Today we celebrate 226 of our remarkable students taking the next step in their careers as physicians, including 187 from MCG in Augusta and 39 from the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens. These soon-to-be MCG graduates have been educated in all four corners of our state, including at our regional campuses in Albany, Rome and Savannah/Brunswick.
As of match day, 99% of MCG's graduates have a residency position! This achievement
will be widely celebrated by classmates, family and faculty members. Our students'
personal and academic accomplishments have placed them at top-tier residency programs
across the country, including programs at the Medical College of Georgia. It comes
as no surprise that we regularly hear from colleagues all over the United States how
well our students are doing in their residency programs. We expect to hear great things
about this years' matched students.
Such Match Day success is something we should fill be proud of, and it is due in large part to not only our students' abilities, but the learning, care, mentorship, and support they have received from MCG's faculty and administrative teams, who are devoted to student success.
The MCG Office of Learner Affairs guides the important MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation) process. MSPE letters are used by residency programs as part of the selection process. Associate Deans Dr. Kimberly Loomer (Augusta), Dr. Jennifer Tucker (Year 4 Class Dean, Augusta), and Dr. John Francis (Athens) lead the MSPE writing process. Assisting them is a team of MSPE authors and student advisors who met with each student this year.
In the PGY-1 year of residency, 71 (31%) of our students matched in Georgia! Of those,
35 (16%) will stay at an AUHealth/MCG or MCG-affiliated residency, including the Medical
Partnership programs in Athens, and Wellstar/Kennestone in Atlanta.
Of note, 137 (61%) students matched into primary care residency programs*:
*Georgia Board for Physician Workforce definition of primary care