Applications for the Medical College of Georgia's Class of 2028 officially open through AMCAS on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. AMCAS application submission will begin on May 30, 2023. Students complete a centralized medical school application through AMCAS by visiting: www.aamc.org/amcas.
*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.
You must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. with a valid, permanent resident card to be offered acceptance.
Primary & Secondary Applications
MCG participates in the American Medical College Application Service or (AMCASAmerican Medical College Application Service), a centralized application service administered by the AAMCAssociation of American Colleges. Applications for the Medical College of Georgia's Class of 2028 officially open through AMCAS on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 and submission begins on May 30, 2023.
Applications will be processed in the AMCAS office then forwarded to the medical school(s) of the applicant’s choice. Upon receipt of the student’s application from AMCAS, MCG will forward an application supplement (secondary application) to the applicants approved for further consideration. MCG does not charge an additional application fee in addition to the AMCAS fee. MCG will download all letters of recommendation from AMCAS.
AMCAS applications for admission are available on the AAMC’s website. This website provides application instructions and more information regarding the application process.
Notes Regarding Prerequisites
Prerequisite Courses Affected by COVID-19
The Office of Admissions is sensitive to the academic burden placed on applicants attempting to complete graded prerequisite courses that were converted to online and/or Pass/Fail during the COVID-19 pandemic. Towards this end, all successfully completed prerequisite courses (including Pass/Fail and online) affected by COVID-19 (Spring, Summer and Fall semesters 2020 and Spring, Summer and Fall semesters 2021, and Spring 2022) will be accepted for credit by the Office of Admissions upon verification with that 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. COVID-19 INFORMATION
Additional Coursework Information
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The MCAT exam is required for admission. The MCAT must not be more than 3 years old from the date of matriculation, meaning it must not have been taken earlier than January 2021, or later than September 2023.
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All applicants to the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are required to successfully complete an online assessment, CASPer, in order to maintain admission eligibility for the 2023-2024 application cycle.
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CASPer is an open-response, situational judgment test that evaluates aspects of your social intelligence and professionalism such as ethics, empathy, problem-solving and collaboration, offered by Acuity Insights.
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:
Go to https://acuityinsights.app/assessments/ 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 Dates and Fees. Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule.
Please direct any inquiries directly to Acuity Insights by using their chat function in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on the Acuity Insights website.
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 the video below.
Letters of Recommendations
All applicants are required to submit at least three, current letters of recommendation through AMCAS. The Admissions Committee will not review an applicant's file without having received all three current letters of recommendation. These can include letters from science professors or a Pre-Health Advisory committee (if applicable) and/or personal references. It is strongly recommended that one of the personal recommendations comes from a physician who can speak toward the student's clinical exposure/experience.
This is a critical component of the application. The MCG Admissions Committee expects applicants to have experience shadowing physicians and/or volunteering in a clinical setting.
Candidates for the M.D. degree must have the use of certain sensory and motor functions to permit them to carry out the activities described in the sections that follow. They must be able consistently, quickly and accurately to integrate all information received by whatever sense(s) employed, and they must have the intellectual ability to learn, integrate, analyze and synthesize data.
A candidate for the M.D. degree must have abilities and skills of five varieties including: observation; communication; motor; conceptual, integrative and quantitative; and behavioral and social. Technological accommodation is available to assist with a variety of disabilities and may be permitted for disabilities in certain areas. Under all circumstances, a candidate should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. The use of a trained intermediary means that a candidate’s judgment must be mediated by someone else’s power of selection and observation. Therefore, the use of an intermediary in the clinical setting is not permitted.
The Medical College of Georgia has developed technical standards to evaluate prospective students. These standards are guidelines and are subject to revision. For questions or more information, please contact the Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs Office at 706-721-2522.
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*Scheduled appointments are strongly encouraged due to limited availability. Scheduled appointments ensure an Admissions Counselor is available upon arrival.