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As one of the nation's oldest medical schools, we are proud of our history and excited about our future.

Class of 2022

We are the state of Georgia's only public medical school and are committed to educating physicians who will lead the state of Georgia and the world to better health by providing excellence in biomedical education, discovery, and practice.

Meeting this challenge demands the most exceptional and talented students to train to become our next generation of outstanding physicians and world-class researchers. lt also requires that our physician workforce be as diverse as the population it serves, culturally and socioeconomically. We seek students who are committed to academic excellence and Augusta University's core values of collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusivity, integrity, and leadership.

No matter where you are in your educational path, our office is available to answer any questions you may have about the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and about the admissions process.

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The 2019-20 Application Cycle

Applications for the Medical College of Georgia's Class of 2024 will officially open through AMCAS on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Students wishing to apply will need to fill out a centralized medical school application through AMCAS by visiting: www.aamc.org/amcas

Please note that that several changes were made to the MCG admissions process in the last cycle. In addition to submitting the appropriate applications, completing the required prerequisites and taking the MCAT exam, students are also required to complete the CASPer exam, a ninety-minute online test used to assess key personal and professional characteristics. In addition, beginning with the 2018-19 application cycle, the Medical College of Georgia moved to a Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) format. Competitive applicants who are invited to interview at MCG will experience eight mini interviews, over a ninety-minute time period. Here you will find a complete list of items needed in order to be considered for admission to the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.  

*Given the highly competitive nature of the applicant pool, applicants with GPAs less than 3.0, or MCAT scores less than 496, are not considered competitive for interview.


The CASPer Exam

All applicants to the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer), to assist with our selection process. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility.

CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process. 

In order to take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors.

Please go to www.takeCASPer.com to sign up for the American Professional Health Sciences test (CSP10101) and reserve a test using your student identifier and a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test. There will be no additional tests scheduled. Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule.

Please direct any inquiries on the test to support@takecasper.com. Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on the takecasper.com website.

The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a time contract. The test typically takes between 75-90 minutes to complete. Each response is graded by a different rater, giving a very robust and reliable view of personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure at takeCASPer.com, and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test.

CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it.

Last Test Date for 2019-20 Early Decision: June 25, 2019

Last Test Date for 2019-20 Regular Decision: September 26, 2019

For questions regarding admission, please call 706-721-3186 or email mcgadmissions@augusta.edu 


For 2019-20 Accepted Applicants

MCG Acceptance & Withdrawal Procedures

All accepted applicants to the Medical College of Georgia will need to indicate their interest in accepting their admission through the "Choose Your Medical School Tool" in AMCAS. A full list of dates/deadlines can be found in the MCG Acceptance & Withdrawal Procedures.

Inspiring Students 


Andrew Brodmann


Hometown: Savannah, GA
Campus: Athens
Year: Current M2

When looking for a medical school, I wanted a place that would challenge me as an active learner, rather than a passive one.

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  • Graduated from Georgia Southern University 
  • President of AU/UGA Medical Partnership's Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) Student Section
  • I am 25 years old.  I graduated with a biology degree from Georgia Southern University in 2016.  Hail Southern!  Before joining the Medical College of Georgia family in 2018, I worked as an ER Tech at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, GA and as a Medication Reconciliation Tech at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.  These positions were very formative in my decision to pursue a career in medicine.

    I am very happily married to my wife, Morgan Brodmann; this August will be our 4 year anniversary. She, along with our daughter Lexi (cat), get me through the days when medical school is especially heavy.  During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, lifting weights, watching movies, and playing basketball with my classmates on Friday afternoons.

  • My time spent at East Georgia Regional and the patients I met there were very influential in my wanting to be a physician.  My eyes were opened to the prominent role that a caring doctor plays within a healthcare team towards the goal of strengthening a patient’s health and well-being.  I believe God has called me to love my neighbor and to serve those around me, and He has given me the resources and the passion to do that through being a physician.

  • When looking for a medical school, I wanted a place that would challenge me as an active learner, rather than a passive one.  The AU/UGA Medical Partnership Campus has done exactly that through their small group, problem-based teaching style.  This method constantly encourages me to further engage my fellow classmates in respectful and collaborative discussions.  In this setting, I find myself feeling more comfortable and equipped to learn from each of their unique insights and talents, in order to strengthen my own medical knowledge base and skill set.  This school as a whole, from peers to professors, has truly felt like family to me since week 1.

  • During my first year, I tended to wake up an hour to two before our 8 a.m. class to study; I feel that I concentrate better in the mornings than at night.  I would have small group learning from 8-10 a.m., where my classmates and I would discuss a patient case that integrates the learning material for that week.  Then I would have anywhere from 1-4 hours of large group lecture, where our professors expounded on the learning material that was introduced during small group.  How I spent my time for the remainder of the afternoon varied depending on the day of the week.  I may have attended our Anatomy lab or I may have attended Essentials of Clinical Medicine course, wherein we are taught the art of doctoring through means of taking patient histories, performing physical exams, and learning how to engage with patients in a professional and caring manner.  After all this, I would often read some of our recommend text for the week before packing up and heading home for dinner.

  • The first time I presented a patient case history in front of my small group, I felt like I had not done a good job.  After talking with my preceptor, he agreed to help me with this skill.  A number of times throughout the rest of the semester, he would meet with me before class and we would discuss the current case, practicing how to interpret and articulate the relevant finding.  I am extremely thankful for his willingness to set aside his time and energy for me in this way.

  • My experience above is just one of the countless examples of the lengths in which the MCG teaching staff has gone above and beyond, all for the purpose of bettering our efforts to take care of our future patients in the best way possible.  So many professors have impacted my learning, not simply by their lectures, but primarily by their actions.  Sitting down with any one of them, it will take all of 15 minutes to know how much they care about you and want to you succeed.

  • First, make time to serve others in your community to some capacity during medical school.  It will help your remember your passion for wanting to be a doctor when the waves of studying come crashing.  Second, don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.”  Instead, be willing to look for an answer.  I used to think that being a doctor meant you knew everything about everything in medicine.  False!  Brilliant doctors don’t equal best doctors.  There is rarely a perfect answer to the question in medicine.  Caring doctors equal best doctors.  The caring doctor will do everything he/she can to find the best answer for the good of his/her patients. 

Shantell Griffith


Hometown: Acworth, GA
Campus: Augusta
Year: Current M2

At MCG, your voice is heard and matters. MCG goes above and beyond to make sure you feel welcomed, supported, and respected. You can tell that MCG really cares for us and not only wants us to be great doctors, but happy student-doctors as well.

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  • Graduated from Georgia State University 

I am a nontraditional student. I received both my bachelor’s degree and my Master’s degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. During school, I worked as an emergency room scribe, pharmacy technician, and Kaplan MCAT instructor. My family is closeknit and extremely supportive. My parents live in Acworth with two of my siblings. My other sister is in Macon completing Law school. I live here in Augusta with my fiancé and our two children.

My love for science and knowing how the human body works called me to medicine, interacting with patients as a pharmacy technician and hearing their stories motivated me to become a physician. I want to be a listening ear for my patients, so that they feel heard and cared for, not just another bed in the hospital, or appointment in the calendar.

I chose the Medical College of Georgia because I saw how close the students were. On my interview day, as well as during Igniting the Dream, I witnessed the current students laughing and joking with each other. I heard their testimonies on how caring the faculty were and how everyone really had each other’s back. I anticipated, correctly, that an acceptance to the Medical College of Georgia class would be an acceptance into a family.

 

My favorite thing to do at campus is to go to the wellness center with a group of friends and take one of the many fitness classes offered. It’s a great opportunity to bond with my classmates while improving our wellness.

My white coat ceremony was my favorite experience. The Medical College of Georgia has the white coat ceremony later in the first year, after we complete our first module. At first I was disappointed that I would have to wait so long to get the coveted coat, but having gone through 6 weeks of lecture, studying, and testing with my classmates made the experience even better. I felt worthy of the white coat, like I had earned it, and had friends to share the moment with. Had we had our ceremony in the very beginning, I would have just been getting a coat with a bunch of strangers.

Make sure this is something you want, because the road to medicine may not always be easy or go as planned, but if you have the drive and right motivation you will be successful.

After medical school and residency, I want to go back home to Acworth/Kennesaw and either be a community physician, work in academics, or a combination of the two.

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