As the nation's fifth oldest public medical school, 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.
Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2018 for a day full of information and networking!
Each year over 300 high school and undergraduate students from around the state of Georgia attend MCG's Igniting the Dream of Medicine Conference where they have the opportunity to hear from the MCG Admissions Committee, tour the J. Harold Harrison M.D. Education Commons training facility, meet AAMC representatives, present research and participate in mock interviews!
Every spring the Office of Admissions at the Medical College of Georgia offers information sessions and guided tours for prospective applicants. This is your chance to speak with representatives from the Admissions Office and take a guided tour of the J. Harold Harrison M.D. Education Commons building with current M1 & M2 medical students.
Tours will take place from 2:00pm - 3:30pm on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Space is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2021
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Reach out for new experiences, acquire an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, find a way to enjoy the hard work ahead...
*Fast Facts: *
*What is a typical day for you like?*
A typical day for me involves alternating between studying, working out, and eating. If extra time is available I can usually be found shadowing in the emergency department.
*Tell us a little about yourself.*
As a non-traditional student, I served in the military and held law enforcement / armed security occupations before beginning medical school. Although my background is not what one would expect from a medical school applicant, my transition has been awesome! I enjoy meeting new people and encountering new experiences. Sharing my hobbies of barbecuing, cars, and exercising with those with similar interests, from different backgrounds, has been a great experience. As the first person in my family to be accepted into a medical school program, I can serve as a role model and an example of those aspiring to achieve similar goals.
*What is your greatest accomplishment?*
Restoring my 1971 Chevelle SS with my father!
*What has surprised you the most about MCG?*
The diversity of the student body. Our student body contains a mix of traditional and non-traditional students along with various races, religions, and educational backgrounds. Although there is still much to be done to diversify our medical community in Georgia, it is admirable to see MCG taking steps in the right direction. The Medical College of Georgia has built, and will continue to build, a great environment for all people.
*What would people be surprised to know about you?*
I am a combat military veteran.
*What advice do you have for those starting their journey?*
Reach out for new experiences, acquire an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, find a way to enjoy the hard work ahead, learn to work in a team and share the load with others, never be afraid to offer or ask for help, and never lose sight of why you decided to serve others.
I hope to have a rewarding career as an Emergency Medicine physician and start a family.
Hometown: Camilla, GA
MCG focuses on the people, and the people are what make this school so special...
*Fast Facts: *
*What is a typical day like? *
During the school year, I like to start my day early. I typically wake up at 5:45am and try to get to school between 6:30-7:00am to review material. If I am feeling bold, I might go to the gym for an early-morning workout. After attending lecture from 8:00am-noon, I take a lunch break with my classmates, and then head off to the second-floor study bridge to go over lectures for the day. Depending on the day, I will attend PBL (Problem-Based Learning) once a week from 2:00-3:30pm or PD (Physical Diagnosis) from 1:00-5:00pm.
*What would people be surprised to know about you?*
I am a sports fanatic! I played basketball, softball, and ran track in high school, and I continued playing intramural sports in college. There is nothing better to me than a Saturday in the fall when the Georgia Bulldogs tee it up between the Hedges!
*Who are your role models?*
Sir Isaac Newton once said, "If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." My parents are my giants; they are the true heroes of my story. From the very first moment that I expressed my hopes of becoming a physician, they have provided so much support and love for me. They listened to countless frustrated phone calls when I was studying for Organic Chemistry and the MCAT, and they were the first people to celebrate with me when I received the email that I had been accepted to MCG. They are truly my rock.
*What advice do you have for students starting their journey?*
To all students starting your journey in Medicine, welcome! You have chosen a career through which you can enter into the service of others, and there is nothing better than that! This journey will not be easy, but it will be fulfilling and meaningful. Cling to the people who are travelling alongside you and establish a strong support system. Have confidence that you CAN do it. Now go forth and be the compassionate doctor that you were meant to be!
*What has been your favorite experience at MCG?*
In the time that I have been at MCG, the most powerful experience that I have had was in September 2016 when I walked into the anatomy lab for the first time and met my body donor, the person who would become my first patient. In absolute silence, this teacher revealed more to me than any textbook ever could. Perhaps the most powerful moment was holding my donor's heart in my hands. I can never thank my donor enough for guiding me through my first year of anatomy.
*What would you like people to know about MCG?*
MCG boasts a very large class size - 190 students in Augusta and 40 students in Athens.
Despite the large class size, I feel as if the community here is incredibly close-knit.
I know everyone in my class, and they know me. My classmates are truly incredible;
I am so grateful that I get to take this journey throughout medical school with them.
They have helped turn a very large class into a special family. MCG focuses on the
people, and the people are what make this school so special.
After completing medical school, I hope to attend an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at an academic teaching hospital. I have been fortunate to get to know and learn from some of the wonderful Ob-Gyn faculty here at MCG, and I would love to go into academic medicine so that I may serve as a clinician, teacher, and advocate for women's health.