Founded in 1828, Augusta University: The Medical College of Georgia is the 13th-oldest continuously operating medical school in the United States and the third-oldest in the Southeast. Our institution has more than 2, 500 students in five schools: Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, and Nursing. The majority of our students come from Georgia's 159 counties. Students from other states and foreign countries comprise approximately 2 percent of Augusta University: MCG's student body. Augusta University is comprised of classrooms and laboratories, the 540-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center, the Children's Medical Center, extensive outpatient clinics, residence halls, a student center, a wellness center, and an outstanding medical education library with more than 164, 984 books and bound journals and approximately 4, 000 periodicals. With approximately 5, 000 faculty, staff and residents, Augusta University is one of the largest employers in the Augusta area. The University System of Georgia reports that during the 2007 fiscal year, an additional 3, 800 jobs resulted from spending related to the institution, and its overall economic impact on the area approached nearly $1 billion.
The mission of the Augusta University is to discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to improve health and reduce the burden of illness on society. In realizing its mission, Augusta University is committed to serving the people of Georgia, the nation, and the world by:
- Preparing the health professional workforce of the future.
- Conducting research through programs that create, disseminate, and apply new knowledge relevant to human health.
- Providing exceptional, innovative, patient-centered health care services.
- Contributing to the economic development and well being of the State of Georgia through integrated programs in education, research and clinical care.
Augusta - home of Augusta National Golf Club and the prestigious Masters Tournament - is Georgia's second oldest and second largest city. Full of history, atmosphere, Southern charm, and activities to engage everyone's interest, Augusta is a vibrant and livable community with a cost of living that ranks among the most favorable in the United States. Sited on the Savannah River with convenient access to the city of Atlanta, the Georgia/Carolina Mountains, and the Georgia/Carolina/Florida coasts, Augusta offers a quality of life that is second to none.
Department of Medicine/Medical College of Georgia/ Augusta University
The Department presently includes over 100 full time faculty, 70+ residents, and 40+ fellows who are actively engaged in all phases of clinical care, medical education, research and community outreach. Over 400 adjunct faculty contribute to various aspects of this mission at regional campuses and hospitals throughout Georgia. The Medical College of Georgia is the founding school of Augusta University and is the state's only public medical school. Celebrating its 182-year anniversary in 2010, the Medical College is leading expansion of medical education in the State of Georgia with established clinical campuses in Albany and Savannah, and a four-year campus in Athens. Augusta University-MCG has a long tradition of excellence in education and clinical care and is one of four research-intensive institutions of the University System of Georgia. It is comprised of schools of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine, and Nursing and is the sole academic institution in the State dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.