MCG students matched with their futures on Match Day

Today we celebrate 211 of our remarkable students as they take the next step in their careers as physicians, including 170 from our home base in Augusta and 41 from the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens. They have been educated in all four corners of our state, in Athens, and at our regional campuses in Albany, Rome and Savannah/Brunswick, as well as at our main campus in Augusta!

Their achievements should be celebrated. Their accomplishments, both personal and academic, have landed them placements at top-tier residency programs across the country, including programs here at the Medical College of Georgia. It comes as no surprise that we regularly hear from colleagues all over the United States how well our students are doing in their residency programs. We expect great things!

Their success on Match Day is something we should all be proud of and is due in large part not only to the students’ abilities, but the learning, care, mentorship, and support they have received from MCG’s faculty and administrative teams, who are devoted to student success.

Our Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs (OSMA) guides the process for developing the MSPE (medical school performance evaluation), letters that summarize medical school activities and credentials in a narrative form, and are used by residency programs as part of the selection process. Associate Deans Dr. Kimberly Loomer (Augusta), Dr. Stuart Shevitz (Year 4 Class Dean, Augusta), and Dr. John Francis (Athens) lead the process for MSPE writing and student advising. Assisting Drs. Loomer, Shevitz, and Francis where a team of MSPE authors and advisors who met with student and assisted in guiding them this year.


So, what are our students doing?

In the PGY-1 year, 58 or 28% of those matched will stay in Georgia!

36 or 17% will stay at an AUHealth/MCG or MCG affiliated residency, including the Medical Partnership programs in Athens, and Wellstar/Kennestone in Atlanta.

100 graduates or 49% will join primary care programs:

  • 38 or 18% in Internal Medicine
  • 27 or 13% in Pediatrics
  • 20 or 10% in Family Medicine
  • 15 or 7% in Internal Medicine Prelim


 PGY-2 and beyond # %
Internal Medicine 38 19%
Pediatrics 27 14%
Family Medicine 20 10%
Emergency Med 16 8%
OB/GYN 14 7%
General Surgery 12 6%
Orthopedics 9 5%
Ophthalmology 8 4%
Radiology-Diagnostic 8 4%
Neurology 7 4%


And where are they doing it?

  • Students matched to programs in 38 states
  • 28 percent of the class will remain in Georgia for their first postgraduate year
  • 22 percent of the class will remain in Georgia for their second postgraduate year and beyond



# %
Georgia 43 22%
Florida 21 11%
South Carolina 17 9%
Tennessee 13 7%
Alabama 13 7%
New York 10 5%
North Carolina 9 5%


Other fast fact:

  • As of match day, 98% of MCG’s graduates have a residency position!
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Jennifer Hilliard Scott

Jennifer Hilliard Scott is Senior Communications Coordinator at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-8604 or

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