Jul 31, 2020
Class of 2024 Joins the Medical Partnership
The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership recently welcomed 50 new Medical College of Georgia students to the Athens campus. The Class of 2024 is the first class to begin as part of the Medical Partnership’s expansion plan.
The Class of 2024 represents a wide variety of faces and backgrounds. The group is split almost perfectly with 26 females and 24 males—the first year females have outnumbered the males. They hail from cities all over the world, with most coming from the state of Georgia. Forty-eight students from the class are from Georgia, with Atlanta and Peachtree City being the most represented cities. The only two non-Georgia residents both come to us from New York.
UGA is the most represented college with 23 of the new students holding an undergraduate degree from the university. Emory (7), Georgia State (3), Georgia Tech (3), Mercer (2), Georgia College and State University (2), and Georgia Southern (1) were the other represented Georgia institutions. The other 9 in the class got their education out of the state. Many are joining us from institutions from the northeast such as Brown University, Boston University, Swarthmore College, and Johns Hopkins.
While keeping up with studies and excelling in the classroom are important, they also know a school-life balance is key. The Class of 2024’s hobbies are just as unique as their backgrounds: they enjoy hiking, sewing, reading, traveling, watching Marvel movies, and playing sports.
The overall MCG 2024 class is just as diverse as the Medical Partnership campus—with over 2,700 applications, only 240 were admitted. There are 108 males and 130 females, and they come from 51 different colleges and universities. The overall GPA of the class is 3.8 with an average MCAT score of 516.
These distinguished and diverse students exemplify the future of healthcare in Georgia, and they are ready to face the upcoming challenges of medical school. The Class of 2024 is finishing up their week of orientation, and we at the Medical Partnership ardently anticipate what they will accomplish during their first year at the Athens campus.