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Good luck to everyone applying!

Secondary Questions:
Please discuss your primary interest in attending the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. (300 words)

Please describe your motivation for becoming a physician. What contributions do you feel that you could make to the medical profession in the future? (300 words)

Please list any additional clinical experiences that are not included on your AMCAS application. Please include the physician’s name OR type of experience (i.e., Nursing, PA, EMT, E.R. Scribe, etc.) in the description column below along with the location, dates and total number of hours. If no additional experiences have occurred, please select "N/A."

The Admissions Committee regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of MCG and meeting the healthcare needs of a diverse patient population. Please describe how your own personal attributes, background, or life experiences, would contribute to the diversity of the class. (300 words)

The art of medicine requires resilience on the part of its practitioners. There can be perceived failure even when the medical team has done everything right. Please describe a time when you part of something that failed. What did you learn from this experience? (300 words)

Please describe the geographical area in which you would most likely practice medicine and why. Please include the country, region, state, city and/or town in your response. (300 words)

Please explain any inconsistencies in your academic record. This may include below average course performance, grade trends, MCAT scores, etc. (300 words or N/A)

If applicable, indicate any special experiences, unusual factors, or other information you have not already addressed in your application. (300 words or N/A)

Please discuss any disruptions to your medical school application as a result of COVID-19. This may include but is not limited to academic performance, clinical, volunteer, research and extracurricular activities. (300 words or N/A)

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Under coursework information, if we are graduating in May 2023, do we just put "other" for the year?
 
Also for the pre-reqs it asks for:
  • One academic year of Chemistry. One semester must be Organic Chemistry and one semester must be Biochemistry.
So do we put down just organic chem and biochem? Or do we also put down general chemistry (because I don't see a box where we can drag classes into general chemistry)
 
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Also for the pre-reqs it asks for:
  • One academic year of Chemistry. One semester must be Organic Chemistry and one semester must be Biochemistry.
So do we put down just organic chem and biochem? Or do we also put down general chemistry (because I don't see a box where we can drag classes into general chemistry)
Did you get the secondary already?

It seems like gen chem isn't required. I would put down orgo and biochem.
 
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OOS secondary received.

Prompts:
Please discuss your primary interest in attending the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. (300 words)

Please describe your motivation for becoming a physician. What contributions do you feel that you could make to the medical profession in the future? (300 words)

Please list any additional clinical experiences that are not included on your AMCAS application. Please include the physician’s name OR type of experience (i.e., Nursing, PA, EMT, E.R. Scribe, etc.) in the description column below along with the location, dates and total number of hours. If no additional experiences have occurred, please select "N/A."

The Admissions Committee regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of MCG and meeting the healthcare needs of a diverse patient population. Please describe how your own personal attributes, background, or life experiences, would contribute to the diversity of the class. (300 words)

The art of medicine requires resilience on the part of its practitioners. There can be perceived failure even when the medical team has done everything right. Please describe a time when you part of something that failed. What did you learn from this experience? (300 words)

Please describe the geographical area in which you would most likely practice medicine and why. Please include the country, region, state, city and/or town in your response. (300 words)

Please explain any inconsistencies in your academic record. This may include below average course performance, grade trends, MCAT scores, etc. (300 words or N/A)

If applicable, indicate any special experiences, unusual factors, or other information you have not already addressed in your application. (300 words or N/A)

Please discuss any disruptions to your medical school application as a result of COVID-19. This may include but is not limited to academic performance, clinical, volunteer, research and extracurricular activities. (300 words or N/A)
 
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Any ED applicants get an interview invite yet?
 
Has anyone else not taken stats?... was planning to take it the following spring if I get an ii or A. Not sure how to handle that in the app tho
 
Has anyone else not taken stats?... was planning to take it the following spring if I get an ii or A. Not sure how to handle that in the app tho
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  • Students must have completed, or be enrolled in, all prerequisite courses by January of the planned matriculation year. Special permission may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Admissions to complete the courses in a spring or summer semester, ending no later than July of the planned matriculation year.
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Can you take it this fall semester? You'll need an exception if you don't get it done this semester it looks like
 
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  • Students must have completed, or be enrolled in, all prerequisite courses by January of the planned matriculation year. Special permission may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Admissions to complete the courses in a spring or summer semester, ending no later than July of the planned matriculation year.
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Can you take it this fall semester? You'll need an exception if you don't get it done this semester it looks like
The only class in the fall is MWF and Im working full time in an ER and part time at a research lab so its not really an option. Was thinking about registering for the class then dropping it and dealing with the appeal for a spring class when I leave my lab in December... not sure if thats the best option but it seems reasonable, and I also don't want to pay for stats without an interview since im not considered instate anymore (changed residency to get instate undergrad tuition) and the chances are low.
 
The only class in the fall is MWF and Im working full time in an ER and part time at a research lab so its not really an option. Was thinking about registering for the class then dropping it and dealing with the appeal for a spring class when I leave my lab in December... not sure if thats the best option but it seems reasonable, and I also don't want to pay for stats without an interview since im not considered instate anymore (changed residency to get instate undergrad tuition) and the chances are low.
If you're not considered a Georgia resident, I probably wouldn't bother applying unless you have amazing stats. It's like 5 OOS students every year in a class of 260 students
 
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  • Students must have completed, or be enrolled in, all prerequisite courses by January of the planned matriculation year. Special permission may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Admissions to complete the courses in a spring or summer semester, ending no later than July of the planned matriculation year.
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Can you take it this fall semester? You'll need an exception if you don't get it done this semester it looks like
@ihatescience99 I'm interpreting this as you can be enrolled in the course by January aka spring semester?
 
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Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I have a question regarding the following prompt: "Please describe your motivation for becoming a physician. What contributions do you feel that you could make to the medical profession in the future?"

How is everyone tackling the second part of the question, which asks what contributions we could make to the medical profession? Are you guys just listing traits you have, or are you listing a part of medicine you hope to focus on, or am I looking at this completely wrong? I really appreciate any input anyone can offer! Thank you!!
 
Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I have a question regarding the following prompt: "Please describe your motivation for becoming a physician. What contributions do you feel that you could make to the medical profession in the future?"

How is everyone tackling the second part of the question, which asks what contributions we could make to the medical profession? Are you guys just listing traits you have, or are you listing a part of medicine you hope to focus on, or am I looking at this completely wrong? I really appreciate any input anyone can offer! Thank you!!
I went with listing a part of medicine that I plan to focus on. Not sure if this is the right way to approach it
 
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Hi,
Did anybody receive a complete email or something along those lines after receiving the “secondary application received” email?
 
Hi,
Did anybody receive a complete email or something along those lines after receiving the “secondary application received” email?
No - as far as I know, they do not send out complete emails. As long as all of the documents listed in the application received email have been submitted, then I believe you are all good.
 
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Part of me regrets not applying to MCG EDP. I was worried about putting all my eggs in one basket with EDP, which was why I avoided it and did Regular Decision. I applied to 56 MD schools and the secondary app workload is awful.
 
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Part of me regrets not applying to MCG EDP. I was worried about putting all my eggs in one basket with EDP, which was why I avoided it and did Regular Decision. I applied to 56 MD schools and the secondary app workload is awful.
I always try to remind myself that this time will pass, regardless of how you spend it. This will pay off for you in the end, friend!
 
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This is my top choice and I simply cannot wait for them to start sending RD IIs 🥺
 
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I am a GA resident applying to MCG - RD. I wanted to ask, do we need to just submit a GA drivers license to be complete and considered for a an interview, or is there something about tuition classification. I am unsure if I only need to submit tax documents after the interview (2 weeks post interview?).
 
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I am a GA resident applying to MCG - RD. I wanted to ask, do we need to just submit a GA drivers license to be complete and considered for a an interview, or is there something about tuition classification. I am unsure if I only need to submit tax documents after the interview (2 weeks post interview?).
I believe what you said is correct!
 
Accepted EDP! Good luck to everyone else the rest of the way!
 
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We do? I didn't know that. I just remembered submitting a secondary with no additional materials needed. Or maybe its for post-interview?
So I think the tax stuff isn’t necessary until you interview, but the completion email states that in order for your file to be complete, you need to upload lawful residence and Georgia residency documentation (like a state ID/license).
 
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So I think the tax stuff isn’t necessary until you interview, but the completion email states that in order for your file to be complete, you need to upload lawful residence and Georgia residency documentation (like a state ID/license).
Oh man, I made a bad mistake. I completed my secondaries back in 8/1, but if I didn't turn in those, I'm basically at the bottom of the rolling admission cycle.

Edit: Actually never mind, I just double checked my MCG application and I did actually turn in a copy of my driver's license already and I merely forgotten.
 
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Oh man, I made a bad mistake. I completed my secondaries back in 8/1, but if I didn't turn in those, I'm basically at the bottom of the rolling admission cycle.

Edit: Actually never mind, I just double checked my MCG application and I did actually turn in a copy of my driver's license already and I merely forgotten.
Haha! One less thing to stress about.
 
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Received an IS II this past week as well. Completed late August, RD, LM 73

Does anyone have any general advice for MCG's interview? I know interviewees need to sign a NDA, but is there anything generally helpful without specifics?
 
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Received an IS II this past week as well. Completed late August, RD, LM 73

Does anyone have any general advice for MCG's interview? I know interviewees need to sign a NDA, but is there anything generally helpful without specifics?
congrats! what dates were available if you don't mind me asking?
 
II about 20 mins ago! Only available dates were 10/04 and 10/06. Complete 07/24
 
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II about an hour ago! Complete mid-July, and the only dates to choose from were 10/4 and 10/6. Just to note, the email went to my Spam.
 
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I got an II yesterday at 9:15am as well. IS, LM 76 and WARS~88. Interview dates 10/4 or 10/6. Application completed on 8/26 :)
 
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