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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 is one of the nation’s largest medical schools by class size, with 240 students per class. 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 expanding 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 more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 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 statewide.

 

 

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photo from article Cell reprogramming could aid spinal cord injury recovery

Cell reprogramming could aid spinal cord injury recovery

Dr. Hedong Li is principal investigator on a two-year, $423,000 Exploratory/Development Research grant from the National Institutes of Health that is enabling his team to use a construct he has engineered to aid repair of an injured spinal cord by making new neurons available.

Dr. Brian Miller, wearing a blue suit and glasses, stands in front of window

Dr. Brian Miller is the new president of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association

Dr. Brian Miller, a psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia at the Medical College of Georgia, is the new president of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, the state branch of the American Psychiatric Association. 

Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele, in a white lab coat, leans next to a counter in his lab

Obesity, high-salt diet pose different cardiovascular risks in females, males

Younger and younger women are getting cardiovascular disease. Why? Their salt sensitivity and obesity have caused them to lose the natural protection youth and estrogen provide, MCG scientists say.

Dr. Vaughn McCall, wearing a blue shirt and yellow tie, sits on the corner of a desk in his office

Pandemic significantly increases insomnia in health care workers

The COVID pandemic appears to have triggered a big increase in insomnia disorder among health care workers at a medical-school affiliated health system, with the highest rates surprisingly among those who spent less time in direct patient care.

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Tailor-made medical education

Ultrasound Teaching

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has redesigned its four-year core MD curriculum to three years to enable students to better tailor-make their fourth-year learning experience.

The redesign provides a more efficient pathway into primary care for a percentage of students. The majority of students will spend the fourth year of medical school honing clinical and research skills or completing a dual degree.

The MCG 3+ Primary Care Pathway would see a percentage of students who commit to primary care practice in rural or underserved Georgia, graduate in three years and immediately enter a residency in either family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology or general surgery. Dependent on future funding, those students would receive a scholarship.

Another option for students with the new curriculum will be to use their fourth year to earn a dual degree, like the university’s MD/MBA or MD/MPH. The final option would enable students to use their fourth year for advanced clinical training and/or research in their chosen future career specialty.

More about the 3+ Program