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

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.

MCG Medicine Magazine  

 


 

MCG's response to pre-requisite courses affected by COVID-19

The Office of Admissions is sensitive to the academic burden placed on applicants attempting to complete graded pre-requisite courses that were converted to online and/or Pass/Fail during the Spring and Summer Semesters of AY 2019-2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Towards this end, all successfully completed pre-requisite courses (including Pass/Fail and online) affected by COVID-19 (Spring and Summer Semesters 2020) will be accepted for credit by the Office of Admissions upon verification of the applicant’s institution. This will only apply to those courses in which the applicant was actively enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pass/Fail and online courses will not be accepted for required Biology and Chemistry coursework outside of this exception.

 


 

Admission Requirements

MCG participates in the American Medical College Application Service or (AMCAS) a centralized application service administered by the AAMC.

Early Decision Program Guidelines

Only Georgia residents will be considered for MCG’s Early Decision Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Committee aims to notify applicants as quickly as possible after admissions decisions are made. It is not possible to provide verbal status reports to the several thousand applicants to the Medical College of Georgia. Hence, the Committee notifies applicants by email when the statuses of their applications change.

MD/PhD Program

The University System of Georgia MD-PhD Program offers an integrated basic science and clinical training curriculum to provide the next generation of physician-scientists with the skills to engage compassionate patient care and lead efforts in translational and diseased-oriented biomedical discovery.

Harrison Scholars

MCG is excited about this incredible opportunity for our students made possible by the generosity and devotion of the late Dr. Harrison and his wife Sue. His total gift of $66 million to MCG will enable more scholarships and faculty endowed chairs.

MCG Campuses

The educational experience is anchored by MCG’s main campus in Augusta, as well as regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students and another four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia.

 

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The 2020-21 Application Cycle

Applications for the Medical College of Georgia's Class of 2025 will officially open through AMCAS on Thursday, May 28, 2020. 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 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. 

*Given the highly competitive nature of the applicant pool, applicants with GPAs less than 3.0, or MCAT scores less than 496, are not considered competitive for interview.


The CASPer Test - Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics 

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 for the 2020-2021 application cycle. 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 laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities. You will require the following for both account creation and taking the test:

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Valid email address
  • Working webcam
  • Working microphone
  • Reliable high-speed internet connection

Please go to www.takeCASPer.com to sign up for the Medicine test (CSP-10111 - U.S. Medicine), under your specific country (USA), and reserve a test using your AMCAS ID and a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times based on the admissions timeline and requirements. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test, and you must select Augusta University for distribution before the posted Distribution Deadline. Likely, there will be no additional tests scheduled, but the most up to date information can be found by browsing the Test Dates and Times on takecasper.com. Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule.

To account for identity verification and payment processing timeline, ensure that you register for your test at least 3 days before your preferred test date and time. Last-minute bookings are not recommended. If you require testing accommodations for CASPer, you will need to submit the Accommodations Request Form signed by you and your qualified professional 3 weeks in advance of your desired test date. More information regarding CASPer accommodations can be found here.

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. We strongly urge you to take advantage of the 12-section practice test, which will not only immerse you in the test environment, but will also ensure you meet the technical requirements to access and complete 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.

For a more detailed look at the CASPer test, please see this video.

Last Test Date for 2020-21 Early Decision: June 28, 2020

Last Test Date for 2020-21 Regular Decision: September 24, 2020

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


For 2019-20 Accepted Applicants

MCG Acceptance & Withdrawal Procedures

All 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

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Fakhra Sultan

  • Hometown: Waycross, GA
  • Campus: Augusta
  • Year: Current M2

"I chose the Medical College of Georgia for its values of inclusivity, compassion and excellence. The MCG faculty and staff focus on patient-centered care, and teach different medically relevant topics through a lens of cultural competency and high ethical standards."

Fast Facts:

  • Graduated from Mercer University
  • President of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics interest group
  • Co-President of the Public Health interest group
  • Secretary & Treasurer of the Global Health Initiative
  • Student Coordinator for the ALAS Free Mental Health Clinic in Augusta, GA

Tell us a little about yourself.

  • I was born in a suburban area of Pakistan where I completed my elementary and middle school education. When I was 13, my family and I moved to the United States. I finished high school at Ware County High School in Waycross, GA. After that, I was accepted into the Pre-Med program at Mercer University in Macon, GA. There, I spent my time learning subjects including, but not limited to, biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and genetics. I majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minored in Chemistry. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I was involved in research at the Mercer School of Medicine. Moreover, I was involved in medical volunteering opportunities which taught me pre-hospital, hospital and clinical skills. My hobbies include reading rom/com and thriller novels, bicycling and watching and re-watching Friends and The Office on Netflix. 

What is a typical day like for you?

  • As a medical student, my typical day is composed of getting up early around 8:00 AM. Somedays, I physically attend classes and somedays I stay at home to review the previous day’s material and Echo the present day’s material in the afternoon. In the afternoons, either I have a PBL session or a PD workshop depending on the day. After these sessions, I head home to cook dinner and interact with my family and friends. My day ends with ensuring that I review the class material from yesterday and attempt to finish lectures from the present day. 

What is something people may be surprised to know about you?

  • People are always surprised when I tell them that I was born and raised in Pakistan until the age of 13. 

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to be?

  • The greatest accomplishment of my life was getting into medical school! It was my Dad’s dream for me. I am the first future physician in my immediate family, which comes with a lot of pressure, as everyone in the family has high expectations of you.

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

  • For the students starting their journey in Medicine, I want to say you should take every task or assignment one at a time. Life is about balance, and the hardest thing for every medical student to do is find a balance between social and academic life. Therefore, it is important that you are actively thinking about the practices that are important to observe and discarding those that dissuade you from completing your journey of medicine. At the end of the day, your efforts will count and shape your career as a successful future physician.

What motivated you to want to be a physician?

  • From childhood, I have been a part of or have observed medically underserved populations. Thus, I was genuinely interested in understanding the disparities in healthcare settings. I was able to observe several patients who were subjected to such conditions and wanted to appeal for a more equal, accessible and hospitable healthcare system. Moreover, based on my experiences, I understand the need for more physicians in the underserved populations throughout the world. Quality physicians need to be accessible to those in dire need, provide their services and hold education programs to spread awareness regarding preventable medical conditions.

What do you hope to do after completing medical school?

  • I hope to be trained as an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics physician. Thereafter, I want to pursue a career allowing me to practice medicine in national and global health settings. Along with practicing medicine, I want to be involved in medical education programs where I can teach the community members about preventable medical diseases. 

Who are your role models?

  • As a young independent woman, my role models are all the young women out there who are making differences in the face of inhumanity. Despite the harsh conditions, they are thriving in their fields by finding balance in their home and work life. They are strong and innovative and know how to fight for not just their own rights and values, but also the rights and values of other human beings without regard for race, religion, or ethnicity.

Why did you choose the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University?

  • I chose the Medical College of Georgia for its values of inclusivity, compassion and excellence. The MCG faculty and staff focus on patient-centered care, and teach different medically relevant topics through a lens of cultural competency and high ethical standards. Moreover, the Medical College of Georgia provides many student-centered opportunities i.e. student-run free clinics to advocate for community outreach and to serve underserved populations in Augusta, GA. 

What has been your favorite or most powerful experience in medical school?

  • I was one of the initiators of the ALAS Free Mental Health Clinic at MCG. I got the chance to work intimately with fellow classmates and the faculty advisor to figure out the logistics of the clinic.

What has surprised you the most, or what would you like people to know about MCG?

  • Even though there is a large class size at MCG, we are put into several small groups called Houses. This way, I was able to interact with several classmates at once and still feel very comfortable.

What is your favorite thing to do at your campus?

  • I love to sit at my academic house occasionally in-between sessions to chat with my fellow classmates. It is a great way to share my feelings not only regarding school related activities but also my hobbies, habits and perspective on life.
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Brittany Gill

  • Hometown: LaGrange, GA
  • Campus: Augusta
  • Year: Current M2

"I knew that by coming here, not only would I receive a great education that would prepare me for wherever I choose to go next, I would also have a wonderful experience with amazing people along the way."

Fast Facts:

  • Graduated from the University of Georgia

Please tell us a little about yourself.

  • I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2018 where I earned a Bachelor’s in Biology. While I was there, I worked in a lab conducting research on male fertility. I was also heavily involved in a variety of leadership roles within my sorority and on campus.

What is a typical day like for you?

  • On a typical school day, I attend lecture from 8 to 12. I then give myself about an hour break to relax and eat lunch in House E or outside with several of my friends. From 1 to 5, I usually try to stay on campus and focus on learning the content we were presented with that day. I then go to the gym or walk at the Augusta Canal if the weather is nice enough. After that, I come home and fix dinner and spend some time with my roommates. Sometimes, if I am still unsure about some of the material from that day, I do a little more light studying before I go to sleep.

What is something people may be surprised to know about you?

  • I am an extreme couponer! I love hunting for bargains and saving money whenever I can—it gives me a bit of a thrill. I always joke with my friends that couponing is how I am paying my way through medical school.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to be?

  • Nothing, so far, compares to the overwhelming sense of accomplishment I felt when I opened my email one Friday morning and saw that I had been accepted to MCG! I just couldn’t believe that all of my hard work had paid off and that my dream of becoming a physician would be coming true!

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

  • While it is important to remember why you’re here, don’t ONLY focus on the future. Medical school is tough, but it can be an amazing journey while you’re here. Invest in friendships with your classmates and live in the moment whenever you can. If you only think about the end goal, you’ll miss out on the best parts of the journey.

What motivated you to want to be a physician?

  • I always wanted to work in a field where I would not only be able to help people in a broader sense, but also develop personal relationships with individuals. I felt that medicine would allow me to do this. I chose physician specifically because of the leadership opportunity. I felt it would allow me to truly take in the care of others.

What do you hope to do after completing medical school?

  • I hope that whatever field I find myself in, I will be the best doctor I can be.

Who are your role models?

  • My biggest role model is my grandfather. Although he is not in the medical field, he is a natural leader, charismatic, compassionate, and an all-around amazing person. He has been one of my biggest supporters in all of my endeavors, and I constantly strive to be like him.

Why did you choose the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University?

  • When I interviewed at MCG, I could tell that the environment was welcoming, and the students here were genuinely happy. I knew that by coming here, not only would I receive a great education that would prepare me for wherever I choose to go next, I would also have a wonderful experience with amazing people along the way.

What has been your favorite or most powerful experience in medical school?

  • One of the most eye-opening experiences for me was the first time I got to meet my body donor in the anatomy lab. It really put into perspective the importance of our studies right now. Although at times we get bogged down in the books and PowerPoints, the fact that someone gave the ultimate gift of their body for students to use as a resource to learn reminds me of the importance of learning in our pre-clinical years.

What has surprised you the most, or what would you like people to know about MCG?

  • The faculty here genuinely care about your success and growth, and they will take the time to really learn who you are not only as a student, but as a person.

What is your favorite thing to do at your campus?

  • I love hanging out in my academic house! It’s like having another living room in my home—only on campus.

 

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Medical College of Georgia office of Admissions

Health Sciences Campus

G. Lombard Kelly Building

706-721-3186

MCG Admissions

1459 Laney Walker, AA 2040, Augusta, GA 30912

706-721-0959

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