Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia


Location

Founded in 1828, the Medical College is the 11th oldest continuously operating medical education institution in the United States and is the third oldest medical school in the Southeast matriculating 230 first-year medical students annually to campuses in Augusta and Athens. Augusta University, the home of The Medical College of Georgia, is the health sciences university of the state of Georgia. Augusta University's Health Sciences Campus has more than 2,400 students in five schools: Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Dental College of Georgia, Graduate Studies, and Nursing. The physical plant at Augusta University includes modern classrooms and laboratories, a 478-bed teaching hospital, extensive out-patient clinics, residency halls, a student center, a wellness center, and an outstanding medical education library. The library contains more than 200,000 books and bound journals and some 3,500 periodicals. The Specialized Care Center and Medical Office Building were major additions to the AU Medical Center in 1993 with over 80 out-patient clinics in one convenient setting and a 13-county regional trauma center. A freestanding children's hospital, Children's Hospital of Georgia (CHOG), opened in 1998. The new 220,000-square-foot hospital has replaced pre-existing inpatient pediatric facilities and consists of 154-beds. A 42,000-square-foot fitness facility open to students, residents, and faculty/staff is also available. With more than 4,000 faculty and staff, MCG is one of the largest employers in the Augusta area. The Medical College of Georgia has approximately 600 faculty.

The Augusta metropolitan area, with a population of more than 500,000, is the second largest metropolitan area in Georgia. The city is a regional center for industry, banking, shopping, entertainment and the arts and offers a stimulating cultural, educational, and recreational environment. Augusta is a center for sailing, hunting, fishing, tennis, and boating. Cultural life in Augusta includes a professional civic symphony, an opera company, and a national honor ballet company. Augusta is located conveniently midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. Atlanta, Savannah, Asheville, and Charleston each are three-hour drives. Did we mention golf? Augusta is world-renowned as the home of the Masters Tournament. The tournament coincides with the full bloom of thousands of brightly colored azaleas, dogwoods, and other beautiful foliage. If your invitation to play in the Masters gets lost in the mail, Augusta has 11 other golf courses nearby.

Augusta is a leading health care center of the Southeast and has a rapidly developing and diversified industrial base. The area's nine hospitals serve the Southeast and beyond.

Accreditation

The Pathology Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or its antecedent organizations since 1940. The program is also recognized by the American Board of Pathology.

Assessment

Residents are consistently placed in fellowships, practice, or other positions upon completion of this program. Our current residents perform well on the annually administered American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Resident In-Service Examination (RISE) and have successfully passed the American Board of Pathology examinations.

Affiliations

The three hospitals most involved in this integrated combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency program are the 478-bed AU Medical Center, the 154-bed Children's Hospital of Georgia, and the 481-bed Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta. The facilities and the full-time pathology faculty at these two institutions are fully integrated into one combined program. Affiliations have been established with other hospitals outside the integrated program. Residents are required to take one-month rotation in forensic pathology at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta, Georgia in their third or fourth year of training. In addition, during the third year of training, residents may elect to complete an outside elective rotation at the institution of their choice.

Applications and Qualifications

For internship and residency, an applicant must have a medical degree, having graduated from an approved American or Canadian medical school, or have ECFMG certification. Further qualifications are individualized (i.e., grades, scores, etc.) based on current applicant pool and requirements of the MCG Graduate Medical Education Office. Applicants should apply through the Electronic Application Residency Service (ERAS) by November 1st. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), transcript, minimum of three reference letters, and official USMLE score results are required. Most appointments are made for residents to begin July 1 of the next year.

 

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