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  1. YourFutureMD

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    For everyone who has had the interview, I was wondering if it was ONLY MMI, or was there also an ADDITIONAL open file interview with more traditional interview questions?
    I'm in the process of preparing, and have been doing practice MMI style questions, so I was wondering if I needed to be prepared for more traditional interview questions as well.
    I'm asking because I've had this experience of having MMI + additional open file interview at a different school lol. Any reply would be much appreciated :)
     
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    No traditional interviews! Only MMIs.
     
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    Hey! From my experience, it was just MMI type questions. No "traditional" open file interviews. We were told our interviewers didn't have access to our files. It was to try and prevent any bias and make it more fair.

    Good luck and enjoy your interview day! :)
     
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  4. YourFutureMD

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    Thanks guys! Really appreciate it! :)
     
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    This week's interviews have been canceled (rescheduled) due to the weather :smack:
     
  6. ghouloftokyo

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    So... I hate to be that person... but do you all think we might hear back tomorrow about possible acceptances? I know tomorrow is the earliest regular decision applicants can hear back.

    Looking at last year's thread, it seems like regular decision applicants heard back around beginning of November.. but with the new set of traffic rules from the AAMC, I'm wondering if it changes the timeline? Or maybe I'm just psyching myself out haha
     
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    At an information panel thingy, they said the MMIs would allow them to offer acceptances more quickly than last year, and at my interview, they said we'd likely hear back in 4-6 weeks which would roughly be today to end of October.
     
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  8. ghouloftokyo

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    Wow, I forgot they mentioned that. I interviewed the last week of September, so it's probably still too early to hear back then.
     
  9. PengHuynh

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    MD/PhD II! Completed 9/21

    Don't lose hope yet! They are still giving out II!
     
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    +1!!!! Yay!!!!
     
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    when did you all interview? do you think they are emailing throughout the day?
     
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    Early September!
     
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    ACCEPTED! :D Interviewed 9/13.
     
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    Accepted as well! Interviewed 9/11
     
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    received an email this morning and actually got a call from someone from the school just a moment ago!!
    (interviewed mid September)
     
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    Can anyone speak to how reliable uber is around the MCG area? Thank you!
     
  17. stickgirl390

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    Very reliable, though I have only used it once :confused::D
     
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  18. sarahishappy123

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    I drove to Augusta the night before my interview and my car broke down ~20 minutes before I arrived... I left my car and uber saved the day :)
     
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    Hi all, I have not heard back about interviews at all from any of my schools on interviews, including MCG. I have 522 mcat, 3.6 grad school gpa and 3.2 undergrad gpa. I’m in GA. I don’t have a ton of shadowing hours since I am non traditional track. Has anyone had similar stats and gotten an interview? Is it too late at this point to expect an interview? I would love to know any insight anyone has. Thank you!
     
  20. ghouloftokyo

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    I don't have similar stats, but if it helps in anyway, I was told MCG conducts interviews from September-March. There's still time lots of time left to hear back. You can also update your file all the way until December.
     
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    Accepted on 10/19. Interviewed 9/27. I was extremely impressed with the school's facilities and faculty. Good luck to all of those interviewing in the coming months!
     
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    Congrats! That's amazing you heard back so quickly. I interviewed the same week. Hopefully I'll hear back soon :)
     
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    Does anyone have tips/advice on tackling the MMI here?
     
  24. K-Frog

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    Practice a lot of sample questions. You need to demonstrate insight, with good communication.
     
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    Have those of you accepted submitted your campus preference yet?
     
  26. ReallyANarwhal

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    Question- if we haven’t heard back about interviews yet at this point is it safe to assume the chances of getting an interview are slim? Since I submitted my secondary application in August and I still haven’t been contacted to even schedule an interview I feel like it means they have likely looked at my application and set it aside by now. But I also don’t know a lot about the application review process and am wondering if anyone knows more.
     
  27. stickgirl390

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    You can still get an II through January, possibly Feb. I submitted in July both cycles I applied. First cycle my II came in January (waitlisted), second cycle II came in December (acceptance).
     
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    Are “traditional” questions integrated within the MMI? Like should we still be prepared for questions like tell me about yourself, why medicine, why mcg etc. or are they all based on MMI/Casper scenarios (ethics, teamwork, communication)?
     
  29. Hirro

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    Thank you. I've been holding on to that late II hope since I submitted back in July. I don't mean to come across as ungrateful; I just have always wanted a shot at MCG since I've worked with/shadowed alumni.
     
  30. soclocgroup8

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    It is all MMI scenario questions. There may be an opportunity to talk about your personal experiences if it relates to the prompt, but they are strictly using the MMI format.
     
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    For those familiar with the admissions process, is it possible to be accepted later than the interview cycle decisions after your interview date? I interviewed 9/18 and was not accepted in the first wave of acceptances. I really hope that the ship hasn't sailed, as this is my top choice medical school! ORM, LizzyM 75.
     
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  32. stickgirl390

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    You can get an admittance now trough the first day of orientation (usually late July).
     
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    According to the presentation, if you are not accepted or rejected you will be “in progress” which means they will consider you as time goes on. They meet each week to consider applicants, But with the MMIs, they are projected to finish their decisions by early February. They said they are ahead of schedule this cycle.
     
  34. YourFutureMD

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    For everyone who interviewed, how did you send thank you letters? And also to whom? Because it was MMI, and we were not given the contacts of those who interviewed us, idk what to do lol
     
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    I wrote a letter addressed to the admissions committee, wrote what I had to say, printed, signed it by hand, then uploaded the scanned copy in the document tab under the category "Other" with a relevant title. I got accepted so I'm guessing they don't hate this way of doing it
     
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  36. SawyerMoccassin

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    Anyone know when they start sending OOS IIs? I'm a TN resident with very close ties to GA.
     
  37. Boola Boy

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    Are there any current students able to answer questions about how much free time is available on the Athens campus? After community service requirements, and mandatory small-group and large group learning, I feel like that does not leave a lot of time for studying on my own for Step I or pursuing research.

    Do students at the Augusta campus have more free time given that there are less mandatory group learning sessions?
     
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    In general from previous years an application is active at all times, my experiences from the people I know if applicant don't hear the first two months, then they have big waive of acceptance in early march , it is a major one for the applicants waited since September and after that most applications go to waiting list. There is always hope!
     
  39. bdoc13

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    I just sent an email to the admissions office thanking everyone. I was accepted ED.
     
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  40. stickgirl390

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    I’m at the Augusta campus. The answer to your question varies person to person. I am the type of student that needs to study a lot, so I usually have Friday night off, half of Saturday and half of Sunday. In Augusta you have 2-3 mandatory afternoon activities each week (usually 2), such as PBL/PD/ultrasound etc. Some weeks we have student presentations or special speakers but that’s only once in a while. There is dedicated Step 1 study time in year 2. Research won’t begin until the summer of M1
     
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  41. Boola Boy

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    Thanks for your response. i’ve been considering the Augusta campus over the Athens campus because I’m not a huge fan of compulsory lecture.

    What is PD? How much study time is there for Step in Year 2.

    What are the stipulations of the community service requirement? Is it a project with a presentation/deliverable at the end, or is it just an activity and you are required to get x amount of hours? I also heard that the number of hours you volunteer is a factor that is talked about in your Dean’s Letter when you apply to residency, can anyone comment on the veracity of this statement?
     
  42. stickgirl390

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    PD is physical diagnosis with the standardized patients. I’m not 100% sure about dedicated Step study time but I want to say 6 weeks. The community service hour is 20 hours M1 and 20 hours M2. You just have to fill out a little blurb about what you did each time you volunteer. The community service hours are not something I worry about in the slightest. There’s plenty of opportunities and plenty of time to do it. I’ve never heard of it having anything to do with a Deans letter.

    I don’t know what you mean by “compulsory lecture” but Augusta campus lecture does not have an attendance policy, so you don’t have to go if you don’t want to.
     
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    How often do acceptances get sent out? Is it like in waves?
     
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    Does anyone have intell on the next wave of acceptances?
     
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    Last year was last Thursday/Friday of the month
     
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    I'm a GA resident and still have not heard back for an II...submitted my app late July and mid-October they reached out to me saying they needed some more proof of residency forms (which I submitted immediately btw). Getting a little worried since so many people have already had interviews/acceptances :( LM 65
     
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    Literally the same thing happened to me if it makes you feel better. LM 68 but beginning to wonder if I will get an II or not!
     
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    Me too and I submitted all of my Georgia residency documents the first time. Idk why this is happening and I am getting pretty anxious. Neither them nor Mercer have given me any love
     
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    SAME HERE. So frustrating and concerning :(
     
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    Seems like a lot of us are in the same boat here then. Hopefully some good news comes our way before the holidays!
     

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