You have an offer of acceptance - next steps
To acceptees to the MD program (entering Aug 2017; the Class of 2021):
Congratulations on the offer of acceptance to attend the MD program at Mercer University School of Medicine. The official offer of acceptance e-mailed to you from the MUSM Admissions Office includes a lot of important information that needs your attention. If you wish to accept the offer, here are next steps at a glance. Please bookmark this page and check back periodically for updates.
1) Paying your Deposit to hold a spot in the incoming class: Instead of sending a check, you have the option of paying your deposit online at https://mdapply.mercer.edu/security/Login.aspx (User name is your AAMC ID, and Password is the one you were sent in an e-mail communication from our admissions office when you were invited to submit a Secondary Application). This will allow your Campus Preference Request to be processed as soon as your deposit is received. Within 2 business days of receipt of your deposit online or via check, the Admissions Office will notify you by e-mail of its receipt.
2) Sign and Return the official Acceptance Letter: Please print a copy of the official Acceptance Letter, sign where requested and mail an original copy of this to (please adhere to the format below)
School of Medicine Admissions Office
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207.
If you are sending it by FEDEX/courier, please use this address: Jina Parrish, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College St, Macon, GA 31207.
3) AAMC Facilitated Criminal Background Check: For those accepted via the Early Decision Program, you should receive an e-mail from Certiphi Inc., or Vertical Screen Inc., that prompts you to complete forms needed to initiate a Criminal Background Check facilitated by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). You will receive this e-mail at the e-mail address you have specified on your Primary AMCAS Application. The e-mail will have a link to https://www.applicationstation.com/home/home_new.asp?r=Y For those accepted via Regular Pool, the e-mail is sent starting the first week of January of the expected year of matriculation. If you have been accepted in January or later, you should receive the e-mail within 2 business days of an offer of acceptance to you. Please respond to this e-mail promptly. Please screen your Spam/Junk folder to ensure you do not miss this communication. Please ensure you complete all steps to authorize the background check. And please ensure you release the results of the background check to Mercer University School of Medicine promptly.
4) List of Annexures included in the Acceptance Packet e-mailed to acceptees:
- Technical Standards & Physical Exam Form
- AAMC Standard Immunization Form
- Medical Verification of Disability Form
- Form for Requesting Accommodations
- Student Code of Honor and Professional Conduct
- Dress Code for MUSM M.D. Students
- Campus Preference Request for Entering Class of 2017
- Information on Financial Aid from the Office of Student Financial Planning
- Documentation in Support of Declaration of Domicile in the State of GA
5) Processing Site Preference Requests: As noted in the acceptance letter, please be advised we may not be able to guarantee assigning you to the campus (campuses) you prefer. If we are unable to grant you your first or second campus choice, we will be happy to waitlist you for your first two choices, and let you know what your Wait-List Number is. For Early Assurance applicants, campus preference processing occurs after eventual acceptance in June 2017; further details are in the Acceptance Letter.
6) Requesting Accommodations: If you are seeking accommodation for a disability, please contact Dr. Patrick Roche (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 478-301-2652), Associate Dean of Student Affairs (Macon Campus), regardless of your campus preference, as soon as you can and at least by April 30 2017. As required by law, students requiring accommodations for a disability must initially self-identify as a student with a disability by registering with the Office of Access and Accommodation Services. Requesting accommodations is an interactive process and should be completed in a timely manner using the two forms below to allow adequate time for accommodation arrangements to be made.
Please see http://medicine.mercer.edu/student-services/ for more information.
7) A note on transcripts: Please note that unless otherwise specified we need a final copy of the official transcript that includes the date and title of the undergraduate degree awarded. If transcripts will be delivered electronically, please use email@example.com as the recipient e-mail address.
8) Questions on Financial Aid: Once you accept the offer with a deposit, admissions staff will enter your information in our Student Enrollment System, and it is then that the Office of Student Financial Planning is able to look up FAFSA and answer any questions acceptees may have on financial aid. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contacts: Susan Lumsden, Director of Student Financial Planning, Phone: (478) 301-2539; Mary Scott, Associate Director of Student Financial Planning, Phone: (478) 301-2853. For those accepted by end of May 2017, financial Aid award letters will be sent by mid June 2017.
9) Questions on Immunization: These should be directed to Mercer University Student Health Center. The Admissions Office is unable to answer any questions about whether or not a specific immunization is adequate or not. Questions on Physical Exam form and or Immunizations should be addressed to email@example.com, Phone: (478)-301-2696. Link to the Student Health Center here.
10) Would you like to have a guided tour of any of our campuses? Please sign up at http://medicine.mercer.edu/admissions/visit/
11) Will you be moving to the Columbus campus for Years 3 & 4? Here is some information about the Columbus Campus. Further questions about living near the Columbus Campus, please contact Janelle Hollis, Clerkship Coordinator (Columbus Campus), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (706)-223-5181.
12) Official Mercer University School of Medicine Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mercersom
13) Looking to network with current students at MUSM? Below are links to Facebook pages of current classes of students at the School of Medicine.
- Class of 2017: https://www.facebook.com/groups/120821221405612/
- Class of 2018: https://www.facebook.com/groups/676086575737729
- Class of 2019: https://www.facebook.com/groups/899403906770689/
- Class of 2020: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1607048459550157/
14) Looking for apartments?
Macon - Please be aware a compilation of various listings is provided merely for your convenience (click here to download) and we hope this is useful to you. No endorsement of the listings herein by Mercer University or Mercer University School of Medicine is implied. Also see http://www.apartments.com/macon-ga/#navlink=subnav
15) For an Overview of the MD curriculum and the Academic Calendar, please visit http://medicine.mercer.edu/academics/ For now, please review the handbook for the 2016-17 year. Handbooks for the 2017-18 year will be posted on the same page in July/Aug 2017.
16) Dates of Orientation: August 14-18, 2017 (Macon as well as Savannah Campus)
17) Stethoscopes: Stethoscopes will be gifted. There is no need to purchase one.
18) White Coat Ceremony (Dates):
Macon Campus: August 26, 2017 10:00 am - 12 noon at the Willingham Auditorium
Savannah Campus: August 19, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Mercer Auditorium, Hoskins Building
19) Mercer e-mail addresses: Mercer student e-mail accounts will be set up by IT from June 2017 onward for students that have accepted our offer of admission and have been entered in our Student Information System. It is upon receipt of the signed copy of the acceptance letter, deposit, and campus preference request that we enter an acceptee in the Student Information System. By end of June 2017, all those who have accepted offers as of the end of May 2017 should expect to receive an e-mail notification at the e-mail address provided on the Primary AMCAS Application once a Mercer e-mail address has been created. This e-mail will come from Kevin Hatifield in the IT Division at Mercer.
20) Are requests for deferral of matriculation considered? We consider requests for deferral of matriculation by an year on a case by case basis. Requests should be made in writing outling the circumstances to email@example.com no later than May 30, 2017. Approval of a request should not be assumed.
21) Has your contact information changed? Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your Full Name, AAMC ID, and phone number in the e-mail, and the program you have been accepted to.