MCG 2019 Facts


Class of 2016
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA

As one of the nation's first medical schools, the Medical College of Georgia Medical Studentat Augusta University has a long legacy of training outstanding physicians. One in five Georgia physicians have either attended MCG, or completed their residency at MCG/AU Health.

The 230 students admitted into the 2019 entering class are the latest individuals to join the MCG family. These exceptional students were selected based on a host of criteria including, but not limited to academic metrics, intellectual curiosity, health care experience, leadership, and service to others.

The talented individuals that comprise the Class of 2023 are as diverse as the population they will one day serve and are reflective of MCG's core values of collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusivity, integrity and leadership.

 

Class of 2023

Total Applications..................................3,100

Accepted Students.......................230

Male*............................................106

Female*........................................123

Non-Georgia Residents...............10

Georgia Counties Represented..44

*1 declined to answer

Committed to diversity

52 Underrepresented in Medicine

Academically outstanding

Average GPA Overall........3.8

Average GPA Science........3.7

Average MCAT...................511

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Dual Degree Students

MD/PHD.........................2

BS/MD............................20

Male*......................7

Female*.................12

Average MCAT........515

Average GPA..........3.9

 

 Fy 2019-20 Tuition & Fees:

Biochemistry

Biology

Biomedical Engineering

Cell and Molecular Biology

Chemistry

Genetics

Neuroscience

Psychology

Ecology

Economics

Exercise and Sports Medicine

Finance

History

Journalism

Microbiology

Music

Nursing

Political Science

Public Health

Sociology

Spanish

 

Alumni

  • 241 students in the Class of 2019 obtained residency positions in 25 specialties in 34 states. 68% matched in primary care.

Students matched at top training programs across the nation, such as Johns Hopkins, Mount Sinai and Harvard. Twenty-five percent of our students will be doing their residency in Georgia, and a little more than half of those will train at MCG and AU Health’s residency programs. Almost half of our students matched in primary care - internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine – and other top specialties included emergency medicine, anesthesiology and general surgery.


  • MCG has more than 9,000 living/located alumni with 5,028 living in Georgia
  • 25% will stay in Georgia for their first postgraduate year, 14% at MCG/AU Health or other MCG-affiliated residency programs.
  • Their match rate was 98%, higher than the national average.

Philanthropy

Philanthropy remains a top priority for medical college leadership. Gifts to the state’s public medical school help pay for building projects such as the J. Harold Harrison, M.D., Education Commons; fund scholarships that help recruit the best and brightest students; establish endowed chairs; and provide financial support for faculty and students.

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MCG has 74 endowed chairs and professorships, an all-time high.

The current endowment for the medical school at the MCG Foundation is approximately $177 million.

Research

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Additional programmatic support is
provided by the Georgia Research
Alliance, an internationally acclaimed
model for bringing business, research
universities and state government
together to create and sustain a vibrant,
technology-driven economy.

AREAS OF EMPHASIS:

  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular biology and disease
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Neuroscience & behavioral science
  • Personalized medicine & genomics
  • Population health
  • Reparative and regenerative medicine
  • Vision

 

$96 million total grants & contracts; nearly $45 million in NIH funding:

25th

American Heart Association funding, nationally;

2nd

in Georgia

73rd

NIH grants

 

Dean

Dean Dean Hess

David C. Hess, MD

Dean, Medical College of Georgia
EVP, Medical Affairs and Integration, AU
Presidential Distinguished Chair


A stroke specialist, honored educator and biotech entrepreneur, Dr. Hess became MCG’s 27th dean and Augusta University’s executive vice president for medical affairs and integration in 2017. He also continues to serve as professor and Presidential Distinguished Chair.
 
 

Augusta University and AU Health

 
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  • Founded in 1828
  • One of four state public comprehensive research institutions
  • Nine colleges and schools
  • Nearly 9,000 students
  • 1,000 full-time faculty
  • 7,000 staff
  • 125 educational programs
  • Georgia's only public medical school
  • Georgia's only dental school
  • An aligned and integrated health system
  • A growing and intercollegiate health system
  • A growing intercollegiate athletics program
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Clinical service at AU Health also targets the diverse needs of the state and nation, from frontline wellness care to complex care for the sickest adults and children. Assets include:

  • 478-bed adult hospital
  • 154-bed children’s hospital
  • Only Level 1 adult & pediatric trauma center serving 13 surrounding counties
  • Medical Office Building, with more than 80 outpatient practice sites in one building
  • Digestive Health Center
  • Georgia Radiation Therapy Center
  • Sports Medicine Center
  • Georgia Cancer Center
  • World-renowned for patient- and family-centered care
  • Alliances across the state, including an affiliation with Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation as well as innovative collaborations with Philips and Cerner

Contact

Office of the Dean

Medical College of Georgia

Augusta University

1120 15th St, AA-1002
Augusta, GA 30912

mcgdean@augusta.edu

Dean’s Office: 706-721-2231
Admissions: 706-721-3186
Financial Aid: 706-737-1524
Graduate Medical Education: 706-721-7005