When you're busy in the hospitals and clinics training to become some of the best doctors in the country, we know you don't always have the time to search for the information you need. We have put together wellness resources that are specifically targeted to our residents and fellows. For more resources, available to everyone, visit Wellness Resources.

Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the Medical College of Georgia is committed to providing resources and techniques to ensure house staff enrolled in MCG’s training programs are mentally and physically healthy and fit for training in a clinical learning environment. MCG provides an on campus assessment and counseling program for house staff, faculty, employees, graduate students, and their immediate family members.

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The Employee-Faculty Assistance Program

The EFAP staff is in place to help employees with personal or a work-related problems. We provide assessments and, where indicated, short-term therapy may be recommended (for up to six sessions) at no cost to the employee/faculty. Services are completely confidential, no EHR records.

Some of the reasons to come to the EFAP office are for help with:

  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Communication difficulties
  • Career/academic concerns

For persons/families requiring extended counseling or more specialized therapy, the program can arrange continuing care by an appropriate local practitioner or agency. In addition, EFAP staff are available to consult with supervisors on how to better recognize and work with employees who are experiencing difficulties.

Contact Us: For more information or for an appointment, please call (706) 721-2599 (no referral needed).

Find out more about EFAP

For after-hour emergencies, please call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225 or the After-Hour Support Line at 833-910-3364 for immediate assistance.

Are You At-Risk?

In the current healthcare environment, physicians are at increased risk for burnout and depression. Self-care is an important component of professionalism and is a skill that must be learned.  The Graduate Medical Education Office encourages residents and faculty members to alert a Program Director, the GME Office, and/or other personnel when you are concerned that another resident, fellow, or faculty member may be displaying signs of burnout, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, or potential for violence.

  • GME Office Phone Number: 706-721-7005 ext. 0
  • Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225
  • After-Hour Support Line at 833-910-3364 for immediate assistance.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR text HELLO to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741; Go the Emergency Room or Call 911.

Managing Your Money

USG Well-being

The University System of Georgia offers guidance and assistance to employees in the University System of Georgia (USG). As a resident/fellow, you have access to these programs. 

Human Resources

Augusta University HR provide opportunities to go over finances and plan for your financial future. 


Augusta University and USG have reached out across the community and state to find discounts on things like, dining, recreation, hotels, and rentals, and more, so that our employees can get lower prices on doing the things they love!

Loan Forgiveness

Let us help you figure out the best ways to pay off your medical school debts.

Get Credit

If you need a loan or a line of credit, we recommend the following to AU residents and fellows.