Next Steps for Accepted Students

Acceptees to the M.D. program

(Entering August 2020, Class of 2024)

Congratulations on the offer of acceptance to attend the M.D. program at Mercer University School of Medicine!  The official offer of acceptance emailed 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 and helpful resources. Please bookmark this page and check back periodically for updates.

  1. Paying your deposit to hold a spot in the incoming class:
    • You can pay your deposit online.
    • The username is your AAMC ID, and the password is the one you were sent in an email 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 two business days of receipt of your deposit online, the Admissions Office will notify you by email of its receipt.
  2. Signing and returning the official acceptance letter:
    • Please print a copy of the official acceptance letter, sign where requested and mail an original copy to (please adhere to the format below):
      Mercer University
      School of Medicine Admissions Office
      1501 Mercer University Drive
      Macon, GA 31207
    • If you are sending it by FEDEX/courier, please use this address: Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College St., Macon, GA 31207.
    • You may also send the acceptance letter via email to
  3. AAMC facilitated criminal background check:
    • For those accepted via the Early Decision Program, you should receive an email 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 email at the email address you specified on your Primary AMCAS Application. The email will have a link to Application Station.
    • For those accepted via regular pool, the email 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 two business days of an offer of acceptance to you. Please respond to this email promptly. Please check your spam/junk folder to ensure you do not miss this communication. Please complete all steps to authorize the background check. Also, please release the results of the background check to Mercer University School of Medicine promptly.
  4. Enclosures in the emailed acceptance packet:
    • Technical Standards & Physical Exam Form
    • AAMC Standard Immunization Form
    • Form for Medical Verification of Disability
    • Application Form to Request Accommodations
    • Student Code of Honor and Professional Conduct
    • Dress Code for MUSM M.D. students
    • Campus Preference Request Form
    • Information on financial aid from the Office of Student Financial Planning
    • Documentation in support of Declaration of Domicile in the State of Georgia
    • Required Premedical Course Form
  5. Process of site preference requests: As noted in the acceptance letter, please be advised we may not be able to guarantee assigning you to the campus (or 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 waitlist number is. For early assurance applicants, campus preference processing occurs after eventual acceptance in June 2020.
  6. Requesting accommodations: If you are seeking accommodation for a disability, please contact Dr. Candi Nobles-James at or (478) 301-2531, Associate Dean of Student Affairs (Macon Campus), regardless of your campus preference, as soon as you can and at least by April 30, 2020. 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.
  7. A note on transcripts: Please note that unless otherwise specified, we need a final copy of your official transcript that includes the date and title of the undergraduate/graduate degree awarded. If transcripts will be delivered electronically, please use as the recipient email 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 information and answer any questions acceptees may have on financial aid. For those accepted by end of May 2020, financial aid award letters will be sent by mid-June 2020.
    Susan Lumsden, Director of Student Financial Planning, (478) 301-2539,
  9. Questions on immunization: These should be directed to the 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 the Physical Exam Form and/or immunizations should be addressed to or (478) 301-2696. Link to the Student Health Center here.
  10. Would you like to have a guided tour of any of our campuses? Sign up for a tour.
  11. Will you be moving to the Columbus campus for years three and four?  Here is some information about the Columbus campus. Further questions about living near the Columbus campus can be directed to Janelle Hollis, Clerkship Coordinator (Columbus Campus), (706) 223-5181.
  12. Mercer University School of Medicine Facebook page
  13. Looking to network with current students at MUSM? Connect with the School of Medicine Class of 2024 on Facebook.
  14. Overview of the M.D. curriculum and the academic calendar: call 1-800-MERCER-U.
  15. Orientation:  Orientation begins the week of August 10, 2020.
  16. Stethoscopes:  Stethoscopes will be gifted. There is no need to purchase one.
  17. White Coat Ceremony:
    Macon Campus: Friday August 14, 2020 at 9:00 am.
    Savannah Campus: Friday August 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm.
  18. Mercer email addresses: Mercer student email accounts will be set up by IT from June 2020 onward for students who have accepted an offer of admission and have been entered in the Student Information System. Upon receipt of the signed copy of the acceptance letter, deposit and campus preference request, we will enter an acceptee in the Student Information System. By the end of June 2020, all those who have accepted offers as of the end of May 2020 should expect to receive an email notification at the email address provided on the Primary AMCAS Application once a Mercer email address has been created. This email will come from Kevin Hatifield in the IT Division at Mercer.
  19. Requests for deferral of matriculation: We consider requests for deferral of matriculation by a year on a case-by-case basis. Requests should be made in writing outlining the circumstances to no later than May 30, 2020.  Approval of a request should not be assumed.
  20. Has your contact information changed? Please notify us at Please include your full name, AAMC ID, phone number and the program to which you have been accepted in the email.