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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 260 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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Medical College of Georgia graduate receives 2022 Beard Award

Dr. Sayed Hamzah Ali is the 2022 recipient of the John F. Beard Award for Compassionate Care.

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New algorithm dramatically increases the speed of identifying two cancer drugs that work synergistically

The algorithm could significantly speed up the process of identifying which drugs work together.

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Graduation Week 2022: Medical College of Georgia grad aspires to improve mental health for young patients

“We have really strong pediatrics across the state, but we don’t necessarily have strong mental health. So if we had a central model of mental health that started at MCG or another institution, you would be able to consult with pediatricians across the state.”

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Graduation Week 2022: Soon-to-be dermatologist excited to connect with patients, set an example for future doctors

“I think the support that I have here has been amazing,” Shantelle Griffith said. “I always felt that between the faculty, my classmates and then my village at home, I always felt supported and I always felt that I could succeed."

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Tailor-made medical education

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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 emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery or psychiatry. In exchange for a committment to serve an underserved area of the state, those students will 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