EGSC student accepted into medical school at Mercer University
By Harley Strickland, East Georgia State College | October 8, 2019 3:19 pm
Susanna Hall, a student at East Georgia State College, has been accepted into medical school at Mercer University. She will attend school at Mercer after finishing her Bachelor of Science in Biology at EGSC in May of 2020.
Hall chose EGSC after graduating from Thomas Jefferson Academy in 2017. EGSC wasn’t her first choice, but she’s thankful her parents helped pursued her to attend the local college.
“Just because it’s so close to home, East Georgia was not my first choice for school, but then I really relied on the advice of my parents and really took that into consideration that college just isn’t about me,” said Hall. “Their decision weighs in a lot financially. They really recommended East Georgia for at least the first year, first two years. I ended up here and I received the Correll Scholarship and, once I was immersed in this environment, I knew there was no other place I would want to go.”
Hall found out there was a bachelor’s degree program and she knew EGSC was where she wanted to be before she moved on to a bigger university to study. She said coming from a smaller high school, she has enjoyed the smaller classes and campus at EGSC.
“In the Biology program, I am in classes that my biggest class size is 14 people, so the student-professor interaction is like nowhere else,” said Hall. “I feel like, especially being in the Biology program, that is really crucial in helping me learn the best way I can and learning how to problem solve, learning how to work with other people, because we are able to do so much small group interaction. I feel like East Georgia really provides a relaxed environment to take on rigorous courses.”
Hall plans to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Biology in May of 2020. Later that year, she will begin Mercer University in Macon to pursue her dream of going into pediatrics and family medicine.
In August, Hall sent her primary application into Mercer. Just last month, in September, she was invited to submit her secondary application and received an invitation for an interview. Just a short time after, Hall got the news she had been waiting to hear – she had been accepted for the early decision program to attend Mercer University.
Before heading off to Mercer, Hall plans to stay active in the organizations and clubs she is involved with on campus. She is currently the vice president for the Student Government Association, and is a part of the STEM Club, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society (TriBeta) and the Book Club.
When Hall isn’t busy with a club or organization or studying, you can find her drawing, painting or reading. She can also be found in what has been jokingly referred to as “Susanna’s office,” a small student study nook in the Academic Building, where she and other biology majors study between classes.
Hall’s future plan is to come back to the area of Swainsboro and open her own pediatric and family medicine practice.