Thank you for your interest in the Augusta University / University of Georgia Medical Partnership. With a class size of 60, the AU/UGA Medical Partnership students work with onsite basic and clinical science educators, providing students with easy access to faculty.
The AU/UGA Medical Partnership provides a variety of learning experiences, making extensive use of small group learning supplemented by large group interactive lectures. Material from disciplines such as biochemistry, physiology, and microbiology are integrated and presented in a clinical context, helping students to learn the basic sciences in a way that more closely mirrors how they will one day need to think through their patients’ medical issues. Working in small groups of four to eight students for the majority of class time fosters teamwork and, more importantly, friendship.
Medical Partnership students have access to both AU and UGA libraries and are able to utilize all study facilities available at the UGA Tate Center, Miller Learning Center, and UGA Health Sciences Campus.
Years three and four provide students with the opportunity to rotate in private practices, community clinics, and hospitals across northeast Georgia. Third year students rotate in the core disciplines of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery. In addition, each student also has a four-week elective and a two-week rotation in Palliative Care. In the fourth year, students complete four-week electives in Ambulatory Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and a Sub-internship, and participate in three, four-week electives in any discipline they choose. Fourth-year students and their advisors work to tailor the fourth-year experience to optimally prepare for the USMLE Step 2 exams.
- 2.5:1 student to faculty ratio
- Small Group Learning: 8 students to 2 facilitators
- Essentials of Clinical Medicine: 4 students to 1 facilitator
- Anatomy Library: 8 students to 1 anatomist
- MCG’s 2020 Match Rate was 99% (higher than the national average)