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The impact of the state of Georgia's only public medical school spans from its founding nearly 200 years ago, in 1828, as one of the nation's first medical schools to its current role optimizing health and health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery and service.

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation’s largest medical schools by class size, with 264 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG’s expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full  spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs.

Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America’s children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

 

MCG Medicine cover image showing artistic rendering of white blood cells and red blood cells. MCG Magazine- Spring/ Summer 2022

 

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When chronic stress activates these neurons, behavioral problems like loss of pleasure, depression result

Scientists have evidence these POMC neurons become hyperactive after chronic exposure to stress, leading to things like depression. When their activity is reduced, so are behaviors that lead to these problems.

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Augusta University research featured on cover of scientific journal

“Going from instructor level to assistant to associate to professorship, it tends to take women significantly longer, and we're not promoted in the same percentages as men are, and I feel it'll take another couple of decades to get us where we need to be,” said Ellen Basile, DO.

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Optimal genome mapping offers high-resolution method to better see, then target cancer-causing gene variants

This is the first study to try to standardize the way we need to investigate these structural changes in hematologic malignancies.

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Tailor-made medical education

Ultrasound Teaching

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has redesigned its four-year core MD curriculum to three years to enable students to better tailor-make their fourth-year learning experience.

The redesign provides a more efficient pathway into primary care for a percentage of students. The majority of students will spend the fourth year of medical school honing clinical and research skills or completing a dual degree.

The MCG 3+ Primary Care Pathway would see a percentage of students who commit to primary care practice in rural or underserved Georgia, graduate in three years and immediately enter a residency in either emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery or psychiatry. In exchange for a commitment to serve an underserved area of the state, those students will receive a scholarship.

Another option for students with the new curriculum will be to use their fourth year to earn a dual degree, like the university’s MD/MBA or MD/MPH. The final option would enable students to use their fourth year for advanced clinical training and/or research in their chosen future career specialty.

More about the 3+ Program