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Medical College of Georgia – Augusta University

Medical School

Mailing Address
1120 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30912
Phone
(706) 721-3186
School Information
"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." The college enrolls a total of 960 students and employs 870 full and part-time faculty. (Source: https://www.augusta.edu/mcg/#) (Source: https://www.augusta.edu/mcg/documents/2022-fact-sheet-8.9.2022.pdf)
General Information
The college has an "Office of Learner Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion," which aims to, "Develop, implement and enhance practices and policies of diversity and inclusivity that facilitate a culturally sensitive college and academic health center environment." It also has a link to the "AAMC Anti-Racism in Medicine Collection." Additionally, the vice president and chief medical officer for Augusta University Health said, "Medical colleges around the country must also prepare future doctors and health care workers to be cognitive of the longstanding inequities that pervade the health care system and provide short-term and long-term solutions to reduce these disparities."

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The college said, "In 2017, MCG began following the holistic review recommendations developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as well as internal guidelines developed by the admissions committee made up of 20 dedicated faculty members and students..." Additionally, the college's associate dean of admissions said, "We look at the context of the individual, so it’s not solely metric driven or based on a person’s GPA or their Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score. While we follow national benchmarks for assessing the academic readiness of our applicants, equally as important are an individual’s experiences and attributes in selecting the next generation of future physicians."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The vice president and chief medical officer for Augusta University Health said, "Medical colleges around the country must also prepare future doctors and health care workers to be cognitive of the longstanding inequities that pervade the health care system and provide short-term and long-term solutions to reduce these disparities."
Resources
  • The college named the "medical school’s associate dean for learner diversity, equity and inclusion." As of 2022, the current officeholder was "recently appointed to serve on the Association of American Medical College’s Constructing an Equitable, Inclusive, and Anti-racist Learning Environment Working Group."
  • The college has an "Office of Learner Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion," which aims to, "Develop, implement and enhance practices and policies of diversity and inclusivity that facilitate a culturally sensitive college and academic health center environment." It also has a link to the "AAMC Anti-Racism in Medicine Collection."
  • The college also has a number of Student Affinity Groups.
Symbolic Actions
  • A college official said, "That’s why cultural sensitivity training is so valuable. The truth is, we all have biases and health care providers are no different..."
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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