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As one of the nation's oldest medical schools, we are proud of our history and excited about our future.

Class of 2022

We are the state of Georgia's only public medical school and are committed to educating physicians who will lead the state of Georgia and the world to better health by providing excellence in biomedical education, discovery, and practice.

Meeting this challenge demands the most exceptional and talented students to train to become our next generation of outstanding physicians and world-class researchers. lt also requires that our physician workforce be as diverse as the population it serves, culturally and socioeconomically. We seek students who are committed to academic excellence and Augusta University's core values of collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusivity, integrity, and leadership.

No matter where you are in your educational path, our office is available to answer any questions you may have about the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and about the admissions process.

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MCG Match Day 2019

Congratulations to our Class of 2019 on their residency Match results!  We are proud to say that this year our match rate was 98%, with 68% matching in Primary Care. Our students matched to 25 specialties across 34 states!  

Each year, our students celebrate Match Day with friends, family, classmates, faculty and staff as they discover the next step in their journey to becoming a physician. This year's theme of Heroes and Villains was selected by the Class of 2019.


The 2019-20 Application Cycle

Applications for the Medical College of Georgia's Class of 2024 will officially open through AMCAS on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Students wishing to apply will need to fill out a centralized medical school application through AMCAS by visiting: www.aamc.org/amcas

Please note that that several changes were made to the MCG admissions process in the last cycle. In addition to submitting the appropriate applications, completing the required prerequisites and taking the MCAT exam, students are also required to complete the CASPer exam, a ninety-minute online test used to assess key personal and professional characteristics. In addition, beginning with the 2018-19 application cycle, the Medical College of Georgia moved to a Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) format. Competitive applicants who are invited to interview at MCG will experience eight mini interviews, over a ninety-minute time period. Here you will find a complete list of items needed in order to be considered for admission to the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.  


The CASPer Exam

All applicants to the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer), to assist with our selection process. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility.

CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process. 

In order to take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors.

Please go to www.takeCASPer.com to sign up for the American Professional Health Sciences test (CSP10101) and reserve a test using your student identifier and a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test. There will be no additional tests scheduled. Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule.

Please direct any inquiries on the test to support@takecasper.com. Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on the takecasper.com website.

The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a time contract. The test typically takes between 75-90 minutes to complete. Each response is graded by a different rater, giving a very robust and reliable view of personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure at takeCASPer.com, and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test.

CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it.

Last Test Date for 2019-20 Early Decision: June 25, 2019

Last Test Date for 2019-20 Regular Decision: September 26, 2019

For questions regarding admission, please call 706-721-3186 or email mcgadmissions@augusta.edu 


For 2018-19 Accepted Applicants

MCG Acceptance & Withdrawal Procedures

Beginning in the 2018-19 application cycle, accepted applicants to the Medical College of Georgia will need to indicate their interest in accepting their admission through the "Choose Your Medical School Tool" in AMCAS. A full list of dates/deadlines can be found in the MCG Acceptance & Withdrawal Procedures.

Inspiring Students 


Andrew Block


Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Campus: Athens
Year: Current M2

It's no secret that medical school is a lot of work  . . . everything we are learning is important for patients in the future.

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Fast Facts:

  • Graduated from Emory University with a degree in Behavioral Biology and History
  • Medical Partnership Student Government President
  • Medical Scholars Research Program Participant 
  • Benson White Coat Scholarship Recipient

Tell us a little about yourself.

  • While many students grow up wanting to go to medical school, I discovered a passion for medicine largely by accident. I always thought I wanted to go to law school – I love American history, did high school debate, and I loved to read. It wasn’t until I was sitting in a mandatory general chemistry class at Emory University that I discovered that I really liked science. While I did still major in History, after shadowing at Grady Memorial Hospital in Neurology, I knew that medicine was my path. Since then, I’ve been blessed to have so many opportunities in so many different parts of medicine: basic science & clinical research in psychiatry, medical scribing and, most recently, clinical research in orthopedics.

    From a non-academic perspective, I am a fun & laidback person. I have lived in Atlanta for basically my entire life, so rooting for Atlanta sports teams are a particular passion of mine (go Atlanta United!). My hobbies include playing basketball and soccer with other medical students, stand-up comedy and exploring different types of cuisine. As someone who had never had major collegiate sports teams, I have loved learning to embrace UGA football and school spirit here in Athens!

What motivated you to want to be a physician?

  • A common thread that unites myself and all of the other MCG students I have met thus far is a strong commitment to service and pursuit of knowledge. Physicians have a unique privilege of being able to serve our community while still being personally challenged to learn new things everyday. My time so far at MCG has only confirmed this – in our cases and the patients that we see at the Mercy Health Clinic, we are reminded to treat the whole person, seeing the effects of a lack of access has on a person’s overall health, as we simultaneously learn the mechanisms of the patient’s disease. As someone who has prioritized service and learning in their life before medical school, being a physician allows me to fulfill both of those passions completely.  

Who are your role models?

  • My grandfather, Dr. Tony Breuer, has served as my role model for as long as I remember. He is a neurologist and his commitment to explaining and teaching the patient about their disease is probably what helped drive me towards medicine as a career. And while this is professionally inspiring, what inspires me the most is how he balances his passions outside of the clinic – he is an accomplished professional painter and artist, outdoorsman, and a wonderful father/husband/grandfather. If I am half the person that he is when I am his age, I am confident that my patients, family and community will be better off for it.

Why did you choose the Medical College of Georgia's AU/UGA Medical Partnership Campus?

  • I chose the Medical Partnership Campus for many reasons and could not be happier that I did. I felt that I would learn better from a smaller, more intimate teaching environment where I got to know professors and physicians personally. I also really appreciated a case-based approach to tackling the diseases we were learning – why not practice what we’ll be doing for the rest of our lives?! Finally, I wanted to explore Athens, GA – an amazing town filled to the brim with great music, die-hard school spirit, and tons of resources for whatever you want to explore. I know that my fellow classmates and I have not regretted for a moment coming to this campus. 

What is a typical day for you like?

  • Studying (duh)! We have small group learning sessions in the mornings where me & seven other students, guided by an MD and PhD, tackle a case based off a real-life patient related to what we are learning that week. Afterwards, there are large group lectures. In the afternoons, we are either learning about population health or practice interviewing real patients in the hospital!

    On weekends, you can find me playing basketball with classmates, going to a concert or football game here in Athens or Atlanta, or hanging out with friends. Last weekend, some of us went up to Helen, GA for a daytrip! Otherwise, I’m hitting the books!

What has surprised you the most about MCG?

  • I have been blown away by the sheer number of physicians that work in Georgia that are alumni of MCG. Once I was accepted, it seemed like every other physician that I met had ties to MCG in some way or another. I was shocked to discover that my PI, who I had worked under for years, had gone to MCG! This network of physicians has made it incredibly easy to identify potential mentors, find speakers for events here on campus, and connect with new physicians that you meet. Beyond Georgia, I have been pleasantly surprised that the MCG name is known across the country as our students travel for research and conferences.

What's next?

  • After medical school, I hope to go off to residency! I am currently torn between orthopedics, physiatry, or some other surgical specialty. The problem with medical school is that everything is so interesting! After residency, I hope to return (or stay!) in Georgia where I can continue to care for the state that raised me.

 

Jeunice Owens-Walton


Hometown: Oxford, England
Campus: Augusta
Year: Current M2

This journey to medicine is a marathon, not a sprint and at every stage you will be pushed and pulled in ways that you have never experienced before.

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Fast Facts:

  • Graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Neuroscience
  • SNMA (Student National Medical Association) President
  • Medical Summer Research Scholar

Tell us a little about yourself. 

  • I was born and raised in Oxford, England and moved to the United States when I was 12. I am the first college graduate and the first doctor in my family. I am a non-traditional student and took a three-year gap between finishing my undergraduate degree and matriculating to medical school. I enjoy cooking, working out, hair, makeup and thrifting, and I’ve been able to continue doing the things I love throughout my time in medical school.

What motivated you to want to be a physician?

  • I suffered a retinal detachment at 19 and that began my pursuit to healthcare. Having experienced a medical emergency of my own, I immediately became interested in the workings of the human body. From then on (with several detours along the way) I moved to pursue a career in medicine.

Why did you choose the Medical College of Georgia?

  • I chose the Medical College of Georgia because I fell in love with the atmosphere. I truly felt at home during my medical school interview. The students, faculty and staff that I met that day were incredibly inviting, and it was easy to picture myself as a student here.

What is a typical day for you like?

    • I generally wake up at 4:45-5:00 am, walk my dog and get to school for a 5:45 workout at the gym. Depending on the demands of the day, I may attend class from 8am-12pm, or just study on my own. I usually spend lunch with my friends or attending an interest group or student organization meeting. In the afternoon, I may attend PBL (Problem Based Learning) or PD (Physical Diagnosis) depending on the day. The rest of the afternoon is usually spent studying the material for the week.

What has been your favorite or most powerful experience at MCG?

  • My favorite, most powerful experience at MCG was seeing my family and friends after receiving my white coat. October 27, 2017 – I walked out of the James Brown Arena to find my family and friends standing before me. The sun was beaming down on me and my newly accepted white coat looked brighter than ever. I stood before my family and burst into (happy) tears. All of the hard work I’d put into reaching this point had finally come to fruition.

What advice do you have for students just starting their journey in Medicine?  

  • Never doubt yourself. This journey to medicine is a marathon, not a sprint and at every stage you will be pushed and pulled you in ways that you have never experienced before. It’s easy to think that you’re not cut out for this, or that you’re the one admissions mistake that slipped through the cracks. You’re not. You’re here because you have what it takes to become an amazing physician one day. You have what it takes to serve the community in a capacity like no other. So, enjoy this journey and have fun!

What's next?

  • I currently have several career interests all of which are unique in their own way (Emergency, Urology, Ophthalmology). Upon completing medical school, I hope to acquire a residency at an academic teaching hospital and travel as much as I can before I start a family.

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