The following information is for all medical students, residents, and fellows. The MCG Office of Learner Well-being has put together a list of resources available to you on your journey through medical school and beyond. We also provide more targeted wellness resources for medical students and for residents and fellows.

Physical Wellness

Outdoor Activities

Augusta University

Rent kayaks, paddle boards, and Georgia State Park passes, all through the AU Campus Recreation Center on the corner of Laney Walker Blvd. and 15th Street.

Outdoor recreation


City of Augusta

Our city also offers great outdoor rentals including, bikes, canoes, and kayak.

Activities on the Canal



Join a group that likes to get out and go! Visit their Facebook page to get started.

Wheel Movement


Campus Recreation Center

The Augusta University CRC offers a beautiful fitness center, a wide variety of equipment, workout classes, indoor track, personal trainers, sports clubs, and more.

Visit the CRC Today


Prefer to workout off campus?

Augusta area facilities off campus include:

Family Y     Gold’s Gym


AU Fitness Resources

Find helpful resources to stay on track, boost your fitness routines and improve your mood!

Your Health Today     Yoga Videos

Your Health

Nutritional Resources

"You are what you eat", as the saying goes! Eat healthier to boost your stamina and brainpower to stay on track! 

eat well at AU

Healthy Recipes

Healthy on a budget


Food Pantries

Open Paws Food Pantry is open to all current enrolled AU students. Golden Harvest Food Bank provides food resources throughout Georgia and South Carolina to help those in need overcome hunger and lead happy, healthy lives.

AU Open Paws     Golden Harvest

Quit Drinking, Smoking, Chewing, or Vaping!

AA is a recovery resource devoted to support the men and women of Georgia. Breath healthier, too. We can help you stop smoking! Our cessation clinic and classes use evidence-based methods to help you and the people you care about live healthier lives without tobacco! Methadone clinics in Georgia provide opiate dependent individuals with support, medical care and assistance in overcoming addiction.

Alcoholics Anonymous     Tobacco Cessation     Methadone Centers


Social Wellness

One of the best ways to shake off feelings of sadness and loneliness is to get out and be around friends and family. Here's what you can do to ward off those feelings of isolation.

Stay in Touch

Calling family and friends is a great way to stay in touch with those closest to you. Keeping them up-to-date on how you are feeling and doing gives you a chance to get your feelings out and maybe get some helpful advice. Sometimes just sharing a laugh or cry together can do wonders for your well-being.

Get Together

Humans thrive on social interaction. It's exciting to get out and meet new people or see old friends! Why not get together for lunch, a work out, or a walk? Here are some other ways to get connected: 

Meetup - Augusta Adventure & Activities Group     Augusta Pride     Maxwell Theatre


Volunteering in the local community is a great way to get out. It also makes you feel good to help others. We have many volunteer opportunities in the Augusta, Georgia area. Find out more:

Volunteer Match

Spiritual Wellness

Around Campus

  • Office of Spiritual Care: Augusta University offers chaplaincy services to all faiths.
  • Antidote: A publication featuring art, poems, and stories written by the MCG community. You are invited to connect with your peers by reading the magazine, you can also submit your own work.

Emotional Wellness

Medical school and residency are some of the most challenging endeavors you will ever take on...dealing with stress is a big part of it. However, if your feelings of stress are affecting you more than usual, you need to seek help as soon as possible. The Office of Learner Well-being is in place to help you get through these times. A first step can be a self-screening, but if your feelings are making you want to harm yourself, use the emergency number below now:


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

Suicide and Burnout Prevention in Healthcare Professionals

This four-minute video gives advice to medical students, residents, and fellows on how to support each other, express concern to peers, and encourage help-seeking behavior (on behalf of the ACGME, Mayo Clinic, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.)

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Text HELLO to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741
  • Go the Emergency Room or Call 911.

Financial Wellness

Loan Forgiveness

Medical school expenses shouldn't be a burden. There are many options out there if you are looking to pay off your school debt.


Resources for medical students, residents and fellows from the University System of Georgia.

Financial Well-being


If you need a loan or need to open a line of credit, we recommend the following.