Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia.  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our department, as is true of every other department of psychiatry in the USA. We are now implementing COVID-specific infection control practices in our clinics, and have widely adopted telemedicine for those patients who cannot come to our clinics. Despite these challenges, we are otherwise very much “in business”. 

Our 2019-2020 academic year has been very successful.  We had a full match in adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, health psychology and forensic psychology.
Our graduates have moved on to careers in private group practice, fellowships, and academic positions.  New faculty are joining our ranks this fall 2020 in general psychiatry, addiction medicine and forensics. Departmental faculty have been actively publishing in the areas of schizophrenia, mood disorders, and in suicide.  The department has been the recipient of generous charitable gifts to support the provision of psychotherapy to children, as delivered by our trainees.  

If you are a patient, we invited you to look at the Clinical Programs link, which, in addition to our standard services, also describes care for eating disorders, dialectic behavior therapy (or DBT) for borderline personality disorder, ECT, transcranial magnetic stimulation, Addiction Medicine, among other approaches to care. Also, refer to the video above, "About the Department," to learn more details.
If you are a potential trainee, please look at the “Education” link on our menu to the left.  

We continue to recruit for excellent faculty candidates through the process of Conrad-30 J-1 Visa waivers. If you are a potential faculty recruit, please note that we are interested in assisting with an application for a J-1 Visa waiver for qualified psychiatrists, and that I would love to hear from you directly at my email address wmccall@augusta.edu.
Thank you and have a great day.

photo of Vaughn McCall, MD, MS

Vaughn McCall, MD, MS

  • Professor and Case Distinguished Chairman

About the Department

2020 Update from Dr. Vaughn McCall