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

Applicants must complete each of the following:

  • Biology
    • One academic year of General Biology or Zoology with lab (2 semesters).
    • If a student places out of general biology using AP credit and chooses to use the AP credit and not take a general biology course in college, must substitute one academic year of advanced Biology courses.  Students must complete the laboratory requirement in college.
  • Chemistry
    • One academic year of Chemistry, Of the year, one semester must be Organic Chemistry and one semester must be Biochemistry. 
    • AP credit may NOT be used to place out of this requirement.
  • Physics
    • One academic year of Physics with 2 semesters of lab.
    • AP credit may be used to place out of this requirement.
  • English
    • One academic year of English, English-based Composition, Writing, Literature, or Communication are acceptable; Humanities courses may be used to meet one semester of this requirement.
    • AP credit may be used to place out of this requirement.
  • Statistics
    • One semester of Statistics (may be Biostatistics, Probability or equivalent)
    • AP credit may be used to place out of this requirement. 

For more information about Prerequisites, please see MCG Admissions.


Applicants must follow the Medical College of Georgia application process, which includes the following:

  • Submit an AMCAS application and indicate “Combined MD-PhD” as the program choice. Applicants should demonstrate academic coursework rigor and breadth and have longitudinal clinical/healthcare and research experiences that show a commitment to an academic / biomedical research career.
  • Submitted letters of reference should also include those from research mentors.
  • CASPer Exam Scores
  • MCAT Scores
  • Submit MCG Admissions Secondary Application. Applicants will be notified by MCG's Admissions Office to complete a secondary application after the AMCAS application is received. 

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

Interview Process

MD-PhD Program applicants invited for interview will be notified by the Medical College of Georgia MD/PhD Program Admissions Office. MD-PhD Program applicants not being considered for the MD-PhD program will still be considered by the MD Admissions Committee as traditional applicants to the MD Program only.


2022-2023 Admission Deadlines

AMCAS Application Available

May 3, 2022 - November 1, 2022

Application Submission Deadline

November 1, 2022

Interview Dates

All interviews will be virtual. MD-PhD Program applicants will be notified by MD/PhD Program administration to set up an interview schedule.

Acceptance Notification

January - March 2023

Revisit Date

To be announced

Deadline to Accept Offer of Admission (for Fall 2023 Admissions)

April 30, 2023


The MD Program offers an Early Decision Program. For more information about the Early Decision Program requirements, please visit MCG admissions. Regardless if an applicant applies via early or regular admission, the MD/ PhD Program cannot accept any applicants until they have been accepted by the MD Program.

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