Augusta University offers two programs which allow outstanding students the opportunity to achieve their BS-MD or BS-DMD degrees in only seven years. In each case students will spend their first three years in pursuit of the BS in Cell and Molecular Biology through the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM). In their fourth year students will begin their four year program in medicine or dentistry through either the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) or the Dental College of Georgia (DCG). Courses taken in the first year of those programs will be used to satisfy any remaining course requirements needed to complete the BS degree.
Students accepted in these programs will take classes together as a cohort and participate in special opportunities for volunteering, clinical exposure, research, and more. They will experience a very robust curriculum which exceeds the basic preparatory requirements of the MD & DMD programs, and as a result, they will be prepared well to excel at the next level.
In spring of 2021, the Colleges celebrated first Professional Scholars Program graduates.
In spring of 2022, a student in the Professional Scholars Program becomes first Goldwater Scholar at Augusta University