Jennifer Tucker

Class Dean - Fourth Year

Jennifer Tucker

Class Dean - Fourth Year

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Other Duties

Associate Dean for Student Affairs, MCG Academic Affairs, Education Outreach and Partners


Dr. Tucker was appointed Spring 2015 as Associate Professor and in the Department of Emergency Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. She currently serves as 4th Year Class Dean. She is a 1997 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her internship then a Pediatrics residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2000 followed by a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in 2005. Clinical specialties include Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Tucker is involved in numerous educational activities, which include Clerkship course teaching, resident training, mentorship, and student teaching in years 1, 2, and 4. Her research interests include Trauma and Student Education. Dr. Tucker is also a member of the Pediatric Trauma Committee and is involved in AAP and ACEP.

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  • GB 3304


  • MD, Medicine Medical College of Georgia, 1997

  • BA, Bio, General Swarthmore College, 1993

  • BA, English Language and Literature, General Swarthmore College, 1993


  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) - Instructor 2015

  • Certified, Pediatric Advanced Life Support 2010

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2006

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider 2001

  • Neonatal Resuscitation 2001

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine American Board of Pediatrics, 2016

  • PHY GA Composite State Brd, 2005

  • General Pediatric Medicine 2000

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Hooder at the Hooding Ceremony MCG, 2021

  • Faculty Hooder at the Hooding Ceremony MCG, 2020

  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2020

  • Exemplary Teaching Award for Outstanding Medical Student Teachin MCG, 2019

  • Faculty Hooder at the Hooding Ceremony MCG, 2019

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • EMED 5001

    Emergency Medicine Clkship
  • MEDI 6100

    Orientation to Medicine
  • PEDS 5007

    Pediatric Research
  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine

Teaching Interests

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Student Education


Selected Recent Publications

  • One Pill (or Sip) Can Kill, 2021
    Broadcast Media
  • "Oldie but Goodie": Pediatric Clinical Concepts, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Marine Envenomation, 2017
  • Shot to the Heart, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Neonatal Emergencies, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • EMED 5001 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • MCG, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics CCC Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics PCC Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Morbidity and Mortality Reviews for the PEM section 2007 - 2018

    Role: Other

University Service

  • ACS Prehospital Care Trauma Sub-Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Promotions Committee, Medical College of Georgia’s School of Medicine Class of 2009 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic House Advisor for the Medical College of Georgia 2014 - Present

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Preceptor for Essentials of Clinical Medicine 2011 - Present

  • Student Educational Enrichment Program (SEEP) 2011 - Present

    Role: Faculty Mentor

Professional Service

  • Children’s Hospital of Georgia Trauma Committee 2014 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Committee on Trauma Excellence, Specialty Care Subcommittee 2012 - 2013

    Role: Committee Member
  • Medical Executive Committee for the Children’s Medical Center 2009 - 2010

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Turn back the block 2019

    Role: Other
  • Career Day at Episcopal Day School 2016

    Role: Other
  • Episcopal Day School, Board of Trustees 2009 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • Community Advisory Board for the Junior League of Augusta 2006 - 2008

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Planned Parenthood of East Central Georgia 1994 - 1995

    Role: Other