The influence of Georgia’s only public medical school spans from its founding nearly
200 years ago, in 1828, as the nation’s fifth public medical school, the third medical
school in the Southeast and the 13th in the nation, to its current role optimizing
health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery and service.
|The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University’s founding school, is the state’s
leading provider of physicians, graduating the largest number of physicians of the
five medical schools in Georgia. More than 51 percent of MCG graduates remain in Georgia
to practice, well above the average retention rate of 39 percent. In 2016 MCG graduated
more than two times the physicians going into primary care and core specialties –
like family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency
medicine and general surgery – than any other medical school in the state of Georgia.
|Statewide growth of medical education is a priority at MCG. Expanding partnerships
with physicians and hospitals throughout Georgia ensures that students experience
the full spectrum of medicine, from urban hospitals to small-town solo practices,
with a focus on primary care and providing health care to medically underserved areas.
The educational experience is anchored by MCG’s main campus in Augusta, as well as
three regional clinical campuses and a four-year campus in Athens in partnership with
the University of Georgia.