The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine A Tradition of Excellence

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1 The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine A Tradition of Excellence The Beginning Founded in 1828 Classes began in 1829 Began with 7 students and 4 faculty members 13th oldest medical school in the nation out of 126 medical schools 1

2 Schools on Campus School of Medicine 730 Students/ 190 per class each year School of Dentistry School of Nursing School of Allied Health School of Graduate Studies Combined total = 2,227 Research Opportunities MD/PhD Program Dean s/student Summer Research Program Arranged Projects with Faculty Members NIH Fellowships Other Competitive Fellowships New Cancer Research Center $ 54 million facility 2

3 MCG Cancer Research Center Medical School Curriculum First year: anatomy, histology, biochemistry and genetics neuroscience, physiology, psychiatry essentials of clinical medicine Second year: pathology, pharmacology, microbiology reproductive endocrinology essentials of clinical medicine 3

4 Medical School Curriculum Third year: Clerkships ob/gyn, surgery, psychiatry, family medicine neuroscience, internal medicine, pediatrics, Fourth year: selectives in emergency medicine, critical care medicine Adult ambulatory medicine sub-internship 3 elective rotations Admissions Process Apply through AMCAS (www.aamc.org) and designate application to be sent to MCG MCG sends supplemental application to qualified candidates Competitive applicants will be invited to interview Admission s s committee made up of 18 members votes on candidates 4

5 APPLICATION DATES Early Decision Program (Georgia residents) applicants must file their applications for admission with AMCAS between June 1, 2007, and August 1, 2007 if applying to the August 2008 class. Regular Decision applicants must file their applications for admission with AMCAS between June 1, 2007 and November 1, 2007 if applying to the August 2008 class. Prerequisite Classes One year of biology with lab One year of general/inorganic chemistry with lab One year of physics with lab One semester of organic chemistry with lab One semester of advanced chemistry English classes required to graduate from your individual college *one year is equal to two semesters, three quarters, or two quarters and a semester 5

6 Prerequisite Classes Courses Recommended Cellular biology Statistics What can I do to prepare? Maintain a strong GPA Get a BA or BS degree from an undergraduate college Take as many science classes as possible Strong performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) Get experiences shadowing doctors and volunteering in the hospital Ask a lot of questions to determine if medicine is really for you 6

7 General Admissions Guidelines The Admissions Committee strives to identify and accept applicants who will help meet the health care needs of the widely dispersed and highly diverse Georgia population Academic accomplishments Personal attributes General interests General Admissions Guidelines Responsibilities prior to application to medical school (e.g., work, providing financial support for family) involvement in extracurricular and community activities ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural background (e.g., income, education level of family members) region of residence with respect to its health professional needs 7

8 General Admissions Guidelines Commitment to practice in underserved area of Georgia letters of recommendation by the premedical advisor and two personal references motivation and potential for serving as a physician personal interviews Performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) Performance in undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate programs MD/PhD Program The Medical College of Georgia in conjunction with the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University offers a program leading to a combined MD/PhD degree 8

9 MD/PhD Program Directed toward those select individuals focused on preparation for careers as biomedical investigators Designed to train physician-scientist scientist as both clinicians and critically trained scientists. MD/PhD Program Students complete all of the normal requirements of the Medical College of Georgia for the MD degree The PhD degree can be earned in any of the degree granting biomedical science departments of the Medical College of Georgia, University of Georgia, Georgia Technical Institute and Georgia State University 9

10 MD/PhD Program Outline MCG pre-clinical years First 2 years PhD coursework and research Generally requires years MCG clinical years Years 6-76 MD/PhD Program Requirements High Academic Performance Average GPA = 3.6 Average MCAT = 31 Research Experience Letters of Recommendation 10

11 Tuition Funding Reduced tuition to $25/semester Stipend $23,000/yr Travel Presentation of Research Students in the MD/PhD Program Four of 190 medical students admitted Current enrollment: 24 students Placement of Graduates: Yale (Medicine/Pathology/Surgery) University of Virginia (Neurology) Washington University (Cardiology) Mayo Clinic (Radiology) Cleveland Clinic (Neurology) National Institutes of Health (Immunology) 11

12 MCG SOM Fact Sheet Overall grade point average 3.70 Science grade point average 3.66 Mean MCAT score 30.4 Total number of applications received 2,036 Number of entering students enrolled 190 Contacts Dr. Geoffrey H. Young - Associate Dean for Admissions Mrs. Linda R. DeVaughn- Director of Admissions Phone number: (706) Fax number: (706) Address: The Medical College of Georgia Office of Admissions AA 2040 Augusta, GA Dr. Edward Inscho Director MD/PhD Program Phone number:

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