YEARS 1-2

Augusta University

YEARS 3-6

Augusta University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, University of Georgia

YEARS 7-8

Clinical Campuses 

Clinical Training System-Based Medical Training
  • Collaborative atmosphere
  • Practice analytical skills with standardized patients
  • Hands-on patient experience within the first few months
Longitudinal Clinical Experience
  • Clinical experience is integrated with graduated studies
  • Prior to re-entry into Medical Training, students will complete an "Intro to Clinical Clerkships" course to prepare.
Clinical Rotations 
  • 11 months of clerkships
  • 4 months of selectives
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Critical Care
    • Adult Ambulatory Selective
    • Acting Internship
  • 4 months of electives
Research Training Laboratory Rotations
  • Explore different research laboratories
  • Complete course in Translational Medicine Research
Graduate School Training
  • Students increase the boundaries of knowledge through original research at one of four nationally-ranked universities
  • Training in Grant Fellowship:Preparation and Submission
  • Defend and earn a PhD. then re-enter medical training

 

Medical Training Year 1 - Required Courses (Augusta Campus)

Refer to the  MCG Curriculum Office  for more details on the organization and administration of Year 1 Medical Training. Grading scale is A-F and MD/PhD students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA average.

 

Module Credit Hours
MEDI 5150 Module 1: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Medicine 7
MEDI 5155 Module 2: Tissues and Musculoskeletal Systems 14
MEDI 5158 Module 3: Cardiopulmonary Systems 8
MEDI 5100 Essential of Clinical Medicine 1 (Part 1) 10
MEDI 5162 Module 4: Gastrointestinal and Urinary Systems 8
MEDI 5164 Module 5: Endocrine and Reproductive Systems 4
MEDI 5166 Module 6: Nervous System Special Senses 15
Module 7 Phase 1 Comprehensive Review 1 1 (PF)
MEDI 5101 Essential of Clinical Medicine 1 (Part 2) 13
Elective: GMED 5092: Current Topics in Translational Medical Research 1
MDPH 5098: Summer Lab Research 3
COGS 8040 Introduction to Faculty Research 2

 

Medical Training Year 2 - Required Courses (Augusta Campus)

Refer to the MCG Curriculum Office for more details on the organization and administration of Year 2 Medical Training. Grading scale is A-F and MD/PhD students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA average. MD/PhD students are required to pass USLME Step 1 prior to beginning Graduate Training in Year 3

Module Credit Hours
MEDI 5210 Module 1: Fundamentals 10

MEDI 5220 Module 2: Hematology/Gastrointestinal

8

MEDI 5230 Module 3: CNS/Musculoskeletal

9

MEDI 5240 Module 4: Cardiopulmonary

9

MEDI 5250 Module 5: Renal/Endocrine/Reproductive

10

MEDI 5200/5201 Essentials of Clinical Medicine

23

MEDI5298 Phase 2 Comprehensive and NBME Prep

7

 

Graduate Training Years - Required Courses (Augusta Campus)

Course Credit Hours
COGS 8011 Responsible Conduct of Research 1
COGS 8012 Scientific Communication 1
STAT 7070 Biomedical Statistics 3
COGS 9500: Current Topics in Translational Medical Research 1
MDPH: Introduction to Clinical Clerkships TBD
Other departmental required courses  

In addition to the above Year 3 Courses, MD/PhD students must follow the degree requirements set by their respective Biomedical Science Program. Students must defend their PhD prior to June of the year they plan to return to the Clinical Curriculum and complete the MDPH - Introduction to Clinical Clerkships course.

Augusta University Graduate Program
Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
Biostatistics
Cellular Biology & Anatomy
Genomic Medicine
Molecular Medicine
Neuroscience
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Physiology
Vascular Biology

Graduate Training Years - Required Courses (GA Tech, UGA, GSU)

Students at GA Tech, UGA, and GSU are expected to consult with their respective Graduate Program Directors for organizational and administrative details regarding their program. Students will work with the Graduate Program Director to submit course waivers to get credit for courses completed during their medical training years. Students must return to campus the June prior to re-entry to the Clinical Curriculum to complete the MDPH - Introduction to Clinical Clerkships course.

If you are interested in a PhD program that is not listed, then please get prior approval from the MD/PhD Program Directors.

 

Medical Training Year 3 Clerkships

Refer to the MCG Curriculum Office for more details on the organization and administration of Year 1 Medical Training. Grading scale is A-F and MD/PhD students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA average. Core clerkships take place at the Augusta University Medical Center, the Children's Hospital of Georgia and various affiliated hospitals and community-based teaching sites throughout the state. Students may rotate to affiliated community hospitals for part of the core curriculum. Grading scale is A-F and MD/PhD students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA average.

■ Family Medicine (six weeks)
■ Internal Medicine (eight weeks)
■ Neurology (four weeks)
■ Obstetrics/Gynecology (six weeks)
■ Pediatrics (six weeks)
■ Psychiatry (four weeks);
■ Surgery (eight weeks).
■ Elective (four weeks)
■ Chronically and Terminally Ill patient Intersession (two weeks)

Medical Training Year 4 Clerkships

■ Emergency Medicine (four weeks)
■ Critical Care (four weeks)
■ Adult Ambulatory Medicine (four weeks)
■ Acting internship in one of the following: Family Medicine, Neurology, Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery or Obstetrics and Gynecology (four weeks)

The remainder of the fourth year is for elective study that can include both clinical and research courses.

Students must complete a total of four, four-week electives to fulfill the requirements for graduation. Evaluation during the clinical years is based on assessment of knowledge, clinical skills and professional behavior on an A-F scale. Passing USMLE Step 2 is requirement for graduation. Refer to the MCG Curriculum Office for more details on the organization and administration of Year 1 Medical Training. Grading scale is A-F and MD/PhD students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA average.

 

To learn more, contact us at mdphd@augusta.edu