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The impact of the state of Georgia's only public medical school spans from its founding nearly 200 years ago, in 1828, as one of the nation's first medical schools to its current role optimizing health and health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery and service.

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation’s largest medical schools by class size, with 240 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG’s expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full  spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs.

Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America’s children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

 

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Doctors in lab

New approach emerges to better classify, treat brain tumors

A new method that produces a better tumor profile is particularly adept at recognizing some of the most serious gliomas, the most common brain tumor type in adults.

Doctor in lab

$2.25 million NIH grant enables exploration of a pathway to better vaccines

To build better vaccines, scientists want to know more about how our bodies make adequate numbers of effective, durable antibodies against the influenza virus.

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Dr. Caprice Greenberg named MCG Department of Surgery chair

Dr. Caprice C. Greenberg, a renowned health services researcher and surgical oncologist, has been named chair of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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Traditional model for disease spread may not work in COVID-19

Dr. Arni Rao and his co-authors instead suggest more of a dynamic, moment in time approach using a model called the geometric mean. That model uses today’s number to predict tomorrow’s numbers.

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Tailor-made medical education

Ultrasound Teaching

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is redesigning its four-year core MD curriculum to three years to enable students to better tailor-make their fourth-year learning experience.

The redesign provides a more efficient pathway into primary care for a percentage of students. The majority of students will spend the fourth year of medical school honing clinical and research skills or completing a dual degree.

The MCG 3+ Primary Care Pathway would see a percentage of students who commit to primary care practice in rural or underserved Georgia, graduate in three years and immediately enter a residency in either emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics or psychiatry. Dependent on future funding, those students would receive a scholarship.

Another option for students with the new curriculum will be to use their fourth year to earn a dual degree, like the university’s MD/MBA or MD/MPH. The final option would enable students to use their fourth year for advanced clinical training and/or research in their chosen future career specialty.

More about the 3+ Program