The impact of the state of Georgia's only public medical school spans from its founding
nearly 200 years ago, in 1828, as one of the nation's first medical schools to its
current role optimizing health and health care in Georgia and beyond through education,
discovery and service.
The Medical College of Georgia, one of the nation’s largest medical schools by class size, is fully accredited by
the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus
in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG’s partnerships with physicians
and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can
experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town
solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education
to nearly 600 residents and fellows in 51 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs.
Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's
and America’s children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer,
neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative
and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty
also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals
2022-23 Fall/Winter MCG Medicine magazine
Transforming Children's Health
Medical College of Georgia News
Klaus Ley, MD, and Catherine “Lynn” Hedrick, PhD, Georgia Research Alliance eminent scholars and co-directors of Immunology Center of Georgia, formed the Scientific Advisory Board with an eye toward the future.
The TIP peptide has already shown promise in protecting kidneys from nephritis and preventing severe pneumonia.
Muthusamy Thangaraju, PhD, an associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and researcher at the Georgia Cancer Center, was recently awarded over $2.2 million in research grants.
The award recognizes an early career independent investigator working in hypertension or cardiovascular research who has significantly contributed to the understanding of the causes of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
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