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Augusta University offers a BS/MD program which allows outstanding students the opportunity to achieve their BS and MD in only seven years. Only new freshmen students are eligible to apply to the program. In this program students will spend their first three years in pursuit of the BS in Cell and Molecular Biology through the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM). In their fourth year students will begin their four year program in medicine through the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). Courses taken in the first year of medical program will be used to satisfy any remaining course requirements needed to complete the BS degree.
Minimum GPA (Cumulative and Science + Mathematics)
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester in the courses prescribed by the program
A grade of C or better is required in all courses
Students are required to take courses in the prescribed sequence, and they do not have the option to take a course out of sequence or to repeat a course.
Students will be evaluated in an ongoing manner to a standard consistent with a future career in medicine. This standard will consist of core competencies characterized by interpersonal and communications skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and more. These competencies are derived from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and are modified to levels appropriate for the pre-professional student.
Students must successfully complete an interview with MCG Admissions at the end of the Freshman year
Students must take the MCAT no later than August 31 after the Sophomore year, and they must achieve a score of not less than the prior year’s total national MCAT mean of students matriculating into medical school
All volunteer clinical service hours must be completed and documented by October 1 of the Junior year
Application to medical school must be completed in AMCAS by September 1 of the Junior year
MCG’s secondary application must be completed by September 30 of the junior year
Satisfactory completion of the ETS Major Field Test at the end of the Junior year