Health Science Campus
The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership is located on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. The majority of classes are held in Russell Hall, which was built in 1974. The nearly 63,000 square-foot building includes classrooms, rooms for small group and clinical skills teaching, a lab for gross anatomy, pathology and histology, a medical library, and faculty offices. The Medical Partnership Administration is housed in Winnie Davis Hall, which was built in 1902.
In 2011, the University of Georgia acquired the former U.S. Navy Supply Corps School on the medical corridor of Prince Avenue near downtown Athens. The 56-acre Health Sciences Campus has an extensive landscaped green space, more than 400 trees and several historic buildings.
In addition to Russell Hall and Winnie Davis Hall, many Medical Partnership students enjoy utilizing Pound Hall, a satellite location of the Ramsey Center. Open for Medical Partnership student, faculty and staff use, Pound Hall has treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight lifting equipment. Adjacent to Pound Hall, students can play basketball in Wheeler Hall, play tennis on one of the tennis courts, and participate in a pick-up game of softball on the ball field.
Medical Partnership students have the opportunity to live on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. Residential facilities are designed to provide convenient and comfortable living accomodations at an affordable cost. Options include two- and three-bedroom townhouses, as well as two- and three-bedroom homes. For further information, please contact the UGA Office of University Housing.
Scott Hall serves as the UGA Health Sciences Campus student center and houses a student dining hall and student meeting rooms.
Schedule a tour
We invite you to tour the AU/UGA Medical Partnership on the UGA Health Sciences campus and to learn more about the Medical Partnership curriculum. Tours generally can be scheduled Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please reserve a time for your tour to avoid conflict with other events or campus holidays. To schedule your tour, email Jennifer Adams. If you are a student who has applied to AU for medical school, please note this in your email.
PLEASE NOTE: The AU-College of Nursing satellite campus in Athens is located at 1905 Barnett Shoals Road. To arrange for a tour of the College of Nursing campus, please contact them directly at 706-389-6825. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership does not arrange for tours of the AU-CON Athens campus.
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Winnie Davis Hall
In 1860, the University of Georgia constructed Rock College, a preparatory school on 30 acres of land off Prince Avenue. Between 1862 and 1891, the school served the educational needs of Georgia in a variety of roles including as a Confederate military school, as a Federal garrison, as a school for disabled young Confederate veterans, and as home to UGA’s agriculture and mechanical arts programs. In 1891, the state established the Normal School to train rural teachers in teaching standards or “norms,” and the nearby commercial area soon adopted the name “Normaltown.”
The oldest surviving buildings were built during this period, including Winnie Davis Hall, erected in 1902 as a memorial to the daughter of Jefferson Davis, and the Carnegie Library, built in 1910 with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation.
In the 1930s, the campus served as home to UGA freshmen and sophomore women to keep them isolated from the temptations of the main campus and downtown.
In 1953 the site was purchased by the U.S. Navy as a permanent location for its Supply Corps School. In 2011, ownership of the campus returned to the University of Georgia, which is now home to UGA’s Health Science Campus while preserving its historic buildings. Because of its historical and educational significance, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 2012, Winnie Davis Hall has been sensitively renovated and currently houses the administrative offices of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership.
Pound Hall is a satellite location of the Ramsey Center on UGA's Health Sciences Campus, and it is open for Medical Partnership student, faculty and staff use. Pound Hall is truly a "gem" nestled on this new campus. Summer hours are currently Monday - Thursday from 11am - 7pm and on Friday from 11am - 5pm. Starting August 18, 2014, Pound Hall will be open Monday - Thursday from 11am to 9pm and on Friday from 11am - 7pm.
To be able to access the Pound Hall facilities, eligible students, faculty/staff, retirees, dependents and alumni should become a Ramsey Student Center member. Members must have their UGACard ID for access. The gym has cardio and strength training equipment. It has limited services and does not offer locker rental, towel services, children's access or Guest Passes.
Directly behind Pound Hall, Wheeler Gymnasium offers scheduled open rec basketball and open rec volleyball.
Russell Hall, a 1974 two-story, masonry-construction facility, underwent an extensive first-floor renovation with a complete overhaul to accommodate the medical education classrooms of a new Health Sciences Campus. In its new role, the former Navy Supply Corps School classroom building serves two primary occupants: the University of Georgia's College of Public Health and the AU/UGA Medical Partnership.
The first level, dedicated to the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, provides office, teaching, and lab space. This floor provides 10 Essentials of Clinical Medicine (ECM) classroom/dry lab spaces, which function as both clinical exam spaces for live simulated patient encounters, as well as small-group classrooms for the Medical Partnership’s clinical teaching modules. In addition, six more have been planned for future program growth but in the meantime provide office space for part-time and adjunct faculty, conference rooms, and other support.
A patient break room with associated changing rooms, as well as a master control and digital viewing room, provide support for the ECM teaching modules. A gross anatomy lab with a women’s and men’s locker/shower also share the first floor. The gross anatomy lab can accommodate up to nine cadavers. Rounding out the spaces on this floor are approximately 23 private offices for faculty and staff, as well as associated support spaces such as storage, a break room, and large conference/seminar room.
The second level of Russell Hall includes two large-group classrooms used primarily by the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, as well as additional classrooms utilized by both the UGA College of Public Health and the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. A student lounge is also found on the second level as well as Dawg Pause snack bar.
Grab a bite at the Niche
Tucked away on UGA’s Health Sciences campus in Scott Hall, the Niche is UGA's newest dining hall. With pretzel buns paired with hot sweet potato fries, everything at the Niche is one step above stellar. Don’t even mention the made-to-order pizza that is cooked in a fire burning stone hearth (and no, the staff won’t judge you when you go for pizza number two). Finish off with the most delicious flavors of gelato that you probably didn’t know existed. More about UGA's Food Service.
Carnegie Library Building
The Carnegie Library Learning Center is an historic building on the base of the Naval Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia. It was one of many such libraries donated by Andrew Carnegie which were named Carnegie Library after him. It was built in 1900 on the site of the state Normal School. On November 11, 1975, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The Health Sciences Campus (HSC) includes residential facilities that are designed to provide convenient and comfortable living accommodations at an affordable cost. Students from the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, graduate students from the College of Public Health and visiting scholars reside in two-bedroom townhomes on McGowan Road, two-bedroom townhomes with studies on Kenny Road and two-bedroom homes on Gilmore Circle. Each residence features furnishings, air conditioning, high speed/wireless Internet access, cable television and window blinds. Common areas include kitchens, laundry rooms and living rooms. Non-first year undergraduate students live on the Health Sciences Campus in Brown Hall. For mor information about the HSC housing options, please visit the UGA Housing website.
If you are a AU/UGA Medical Partnership student and are interested in HSC housing, please download: Medical Student Registration. Please submit the form to the Housing Assignments Office, 116 Russell Hall, Athens, GA 30602, fax to 706-542-8595 or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you submit this form you will receive an email from University Housing with instructions for registering for housing.