We will open our catalog for viewing on Tuesday March 1st, 2022, and for applications on Friday April 1st, 2022 around 8am. The first available block for MCG/August University Medical Center begins on July 5th, 2022. Our application requirements will be viewable on March 2nd along with the catalog.
Rotations are still available in the 2021-2022 application cycle for Spring 2022 - ends June 12th, 2022.
Military applicants looking for an emergency medicine rotation can apply by contacting the EMED Department at email@example.com and submitting a paper application. Paper applications are only available to military students.
Augusta University Medical College of Georgia is unable to accept international medical students or Caribbean off-shore medical students at this time, as we only accept students from U.S.-based medical schools that are authorized by AAMC to use their VSAS APPLICATION SYSTEM. Please refer to our policy for acceptance of visiting medical students. We regret that there are no exceptions to this policy.
MCG/AU does not currently offer short term housing on campus. Most visiting students use temporary housing sites like Airbnb, etc to find housing in the area. Be warned - The areas directly around the hospital are not great and we advise you to take care walking in downtown Augusta in general, especially at night. It isn't a dangerous area, just one where you need to be aware of your surroundings.
You will likely need to bring your personal vehicle or rent one while you are here - Augusta is a driving city. We will send you parking information when you are accepted to your rotation. Parking is a flat $50 fee to use campus parking lots for one month. There is a campus shuttle system that you can use to move around campus and to parking areas, or to the summerville/cyber campuses.
For housing, we would advise looking at North Augusta, which is right over the river, or the Summerville neighborhood, which is close to the hospital but a better area. That is the area west of the hospital up Walton Way, around the Summerville campus of AU. Also the area around the Augusta National golf club is a good area too that should have affordable Airbnbs, etc. Rotating Room is also a good resource to find housing specifically for medical students on rotations - https://rotatingroom.com/need-a-room.
Students have also had good experiences at some of the extended stay hotels in the area -https://www.tripstodiscover.com/extended-stay-hotels-in-augusta-georgia/.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you want to check on a particular area or housing option that you've found.
ONE rotation maximum if accepted. Incomplete applications will be denied.
Your elective requests will be honored in order of preference after all Medical College of Georgia students have received their elective assignments. Once a decision has been made, you will be notified via email from VSAS. Accepted students will be required to complete additional requirements and trainings upon acceptance.
The Visiting Medical Student Elective Program does not process/approve observerships- please contact Mary Tipton -email@example.com.