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Mercer University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
1501 Mercer University Dr,
Macon, Georgia 31207
(478) 301-2524
School Information
"Mercer University’s School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, more than 60 percent of graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas of Georgia." "The School opened additional four-year M.D. campuses in Savannah in 2008 and in Columbus in 2021. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School’s primary teaching hospitals: Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center and Piedmont Macon Medical Center in Macon; Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah; and Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital and St. Francis-Emory Healthcare in Columbus. Mercer Medicine, the clinical faculty practice of the School of Medicine, is based in Macon and operates additional clinics in Sumter, Peach, Clay, Putnam and Harris counties. The School also offers master’s degrees in preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences and a Ph.D. in rural health sciences in Macon and a master’s degree in family therapy in Macon and Atlanta." (Source:

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Admissions Policies
  • The goal of the college's Underrepresented in Medicine Representatives is to "connect with other underrepresented students seeking to enter medical school and help provide a smooth transition upon matriculation."
  • The MUSM Bear Essentials program is a "student-led initiative created to recruit under-represented in medicine (URiM) students into the field of medicine." The program's goal is "to diversify the physician workforce to help combat health disparities across the state of Georgia."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • One of the goals of MUSM's Diversity Committee is to "Support training of faculty, staff, and students to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable climate for all at MUSM."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • One of the goals of MUSM's Diversity Committee is to develop "diversity and inclusion content in the MUSM curriculum through pedagogical skill training and support in the various MUSM educational programs."
  • MUSM's Master of Family Therapy core curriculum includes a class titled "Diversity and Social Justice."
  • MUSM's library offers a variety of resources on the topics of health equity and racism in medicine.
Last updated June 30th, 2023
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