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.


Applicants must follow the Medical College of Georgia application process, which includes the AMCAS application as well as CASPer, and indicate “Combined MD-PhD” as the program choice on their AMCAS application. 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.

MD-PhD Program applicants invited for interview will be notified by the Medical College of Georgia Admissions Office and will meet with members of the MD Program Admissions Committee and with members of the MD-PhD Program Admissions Committee over a two-day period. Applicants will also meet with current program students and have the opportunity to visit mentors and labs of interest. 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.

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


2019-2020 Regular Admission Deadlines

AMCAS Application Available

June 2, 2019 - November 1, 2019

Application Submission Time Frame

June 2, 2019 – November 1, 2019

Interview Dates

  • September 20, 2019
  • September 27, 2019
  • October 11, 2019
  • October 25, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 6, 2019
  • December 13, 2019
  • December 20, 2019
  • January 17, 2020

Acceptance Notification

January - March 2020

Revisit Date

To be announced

Deadline to Accept Offer of Admission (for Fall 2020 Admissions)

April 30, 2020


The MD Program offers an Early Decision Program. The completed application, including MCAT score, is due between June 2, 2019 and August 1, 2019. 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.

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