I was on my way to Jackson, MS today and decided to stop at William Carey University Hattiesburg campus. I have had my eye on this med school for quite some time ( at least since it opened
) and asked for a tour. Since it was unscheduled, it was not very long at all but I did appreciate that the secretary of the Associate Dean took the time to give me one. Frankly, it probably would not have been any longer had it been scheduled; the Medical school is quite small, granted, I don't have anything to compare it to but it seemed small. Since class was in-session, I did not get to see all of the classrooms but I was able to see the clinical practice setting and study cubicles. The practice clinicals haven't even been touched due to the school only being in its 2nd year. All very nice and had a quality look to it but it also seemed quite mundane and bland. The campus is beautiful with an extremely laxed atmosphere and people seemed prepared to help one another but there is just this ALMOST boring atmosphere which unfortunetly seems to extend into the med school. According to my 'tour guide', there are 100 spots to be filled, I asked the number of applicants, expecting under 1K due to Mississippian preference, but I was WAY off...........2,000 people applied! I just really expected a lot less. Apparently they expect a 3.4 science gpa and a minimum 24 on the MCAT
kinda blew my mind because I was under the impression that anything below a 26 was inadequate. Contrary to how this may be read, I am still content with this school and would love to be a med student here in a couple years. I just wanted to give you guys something to read and I figure some of you guys are interested in this school. If you have any questions, please feel free to post them or PM me.