Medical Schools in Georgia

Updated: June 6, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools in Georgia including their course requirements and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Georgia.

Known as the "Peach State," Georgia has a mild climate, well-respected educational institutions, and a growing population. The large metropolitan area encompassing Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing urban centers in the United States. Georgia also has large suburban, exurban, and rural areas, allowing you to be exposed to diverse clinical settings. Georgia has a large population of veterans and several major US military bases. Studying medicine in Georgia allows you to receive a comprehensive medical education that prepares you for clinical practice throughout the United States.

Medical Schools in Georgia:

Emory University School of Medicine

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Mercer University School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine

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Emory University School of Medicine

Location: Atlanta, GA

Established in 1966, the Emory University School of Medicine's mission is to "recruit and develop a diverse group of students and innovative leaders in biomedical science, public health, medical education, and clinical care." The MD program welcomes a large number of non-traditional medical students each year. 

Course Requirements

  • Physical Science: 8 semester hours (with lab)
  • Biology: 8 semester hours (with lab)
  • Chemistry: 8 semester hours (with lab)
  • Organic Chemistry: 8 semester hours (with lab)
  • English: 6 semester hours
  • Humanities/Social Sciences: 18 semester hours

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT: 500 and a score of 123 on each section

Average accepted GPA: 3.7

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Established in 1828, the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is one of the oldest medical schools in the US. As the only public medical school in Georgia, their mission is to "lead Georgia and the nation to better health through excellence in biomedical education, discovery, patient care, and service." Each year, approximately 3100 applicants compete for 230 spots into the MD program, giving it a 7% acceptance rate.

Location: Augusta, GA

Course Requirements

  • Biology: 1 year with lab
  • Chemistry: 2 years with lab
  • Physics: 1 year with lab 
  • English: 1 year
  • Statistics: 1 semester 

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 511

Average accepted GPA: 3.8

Mercer University School of Medicine

Established in 1982, the Mercer University School of Medicine's mission is to "educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and healthcare needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia." As such, the Mercer University School of Medicine only accepts applicants who are Georgia residents. Applicants are assessed holistically, based on the following criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Desire to practice medicine in rural, underserved areas of Georgia
  • Attributes and experiences

Location: Macon, GA

Course Requirements

  • General Biology with lab: 2 semesters
  • General or Inorganic Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
  • Organic Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
  • Physics with lab: 2 semesters

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: Percentile rank of 25

Average accepted GPA: Not available

Morehouse School of Medicine

With a success rate of only 1.5%, the Morehouse School of Medicine is an extremely competitive program. Each year, the school receives close to 5000 applicants competing for 78 spots into its MD program. Founded in 1975, the Morehouse School of Medicine's mission is to:

  • "Improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities
  • Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce
  • Address primary health care through programs in education, research, and service"

Location: Atlanta, GA

Course Requirements

  • Biology with lab: 1 year
  • General Chemistry with lab: 1 year
  • Organic Chemistry with lab: 1 year
  • Physics with lab: 1 year
  • College-level Mathematics: 1 year
  • English including composition: 1 year

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 26.96

Average accepted GPA: 3.46

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