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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Are you a high school, undergraduate, or post-baccalaureate student interested in pursuing a career in the medical field?


This conference will help students gain a better understanding of health profession school, with emphasis on medical school. The conference provides interactive workshops and simulations designed to hone participants’ skills and preparation that are necessary for successful admission and matriculation. Workshops and topics covered (not an inclusive list):

High School Participants

  • Looking Ahead: Goal Setting and Action Planning;
  • Engaging Discussion: Engage in dialogue about the pathway to become a physician or other healthcare provider;
  • The Best Fit: Choosing the right college;
  • Financial Aid: Funding your college education;
  • Test Your Skills: Participation in simulated, fun-filled hands-on medical and health activities in Augusta University state of the art simulation center;
  • Round Table Dialogue: Participation in discussions with current college and medical students;
  • Fast Track to Medical School: BS/MD Program;
  • Scientific Poster Session: College students present their scholarly STEM and biomedical research; and
  • Much more!

College Participants

  • The Pre-medical Pathway with the AAMC;
  • Insider Tips: Applying to medical school with AMCAS;
  • Demystifying the Medical School Admissions Process;
  • The Secondary Application Process: Hear from MCG Admissions experts;
  • The MCAT® Exam: What you need to know;
  • Holistic Review: Preparing your application;
  • AAMC Services: Financial information, resources, services and tools (FIRST)
  • Medical School Admissions Panel: Interact with MCG faculty and medical students;
  • Test Your Skills: Participation in hands-on medical and health activities in Augusta University state of the art simulation center;
  • Mock Interviews: Advanced college and post-baccalaureate students
  • Scientific Poster Session: College students present their scholarly STEM and biomedical research; and
  • Much more!

Participants also have opportunity to tour the Augusta University Medical College of Georgia teaching and learning community in addition to visiting vendor exhibits. A key feature of the conference is the Undergraduate Research Poster session, which provides students an opportunity to present their scholarly research work.

Additionally, the conference provides special sessions for high school and college advisors and parents that will help in advising students along their pre-health educational pathway.

Please see information below for conference registration and abstract submission.  Poster presenters must register for the conference.

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Previous Conference Program

2018 Conference Schedule (Coming Soon)

On Campus Housing and Nearby Hotels


Early Registration for the 2018 Igniting the Dream of Medicine Conference is now open. Early registration ends February 10, 2018. Late registration begins February 11, 2018 and runs through the day of conference. On site late registration will be available Saturday, February 24, 2018. 

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Igniting the Dream Interactive Sessions
Igniting the Dream Interactive Sessions



Vendor Registration

We are expecting approximately 400 high school and college students (mostly college). In addition, medical students will participate in conference activities. Conference attendees will have time during the Saturday morning registration, at breaks, and lunch to speak with vendors. Additional information will be provided to vendors upon receipt of the registration fee. 

Vendor Early Registration Fee - $175.00 October 20, 2017 - February 10, 2018

Vendor Late Registration Fee - $190.00 February 11, 2018 - February 24, 2018

STEP I: Please click the following link to complete registration form:

Vendor Registration Form

STEP II: Please click the following link to pay registration fee:

Registration Fee

PLEASE NOTE: You must complete STEP I and STEP II in order to complete your conference registration. Registration is not complete until fee is paid. 


Conference Abstract Submission

All abstract submissions must be received through the online abstract submission link. In addition, word and pdf files must be emailed to MCG_Ignitingthedream@augusta.edu.

Abstract Submission Form

Research Mentor/Advisor Permission Form


For additional information about the conference, please contact us at MCG_Ignitingthedream@augusta.edu or call 706-721-5115.