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2018-2019 Augusta University Catalog 
2018-2019 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical College of Georgia

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About the College

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has the 8th largest total enrollment in the nation. MCG expanded its incoming class from 190 to 230 students for the Fall 2010 class – 190 study in Augusta and an additional 40 students matriculate each year at the four-year Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens.

The college’s academic home, the J. Harold Harrison, MD, Education Commons, is a 187,000-square-foot high-tech medical education building on the main campus that features a 26,620-square-foot simulation laboratory, two 300-seat auditoriums, two 150-seat classrooms, 13 learning communities, and 13 small-group classrooms. Outside the classroom, MCG students have the opportunity to learn at AUHealth, which includes a 478-bed adult medical center facility ranked in the top 100 teaching hospitals nationwide, and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Students also rotate at more than 200 affiliated clinical sites throughout the state. Third- and fourth-year students can also live in learn at one of three regional campuses in Southwest (Albany), Southeast (Savannah/Brunswick), and Northwest (Rome) Georgia.

MCG students volunteer extensively in the community, including staffing an after-hours health care clinic for Augusta’s homeless and uninsured, tutoring disadvantaged youth, and running a farmer’s market that offers produce and ideas on healthy eating to people in the inner-city.


Augusta – Main Campus

David Hess, MD, Dean, Medical College of Georgia

Paul M. Wallach, MD, Vice Dean, Medical College of Georgia

T. Andrew Albritton, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum

Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean for Curriculum

Andria Thomas, PhD., Associate Dean for Evaluation

Ralph Gillies, PhD., Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Kelli Braun, MD, Associate Dean for Admissions

Kimberly Vess Loomer, EDD, Associate Dean for Office of Student & Multicultural Affairs

Kathryn Martin, PhD., Associate Dean for Regional Campuses

Lynnette Bauza, MD, First Year Class Associate Dean

Greer Falls, MD, Second Year Class Associate Dean

Eric Lewkowiez, MD, Third Year Class Associate Dean

Stewart Shevitz, MD, Fourth Year Class Associate Dean

Medical Partnership - Athens

Shelley Nuss MD, Partnership Campus Dean, Campus Associate Dean for GME and DIO

Leslie A. Petch-Lee, PhD, Associate Dean for Partnership Campus Integration & Academic Enhancement

W. Scott Richardson, MD, Partnership Campus Associate Dean for Medical Education

Matthew A. Boegehold, Basic Sciences Chair, Interim Partnership Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum

John S. Francis, MD, PhD, Partnership Campus Associate Dean for Student & Multicultural Affairs

Gerald Crites, MD, M.Ed., Partnership Campus Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development

Nancy Hockley, MD, FACS, Partnership Chair of Clinical Sciences

Jonathan Murrow, MD, Partnership Campus Associate Dean for Research

Northwest Campus - Rome

Leonard Reeves, MD, NW Campus Associate Dean

Southwest Campus - Albany

Doug Patten, MD, SW Campus Associate Dean

Sandra Mobley, PhD, RN, Campus Assistant Dean for Curriculum- SW Campus

Southeast Campus – Brunswick/Savannah

T. Wayne Rentz, Jr., MD, FACS, Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum- SE Campus

Frances Purcell, PhD, Campus Assistant Dean for Curriculum

Admissions Requirements

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Program Specific Requirements

MD Program

Doctor of Medicine (Main Campus Students)  

Technical Standards for Admission are required. For further information visit

MCG Dual Degree Programs

Augusta University is enhancing the educational opportunities for medical students through the development of double degree programs and areas of concentration. These educational possibilities expand the academic diversity of our physician graduates who will enter the work force.

In Augusta, students choosing the option of a double degree program will receive the MD/MBA, MD/MPH, and MD/MS degree at the conclusion of the program of study, usually in 5 years. For students located on the Medical Partnership campus, dual degree opportunities exist in partnership with UGA including the MD/MPH and MD/MBA, both of which are completed in 5 years.

MD/PHD Program

(offered in conjunction with The Graduate School)

The combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program provides complete training in medicine and biomedical sciences required for careers in investigative medicine.

Students complete the academic requirements for the M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia and the Ph.D. degree from a degree-granting department of biomedical sciences in the University System of Georgia. Students may choose from eligible Ph.D. programs at Augusta University, the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. The degree can typically be completed in seven to eight years.

Technical Standards for Admission are required. For further information visit

Admissions Recommendations: The average MCAT score for the class that matriculated August 2012 was 30.47. The average GPA was 3.7.

Phase 1 and 2 Course Policies and Procedures

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MCG Academic Affairs Policies

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Promotions and Remediation

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Phase 3 Standard Policies and Procedures

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Doctor of Medicine