical learning institutions in the country. And although it could be tough getting in, you can rest assured that they have a curriculum that will make you a true professional.

5. What are the main things to consider when applying to Mercer?

Well, apart from making sure that you have the best results you can get in your MCAT and CASPer, you need to make sure that you also meet all the other medical school prerequisites and requirements, like whether or not your residency and courses are acceptable in the school. Don’t make assumptions, always check the university’s website and go down all the requirements before you even start your application process.

6. Do I send a letter of intent to Mercer?

Many schools require medical school letters of intent and are often allowed by others.  You have to check with your top-choice school, Mercer or otherwise, before you send it.

7. When should I start preparing for my MCAT test?

It is advisable to start preparing for your MCAT 3 or 6 months before your planned exam date. And then, you should also spend a minimum average of 10 hours a week on your MCAT prep. Of course, your personal decisions should be made depending on the results you get. You can also keep tweaking the plan until you are running at optimal study performance and ace mock tests.

8. What is a good MCAT score for Mercer?

A good score would be anywhere between 506 and 515 – but, any score greater than 517 would be an outstanding one. But, you should also remember that the average MCAT score for Mercer is 504 once you surpass that score, you will be competing with other applicants. So, the higher your score, the greater your chances of getting into the school.

To your success,

Your friends at BeMo

BeMo Academic Consulting

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