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Medical College
of Georgia

Since 1828   Augusta, GA

2015 Fact Sheet

Regional Campuses:

Albany, Savannah/Brunswick, Rome, and Athens (four-year campus, UGA partnership)

Clinical training offered at 135 sites statewide





2,684 applicants
11.7 to 1 acceptance ratio

GPA 3.73 overall
(above national average)

MCAT 31.3 mean
(at national average)

$27,802 + fees, resident
$55,606 + fees, non-resident

26 MD/PhD
487 Residents and Fellows
in 44 programs
156 Postdoctoral Fellows





14 America's top doctors
65 in best doctors; 50 endowed chairs

181 part-time
1,823 community-clinical/adjunct

629 full-time
51 part-time



1 in 5

GA physicians are MCG alums or completed a MCG/GRHealth residency

30-40 percent practice primary care

Over 11,270 located; 5,289 live in GA


EMPHASIS: Cardiovascular Biology and Disease, Cancer, Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences, Public and Preventive Health, Regenerative and Reparative Medicine, Personalized Medicine and Genomics

74th Nationally
NIH Research Grants

MCG is the beneficiary of programmatic support by the Georgia Research Alliance, which is an internationally acclaimed model for bringing business, research universities and state government together to create and sustain a vibrant, technology-driven economy for the state. MCG has eight GRA Eminent Scholars, who lead extraordinary research and development programs.

22 academic departments

3 centers and instututes

FY2015 budget $294,983,361

Peter F. Buckley

Dr. Peter F. Buckley, a psychiatrist whose expertise includes leadership development and planning, was named 26th dean in 2011.

Millions of $

Total FY2014 Extramural Grants and Contracts


NIH Funding

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1st in GA 8th NATIONALLY 
for American heart association research

76thU.S. News
 best medical schools for research

50 percent of MCG students participate in research


the influence of the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia's only public medical school, spans from its founding nearly 200 years ago, as one of the nations's first medical schools, to its current role optimizing health care in Georiga and beyond through education, discovery, and service.
About Augusta University

Augusta University, home of the Medical College of Georgia, is one of four public comprehensive research institutions in Georgia. It includes nine colleges and schools with nearly 9,000 students, 1,000 full-time faculty members, 7,000 staff members, and 125 educational programs. Augusta University is also home to the state’s only dental school, an aligned and integrated health system, a growing intercollegiate athletics program, and the highly respected Hull College of Business, among other units.

our students

MCG has the ninth largest freshman class and 10th largest total enrollment in the nation. The new educational home of MCG, the J. Harold Harrison, MD, Education Commons, opened in 2014.

MCG students volunteer extensively in the community, including staffing an after-hours health care clinic for Augusta’s homeless and uninsured, tutoring disadvantaged youth, and running a farmer’s market that offers produce and ideas on healthy eating to inner city residents. The class of 2018 included 98 women, 132 men, and 5 students who were accepted into the MD/PhD program.

MCG students regularly perform at the top: First-time taker pass rate and mean scores for Step 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination are consistently at or above the national average. In 2015, 220 MCG senior students obtained residencies in 18 specialties in 35 states and 40 percent matched in primary care. A record 30 percent stayed in Georgia, 20 percent at GRHealth. Their match rate was 97.7 percent, higher than the national average.

funding and philanthropy

Enhancing philanthropy remains a top priority for medical college leadership. In 2013, the MCG Foundation received an unprecedented $66 million gift from noted vascular surgeon and MCG alumnus, the late Dr. J. Harold Harrison. That gift is creating 10 endowed chairs and 48 scholarships over the next five years.

The current MCG endowment at the Medical College of Georgia Foundation is $162.2 million, an all-time high.

our main campus

Augusta University and MCG are based in Augusta, Ga., a beautiful city on the banks of the Savannah River, which offers an eclectic blend of big-city amenities with small-town ambiance. The Augusta area, which has a population of about a half million, is an established health care destination in the Southeast, with facilities that include the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Augusta is also home to the internationally renowned Masters® Golf Tournament.

our health system
  • 478-bed adult and 154-bed children’s hospitals
  • over 19,000 admissions in FY2014
  • 360,250 outpatient visits
  • 85,273 emergency room visits
  • nearly $41 million in charity care
  • 13-county region’s only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma centers

GRHealth also includes the Medical Office Building, with more than 80 outpatient practice sites in one building. A variety of other centers and units include the Digestive Health, Georgia Radiation Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Cancer centers. The health system has strategic clinical alliances across the state, including an affiliation with Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation and a long-standing relationship to manage health care for 59 prison facilities for the Georgia Department of Corrections.

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Augusta University/UGA PARTNERSHIP
Four-year Campus, 40 Freshmen

Four-years,190 Freshmen

Third- and Fourth-year, 38 students

Third- and Fourth-year, 20 students

Third- and Fourth-year, 18 students


Clinical Practice Sites

Hometowns of Classes of 2013-15

Located Alums

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