Augusta University--Medical College of Georgia
Located in Augusta, Georgia and founded in 1828, Augusta University is a public research university and academic medical center dedicated to training the next generation of innovators, leaders and health care providers. Nearly 9,000 students choose Augusta for experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanity and the health sciences.
Augusta University is at the forefront of groundbreaking education and research focused on improving and enriching the human experience. With locations throughout Augusta and at satellite campuses in Athens, Albany, Rome and Savannah, the university’s nine colleges and schools have a truly statewide impact in Georgia.
Home to the Medical College of Georgia, the nation’s ninth-largest and 13th-oldest medical school, the university’s Health Sciences Campus is at the forefront of health care innovation. Located in beautiful downtown Augusta and housing the state’s largest College of Nursing, the comprehensive College of Allied Health Sciences, The Graduate School and the state’s only dental school, The Dental College of Georgia, the Health Sciences Campus is also home to the state’s only public academic medical center.
The academic medical center at Augusta University includes the 478-bed AU Medical Center with the area’s only Level 1 trauma center and the adjoining 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia, which boasts the highest level of pediatric and neonatal intensive care and the Southeast’s first ECMO machine.
Augusta is Georgia’s second largest and oldest city. The “Garden City”, as it is known, sits along the beautiful banks of the Savannah River. The city is renowned internationally for its annual Masters Golf Tournament—which attracts fans from all over the world. With a metropolitan area population of over 575,000, Augusta has maintained its southern charm with picturesque and friendly neighborhoods, low cost of living and plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. A short 2-hour drive gives you access to the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta. You can also enjoy short trips to the Atlantic coast, the Blue Ridge Mountains and historic cities, including Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.