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Welcome to the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia!

Enhancing the health of individuals, families, populations, and communities is the over-riding mission and priority of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. The department provides primary care education, discovery and clinical services to advance this mission.

The department reflects and epitomizes Augusta University's well-known commitment to patient- and family-centered care and practice-based population management concepts. Its curricula, research and clinical practices are continually monitored and revised as needed to ensure substantial relevance to the healthcare challenges faced in a rapidly changing environment. Objective feedback attests to the success of this approach, including the National Committee for Quality Assurance's recognition of the department's faculty/resident practice as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.


Our Mission

Our mission is "to provide patient-centered primary care education, clinical service, and discovery to enhance health and health status of individuals, families, and communities." 

Our mission responds to primary care health needs of the state, region, and nation by producing physician providers, educators, and scholars in patient-centered and practice-based population management care models and providing primary care services and research.

Family and Community Medicine Research

In pursuit of the Department of Family and Community Medicine’s vision to advance the health and well-being of Georgians and their communities, the Research Section collaborates with community and academic stakeholders to pursue community-driven scholarship to advance the health and well-being of those we serve.

Family and Community Medicine Positions

We seek clinician educators to support its teaching, scholarship, and service programs in response to anticipated growth in undergraduate medical education and its Family and Community Medicine residency.

Clinical Services




Education Programs




FCM News

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MCG fellowships to offer more training to primary care physicians

New programs offer more training in sports medicine and rural health.

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Augusta University provides physicals for area students

More than 40 volunteers participated in the event, including students, physicians, nurses and athletic trainers.

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Fogla is new vice chair of Family Medicine

The obesity medicine expert will also oversee the delivery of health care in the Family Medicine Center.

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Ledford named Hames Distinguished Chair

Dr. Christy Ledford has been named Curtis G. Hames, MD, Distinguished Chair in Family Medicine.



Contact Us

Family & Community Medicine

Health Sciences Campus

Faculty Office Building

706-721-3159 (Chair's Office)
706-721-4588 (Family Med Center)

1120 15th Street, HB-4000
Augusta, GA 30912