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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.

 

Three Medical College of Georgia students (Andy Nguyen, M1; Rushay Amarath-Madav, M2; and Tyler Beauchamp, M2), spent over 500 hours putting together a music video that honors the frontline workers of the pandemic. The video features frontline heroes from over 45 different medical schools/EMS/other frontline organizations across the country.

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Medical College of Georgia News

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New university research initiative aims to tackle age-related disease

A new transdisciplinary faculty research cluster in Inflamm-Aging and Brain Aging will be the focus of a three-year recruitment effort to grow Augusta University’s research footprint.

Three doctors walking

Study aims to improve health of patients with CF across their increasing lifespan

MCG investigators are eyeing the non-pulmonary effects of cystic fibrosis, like barriers to nutrition and exercise, to help improve and increase the lifespan of people with the disease.

Dr. James R. Gossage

MCG researcher to lead nationwide study on new treatment for rare vascular disorder

MCG researcher to lead a study in learning how cancer treatment might improve the quality of life of those living with HHT.

Dr. Gaston Kapuku, in white lab coat, stands in front of lab equipment

Rapid decreases in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood may indicate heart trouble ahead

Medical College of Georgia investigators report a significant association between a faster decrease in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood and a larger left ventricle, an indicator that cardiovascular disease may be on the horizon.

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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 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