Igniting the Dream Conference at MCG
Saturday, February 29, 2020
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
This premier pre-health conference provides opportunity for students to gain greater insight about preparation for health professions programs, especially medicine. Participants will engage in interactive educational workshops and exciting health science simulations.
For more information and registration (NOW OPEN)
MCAT registration opened October 16 for Jan-June test days.
Registration is a fairly long form and there are terms to agree to. It is VITAL that you read and understand these terms. You will need to know them when taking the exam. Allot enough time to do this properly.
Register early for the best selection of times and locations. Early registration also allows for more flexibility (and lower fees) if you need to change your time.
Registration for July-September testing dates will open in February.
The next MAPS meeting will be held on Thursday, October 24th at 3 PM in the JSAC Coffeehouse. It will be an informational session covering the professional school application process. If you are interested in applying to any nursing, medical, dental, physician's assistant, or any other allied health professional programs, this meeting is for you! There will be representatives from career services, the College of Allied Health, and even the College of Nursing to come and answer your questions about applying to these programs!
Also, this will be the last meeting that you can pay dues. If you do not pay dues you will not be able to participate in the fun, interactive sessions planned for the rest of the year. Dues are $10 for the year and can be paid in cash or by Venmo.
During this meeting, there will also have some major announcements regarding what we are planning for the rest of the year, so don't forget to come out!
Contact Lauren Jackson at LAUJACKSON@augusta.edu
General Advising Information
Handouts for: Chemistry Majors
Most Medical School’s requirements are very similar to those for the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Current MCG admissions requirements (updated Jan 2018):
1 year of English
(English-based composition, Writing, Literature or Communication also acceptable.)
1 year of physics, including lab
1 year College* Biology, including lab
2 years college* Chemistry with at least 2 semesters of lab
Must include at least one semester of organic
1 semester biochemistry (May be part of the two years of chemistry)
1 semester of probability or statistics
*Note: AP credits do NOT count as “college” courses; Thus they can still be used in English, math and Physics but not in Chemistry or biology.
1 year = 2 semesters or three quarters or two quarters and one semester.
Online coursework will not be accepted for science classes (BIOL, CHEM, PHYS).
If you are from South Carolina, you might want to look at MUSC
(These students started fall 2018! These results are typical. How are your grades and MCAT scores? Note: the MCG admissions website says, “Given the highly competitive nature of the applicant pool, applicants with GPAs less than 3.0, or MCAT scores less than 496, are not considered competitive for interview.”)
PreMed Advisors and their office numbers (updated September 2019)
You are encouraged to consult with your premed advisor even while you are being officially advised through the advising center. These people have extra insights and will be organizing your recommendation letter so get to know them!
Biology majors ...assigned alphabetically by last name
A – B: Dr. Bates……………..SCI C2004
C – F: Dr. Abdulovic-Cui.....SCI W2007
G – I: Dr. Bradford………...SCI W2020
J – L: Dr. Sabbatini………..SCI C2014
M – P: Dr. Cannon……….....SCI C2016
Q – S: Dr. Davis……….…...SCI C2018
T - Z Dr. Fischer……...….SCI E2011
Mr. Vericella…….SCI W2015B
Dr. Patton……SCI E1009
Chemistry majors, most post-bacs, everyone else
Dr. Myers……..SCI C3008
Have you heard about the CASPer exam?
MCG and many other medical schools are now requiring it as part of your admission package. It is a computer-based assessment of personal characteristics. You can visit takecasper.com for more details and to register for the test. Like other tests, it will cost you some money and there is a processing time. Be sure to check due dates.
AAMC has opened new MCAT prep portal on October 15.
This is not a direct link to the portal (it requires registration) but it will get you there, as well as to other MCAT information, including registration.
This will open in powerpoint. This information about the new test is still mostly relevant.
Which AU courses cover the concepts that will be tested on the MCAT?
This is an Excel spreadsheet.
Confused about names? Join the club! This is the scoop:
GRU = Georgia Regents University
This is the not so recently departed name of the entire University including the Medical School and the undergraduate programs
but now they have changed it to:
AU = Augusta University (Although there are a lot of old GRU logos still out there!)
Still current is
This is the name of the college within Augusta University that houses the medical school.
It is confusing because MCG used to be the name of the entire university (that included the medical school) before it was changed to Georgia Health Sciences University (about 2010?) and changed again when GHSU was consolidated with Augusta State University (ASU) and the entire consolidated thing was renamed Georgia Regents University (1/2013) then in September 2015 they said it would be renamed Augusta University and that name officially took effect on December 1, 2015.
See there is no reason to be confused….