The Class of 2023 joins the Medical Partnership
The Augusta University / University of Georgia Medical Partnership recently welcomed 40 new Medical College of Georgia students to the Athens campus.
The Class of 2023 represents a wide variety of faces and backgrounds. The group is split almost perfectly with 22 males and 18 females. They hail from cities all over the world, with most coming from the state of Georgia. Thirty-three students from the class are from Georgia, with Marietta being the most represented city. While the rest of the students have come from cities around the United States, we also have one student who is from the Bahamas.
UGA is the most represented college with 14 of the new students holding an undergraduate degree from the university. Georgia Tech (6), Emory (4), Berry College (1), Georgia College and State University (1), Georgia Gwinnett College (1), and Mercer (1) were the other represented Georgia institutions. The other 12 in the class got their education out of the state. They come from as far west as Utah State and as far north as Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
While keeping up with studies and excelling in the classroom are important, they also know a school-life balance is key. The Class of 2023’s hobbies are just as unique as their backgrounds: they enjoy hiking, baking, reading Harry Potter, traveling, visiting botanical gardens, watching The Office, and playing sports.
The overall MCG 2023 class is just as diverse as the Medical Partnership campus—with over 3,100 applications, only 230 were admitted. There are 106 males and 123 females, and they come from 55 different colleges and universities. The overall GPA of the class is 3.8 with an average MCAT score of 515.
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 2023 has begun their week of orientation, and we at the Medical Partnership ardently anticipate what they will accomplish during their first year at the Athens campus.