As one of the nation's oldest medical schools, the Medical College of Georgia is proud of our history and excited about our future.

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 have about the admissions process.

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MCG's response to prerequisite courses affected by COVID-19

The Office of Admissions is sensitive to the academic burden placed on applicants attempting to complete graded prerequisite courses that were converted to online and/or Pass/Fail during the COVID-19 pandemic. Towards this end, all successfully completed prerequisite courses (including Pass/Fail and online) affected by COVID-19 (Spring, Summer and Fall semesters 2020 and Spring, Summer and Fall semesters 2021, and Spring 2022) will be accepted for credit by the Office of Admissions upon verification with that applicant’s institution. This will only apply to those courses in which the applicant was actively enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pass/Fail and online courses will not be accepted for required Biology and Chemistry coursework outside of this exception.

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The 2022-23 Application Cycle

Applications for the Medical College of Georgia's Class of 2027 officially open through AMCAS on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Students that applied filled out a centralized medical school application through AMCAS by visiting: www.aamc.org/amcas

Please note that 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. The CASPer exam is now bundled in the Altus Suite. 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. 

*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 Test - Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics 

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 for the 2022-2023 application cycle. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility.

The CASPer exam is now bundled in the Altus Suite. The Altus Suite consists of 3 tests, CASPer, Snapshot and Duet, however CASPer is the only test required for MCG's admissions process. 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 the Altus Suite, you will be responsible for securing access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities. You will require the following for both account creation and taking the test:

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Valid email address
  • Working webcam
  • Working microphone
  • Reliable high-speed internet connection

Please go to www.takeAltus.com to sign up for the Medicine test (CSP-10111 - U.S. Medicine), under your specific country (USA), and reserve a test using your AMCAS ID and a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times based on the admissions timeline and requirements. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test, and you must select Augusta University for distribution before the posted Distribution Deadline. Likely, there will be no additional tests scheduled, but the most up to date information can be found by browsing the Test Dates and Times on takeAltus.com. Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule.

To account for identity verification and payment processing timeline, ensure that you register for your test at least 3 days before your preferred test date and time. Last-minute bookings are not recommended. If you require testing accommodations for CASPer, you will need to submit the Accommodations Request Form signed by you and your qualified professional 3 weeks in advance of your desired test date. More information regarding CASPer accommodations can be found here.

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 takeAltus.com website.

The Altus Suite consists of 3 tests, CASPer, Snapshot and Duet. The suite typically takes between 75-120 minutes to complete. Casper takes about 60-90 minutes to complete, while Snapshot and Duet each take about 10-15 minutes. 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. 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 takealtus.com, and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test. We strongly urge you to take advantage of the 12-section practice test, which will not only immerse you in the test environment, but will also ensure you meet the technical requirements to access and complete 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.

For a more detailed look at the CASPer test, please see this video.

Last Test Date for 2022-23 Early Decision: June 28, 2022

Last Test Date for 2022-23 Regular Decision: September 29, 2022

Final Score Distribution Deadline for 2022-23 Regular Decision: October 13, 2022

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


For 2021-2022 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

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Elexis Price

  • Hometown: Waycross, GA
  • Campus: Augusta
  • Year: Current M2

"Medical school is long and hard, but it is also full of peers and mentors that are ready to support and uplift and who are eager to see you succeed"

Fast Facts:

  • I earned a BS in Biology with a minor in Global Health.
  • I graduated as my high schools valedictorian.
  • I love painting as a creative outlet.

Tell us a little about yourself.

  • I grew up in Waycross, GA, and I attend the University of Georgia for undergrad where I earned a BS in Biology with a minor in Global Health. After college, I had the opportunity to work in ophthalmology before coming to MCG. In my free time, I enjoy getting outdoors and soaking up the sunshine by going for walks. I also love painting as a creative outlet.

What is a typical day like for you?

  • A typical day for me begins with a work out (a few times a week) then I head to campus which is where I spend most of the day going to lecture, class activities, and studying. I thankfully have some great study buddies who I discuss topics with and learn from. I typically meal prep on the weekends, so I eat my meals on campus. My friends and I usually take short study breaks by going for walks outside around Harrison especially to catch the sunset. Once I get back home, I spend some time relaxing before bed.

 What is something people may be surprised to know about you?

  • I think some people would be surprised to know that I had a pet frog in middle school.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to be?

  • Honestly, I consider becoming valedictorian one of my greatest accomplishments. It was a goal I set for myself early in high-school, and I was proud of my consistency throughout to be able to achieve that goal. Getting into medical school has to be a tough second though!

What advice do you have for students just starting their journey in Medicine?

  • My biggest advice would have to be to show yourself and others grace and patience throughout the process. Medical school is long and hard, but it is also full of peers and mentors that are ready to support and uplift and who are eager to see you succeed. There is a reason why you chose medicine so hone into that and stay true to yourself.

What motivated you to want to be a physician?

  • My desire to become a physician is largely rooted in my own experiences as someone with a rarer condition as well as my passion for service and breaking down inequities within society. I believe becoming a physician provides you with numerous opportunities to serve your community, assess their needs, and truly make strides for change.

What do you hope to do after completing medical school?

  • I am still keeping an open mind on specialties at this point, but I do hope to work in academic medicine in the future.

 Who are your role models?

  • My absolute role model is my grandmother who influenced my journey to medicine in so many ways. She embodied compassion and empathy, and she instilled so many great qualities within me that I hope will encompasses the care I give to my future patients.

Why did you choose the Medical College of Georgia' at Augusta University?

  • I chose MCG because of its’ proximity to my support system, and I heard great things from older students about the curriculum and faculty that made me feel confident with the education I would receive.

What has been your favorite or most powerful experience in medical school?

  • My favorite experiences in medical school have been at the Equality Clinic, which is one of our student-run free clinics. As a coordinator, I have the opportunity to assist in caring for patients in our community. Their stories are always inspiring and being able to listen to them and learn from them constantly reminds me of why I am going into this field. I also get to interact with some of the best physicians and absorb all of the knowledge they have to share with us.   

What has surprised you the most, or what would you like people to know about MCG?

  • I think what surprised me about MCG was the amount of opportunities that we have as students. There are so many clubs, research projects, and extracurricular activities available to us. This helps us advance our careers, network, and most importantly balance our academics with our passions. 

What is your favorite thing to do at your campus?

  • I think my favorite thing to do in Augusta is to try new food (aka desserts). There are so many different local restaurants here that are unique and special, and I love getting to explore a new city.

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Dina Teshager

  • Hometown: Snellville. GA
  • Campus: Athens
  • Year: Current M4

"Medical school can be intimidating, but I have found MCG to be an environment where people are transparent about their journey through medicine..." 

Fast Facts:

  • Before medical school, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer and a ninth grade Biology Teacher.
  • I was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • My hobbies include travelling, taking long walks, and learning things about art and culture.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

  • My name is Dina Teshager. I am a M4 at the Medical College of Georgia. I was born in Addis 
    Ababa, Ethiopia, but I grew up in the metro Atlanta area. I am passionate about people living their healthiest and most well lives. I am pursuing a career in Family Medicine and hope to be the type of doctor that is able to care for people from many different backgrounds. Before medical school, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer and a ninth grade Biology Teacher. My hobbies include travelling, taking long walks, and learning things about art and culture. 

What is a typical day like for you?

  • A typical day during fourth year is seeing the specialty you have chosen up close and personal. For me in Family Medicine, it looks like seeing patients of all different ages and learning as much as possible about how to provide medical care for them. 

What is something people may be surprised to know about you?

  • I love water sports! Some experiences that I have had include: swimming in a volcano crater, rafting down the Ganges River in India, and canoeing in the lakes of south Georgia. 

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to be?

  • Maintaining my own health during medical school. It can be a busy time, and it has been a challenge to remember to take care of myself so I can help take care of others well. 

What advice do you have for students just starting their journey in Medicine?

  • Be open minded and allow yourself to explore all the many avenues there are to having a career in medicine. There is no one way to be a doctor! 

What motivated you to want to be a physician?

  • I wanted to have a meaningful career that was centered around serving others. I, also, knew that my strengths lied in math and science and was looking for a path that combined those two things. Medicine was it!

What do you hope to do after completing medical school?

  • Practicing medicine in a Family Medicine Residency program. 

Who are your role models?

  • I have so many! I am inspired most by physicians who pursue excellence in providing medical care and maintain a humble attitude. 

Why did you choose the Medical College of Georgia's AU/UGA Medical Partnership Campus?

  • I chose the Athens Campus for three reasons.
    • 1. I enjoyed the collaborative learning environment of small groups.
    • 2. Athens is one of the most picturesque college towns, and I wanted to live there.
    • 3. I wanted to be close to my family who lives in the metro Atlanta area. 

What has been your favorite or most powerful experience in medical school?

  • All of the people I have met while in medical school. There are so many of my peers who have done wonderful things before medical school and continue to do so. It is amazing hearing about the research, volunteerism, and work being done by them. 

What has surprised you the most, or what would you like people to know about MCG?

  • Medical school can be intimidating, but I have found MCG to be an environment where people are transparent about their journey through medicine and interested in mentoring new students along their own journey. 

What is your favorite thing to do at your campus?

  • Athens is a great town for walking around. My favorite things to do are go downtown grab some Ben and Jerry’s and explore the local shops. A lot of the times I spent on campus were studying, but some of my best memories involve finding a space in the basement of the Carnegie Library with friends and studying all day. 

 

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Medical College of Georgia Office of Admissions

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706-721-3186

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706-721-0959

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