The MD/PhD Admissions Committee strives to identify and accept applicants who demonstrate a commitment to research and will help meet the health care needs of a widely dispersed and highly diverse population. Applicants do not need to be Georgia residents but must either be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. They should have academic ability, personal attributes and interests consistent with Augusta University's mission of improving health and reducing the burden of illness on society. MD/PhD applicants must fulfill the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) admission requirements, as well as demonstrate a strong intellectual curiosity and passion for research.

MCG Prerequisites

As of June 2017, applicants must complete each of the following:

  • One academic year of General Biology or Zoology with lab
  • Two academic years of Chemistry, with at least three semesters of lab 
    • At least one semester of Organic Chemistry with lab
    • At least one semester of Biochemistry
  • One academic year of Physics with lab
  • One academic year of English, or whatever portion in the academic year is required for the baccalaureate degree
  • One semester of Statistics (may be Biostatistics or Probability)

For more information about Prerequisites, please see MCG Admissions.


Complete the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application and indicate "Combined Medical Degree/PhD" as your program choice.

Every applicant is considered for both the MD and the MD/PhD programs. The MD/PhD Admissions Committee will invite select applicants to complete an MD/PhD supplemental application. Applicants not invited to complete the supplemental application will still be considered by the MD Admissions Committee as traditional MD applicants. (Please email the MD/PhD Program directly if you did not indicate "Combined Medical Degree/PhD" as your program choice in your initial application.)

MD/PhD Program interviews are generally scheduled concurrently with MD Program applicants. Admission considerations include a well-rounded perspective, substantial research experience, past course work, grade point average, MCAT scores, clinical shadowing and extracurricular activities.

Current medical students are encouraged to apply for the MD/PhD program after completion of years one, two or three.


2018-2019 Regular Admission Deadlines

AMCAS Application Available

June 2, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Application Submission Time Frame

June 2, 2018 – November 1, 2018

Interview Dates

To be announced

Acceptance Notification

November 2018 - March 2019

Revisit Date

To be announced

Deadline to Accept Offer of Admission (for Fall 2019 Admissions)

April 30, 2019


The MD Program offers an Early Decision Program. The completed application, including MCAT score, is due between June 2, 2018 and August 1, 2018. MCG at Augusta University must be listed as a school of application with AMCAS by the August 1st deadline. Applicants are notified of a decision by October 1st. Regardless if an applicant applies early or regular admission, the MD/PhD Program cannot accept any applicants until they have first been accepted by the MD Program. For more information about the Early Decision Program requirements, please visit MCG admissions.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year with interviews beginning in January 2018.

For details about our campus visits or to invite us to visit your campus, please email mdphd@augusta.edu