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The Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia serves the people of Georgia though our missions of education, research and excellence in clinical care. 

Our goals are to provide the highest quality emergency and urgent medical care to our patients within the setting of cutting-edge research, training and education. This high level of service will be provided to both adults and children in the Augusta University and Children’s Hospital of Georgia emergency departments.

The Emergency Medicine Physicians, Residents, Nurses and Ancillary healthcare professionals provide the highest level of medical care that only an Academic Medical Center can provide. The Department not only renders emergency care to the sick and injured, it also produces cutting edge research and are national leaders in operational medicine, ED Management, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and emergency medicine ultrasound. The department is also a pioneer in the development of novel solutions to improve patient triage, tracking and flow and staffing to maximize efficiency and economy.

Become part of a fast-paced team trained for virtually any emergency. Work alongside EM faculty to learn life-saving procedures. Collaborate on research with other departments within MCG.the Medical College of Geo

The department is also home to the Center of Operational Medicine. The COM's goal is to promote excellence in emergency medical care through education, training, research, and operational support.

Pavilion II
Room 2039

Medical Center Emergency Department
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA  30912-5563


  • Affiliation with the United States Army allows clinical opportunities beyond MCG.


  • Research in Emergency Medicine encompasses many different disciplines and themes.

  • Help a variety of ailments in infant to adult patients. 

Emergency Medicine News

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Medical College of Georgia expert: Watch for signs to indicate a child may be being abused

As people begin to gather again, more signs of child abuse will come to light, says an expert at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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Augusta University launches study to test nasal irrigation to treat COVID-19

Augusta University launches new study that may help ease COVID-19 symptoms.

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Shiver named Department of Emergency Medicine vice chair

Dr. Stephen Shiver, who led the residency program in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University from 2008-17, has been named the department’s vice chair of clinical operations.


Hocker, Groves to lead MCG graduate medical education

Dr. Michael Hocker has been named the medical school’s senior associate dean for graduate medical education. Hocker will also serve as MCG’s designated institutional official.