The Medical College of Georgia Department of Physiology’s focus is the framework of the body’s cells, organs and systems, how they work and how abnormal function leads to disease.
The department is dedicated to outstanding research and excellence in education.
Our federally-funded scientists study some of the nation’s top killers like cardiovascular disease and hypertension, and train independent, creative, productive scholars and PhD graduates, who publish in top tier journals and who are competitive for positions wherever they choose to go.
The department offers programs leading to the PhD degree. A combined MD/PhD or DMD/PhD degree program is available for students who obtain prior or concurrent admission to the MCG or the Dental College of Georgia.
In all programs, extensive experience in the philosophy and performance of basic and biomedical research is stressed. By virtue of their interdisciplinary training, the department's graduates compete successfully for positions in medical schools, universities, government and industry.