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The Medical College of Georgia, the founding school of Augusta University, offers clinical training at approximately 100 sites across the state enabling students to experience the full spectrum of medicine, from tertiary/ quaternary care hospitals to small-town solo practices. Inappropriate, offensive, injurious and illegal content may be removed by MCG employees identified as account administrators or at the direction of MCG Communications. As a state agency, we cannot endorse a product or service.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
11/30/2019
MM 113019 - Liver Cancer Thrive

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how an enzyme that usually helps our bodies cope with stress is used by liver cancer to multiply, spread, and thrive.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

(11/30/19) In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how an enzyme that usually

Thanks Jennie Montgomery WJBF for having Drs. David Fulton and David Stepp on to talk about how high glucose in obesity ...
11/27/2019
Jennie: MCG Researchers identify link between high glucose and function of circadian clocks in cells

Thanks Jennie Montgomery WJBF for having Drs. David Fulton and David Stepp on to talk about how high glucose in obesity appears to “gum up” our circadian clocks, which puts us at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)– Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have discovered that high glucose in obesity appears to “gum up” our circadian clocks. You…

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
11/23/2019
MM 112319 - Lung Cancer Treatment

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a new discovery about how lung cancer is able to prevent its own destruction when treated with chemotherapy.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a new discovery about how lung cancer

Chronic stress can inflame our brain, destroy the connections between our neurons and result in depression, scientists s...
11/21/2019
Dissecting connections between chronic stress, inflammation and depression

Chronic stress can inflame our brain, destroy the connections between our neurons and result in depression, scientists say.

Now they are working to better understand how the destructive cycle happens and how best to intervene.

Chronic stress can inflame our brain, destroy the connections between our neurons and result in depression, scientists say.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
11/16/2019
MM 111619 - Genetic Risk Score

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses work being done to develop a Genetic Risk Score, that will give parents information about a new baby’s likelihood of developing a chronic disease.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

(11/16/19) In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses work being done to develop

11/15/2019
MCG receives approval for major MD curriculum redesign

The entire redesign effort is very career focused,” says Dr. D. Douglas Miller, MCG vice dean for academic affairs. “There is a primary care career option; an academic pathway with dual degree options, because we know most students who pursue dual degrees want careers as academic faculty; and there’s an advanced clinical skills training or research option, which gives students time to delve into their chosen specialty and have a much richer fourth-year experience.”

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has received approval from its accrediting body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, to officially begin the process of redesigning its four-year core MD curriculum to three years.

Dr. Koosh Desai, '16, who also completed his internal medicine residency at MCG, co-founded the Georgia Colon Cancer Pre...
11/14/2019

Dr. Koosh Desai, '16, who also completed his internal medicine residency at MCG, co-founded the Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project. He has partnered with Georgia’s 294 Federally Qualified Health Centers to train health care providers on screening alternatives for colorectal cancers.
His work has increased screening rates at these centers and he recently earned the Outstanding Poster Presenter Certificate at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting in San Antonio. Congrats Dr. Desai!

Scientists at MCG found a transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the...
11/13/2019
Driver found for more deadly prostate cancer

Scientists at MCG found a transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent cancer even more deadly. #cancer #hormonetherapy #prostatecancer #SuperScience

A transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent cancer even more deadly, scientists say.

Photos from the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2023. Tag yourselves!
11/12/2019

Photos from the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2023. Tag yourselves!

Photos from the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2023. Tag yourselves!

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
11/09/2019
MM 110919 - IDO Tumor Protection

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how suppressing one particular enzyme could aid in the battle against some forms of brain cancer.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

(11/09/19) In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how suppressing one particu

We recently received word from our accrediting body that we can move forward with modifying our four-year curriculum to ...
11/08/2019
MCG approved to change medical school curriculum to 3 years

We recently received word from our accrediting body that we can move forward with modifying our four-year curriculum to three years. This paves the way for the previously announced 3+ Track, which would provide students interested in primary care either tuition remission or student loan forgiveness in exchange for six years of service in an underserved area of Georgia.

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Dr. Lawrence C. Layman, chief of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Genetics in the Department o...
11/07/2019
Layman receives top reproductive medicine researcher award

Dr. Lawrence C. Layman, chief of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Genetics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the 2019 recipient of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Distinguished Researcher Award.

Dr. Lawrence C. Layman, chief of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Genetics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the 2019 recipient of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Distinguished Resea...

Dr. April Hartman, chief of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at MCG, talked with The Augusta Chronicle about t...
11/06/2019
CDC links childhood trauma to health issues

Dr. April Hartman, chief of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at MCG, talked with The Augusta Chronicle about the effects of adverse childhood events on lifelong health. A new CDC report links childhood trauma to some of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Adverse childhood experiences, such as child abuse or witnessing violence or substance abuse, can affect adult health and contributes to some of the

MCG scientists report #sphericalexosomes may deliver what an #injuredkidney needs. #Superscience
11/05/2019
Spherical exosomes may deliver what an injured kidney needs

MCG scientists report #sphericalexosomes may deliver what an #injuredkidney needs. #Superscience

Like a swarm of construction workers in the aftermath of a destructive storm, cargo-filled, nanometer-sized spheres arrive on the scene following an acute kidney injury.

Our student-run Ronald McDonald House Club is planning a dinner and silent auction to benefit the Ronald McDonald House,...
11/05/2019

Our student-run Ronald McDonald House Club is planning a dinner and silent auction to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, where families with critically ill and injured children get the care and support they need.

AU President Dr. Brooks Keel talked with Ashley Osborne WJBF  today about our vision for expanding the Children’s Hosp...
11/04/2019
The Children’s Hospital of Georgia is expanding

AU President Dr. Brooks Keel talked with Ashley Osborne WJBF today about our vision for expanding the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, so we can serve more Georgia children!

Just like the patients it serves, The Children’s Hospital of Georgia is growing. On Monday, NewsChannel 6’s Ashley Osborne sat down with Augusta University’s President Dr. Brooks …

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
11/02/2019
MM 110219 - New Stroke Therapy

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a new technique that helps the brain better weather the lack of oxygen and blood that occurs with a stroke.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

(11/02/19) In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a new technique that helps

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College ...
10/26/2019
MM 102619 - Glucose & Circadian Clocks

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses the impact of high glucose levels on the functioning of our internal body clock.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

(10/26/19) In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses the impact of high glucose

Is the stethoscope dying? Former MCG vice dean for academic affairs Dr. Paul Wallach doesn't think so. But he does think...
10/24/2019
Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threat

Is the stethoscope dying? Former MCG vice dean for academic affairs Dr. Paul Wallach doesn't think so. But he does think hand-held ultrasound will become a routine part of the physical exam. That's why, five years ago, he helped create an ultrasound curriculum at MCG that sees students in all four years of medical school using the tool that advances “our ability to take peek under the skin into the body,”
Read more about MCG's ultrasound efforts at: http://magazines.augusta.edu/2018/05/15/waves-of-the-future/

The stethoscope "was OK for 200 years,” one expert said. But “we need to go beyond that. We can do better.”

Fourth-year student Callie Ray is the the first student to take the new MCG Simulation Education Elective. As the culmin...
10/24/2019
Scenario teaches MCG students to treat patients with intellectual disability

Fourth-year student Callie Ray is the the first student to take the new MCG Simulation Education Elective. As the culminating event, Callie ran a simulation case that she designed herself for third-year medical students on their Internal Medicine rotation.

A fourth-year student at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is the first to write her own simulation scenario and crafted one to help

Thanks for having us! Our students are visiting the 4C Academy as part of their annual bus trip to our Southwest Campus,...
10/23/2019

Thanks for having us! Our students are visiting the 4C Academy as part of their annual bus trip to our Southwest Campus, based in Albany.

We love sharing our story!
Thank you Medical College of Georgia for visiting us this morning. Nearly 100 med students learned about the 4C Academy; they toured the school, visited The 4C Gardens, drove the FRC robot, and spoke with Nurse Blanchard about the opportunities our healthcare science pathway offers area students.
#FutureDoctors #CareerReady #The4CWay

Children's Hospital of Georgia
10/23/2019

Children's Hospital of Georgia

Press On Fund announced a $1 million gift benefitting pediatric cancer programs and groundbreaking research at Georgia Cancer Center and Children's Hospital of Georgia.

MCG Class of 2023
10/22/2019

MCG Class of 2023

High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timi...
10/22/2019
Glucose wears down circadian clocks in obesity, may drive cardiovascular risk

High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions across the 24-hour day and drive the risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists say.

High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions across the 24-hour day and drive the risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists say.

10/21/2019
Miller Singleton at MCG White Coat Ceremony 10.19.19

"Your white coat will carry the PET scan results that you show a patient when you tell her that she is cancer-free. Your white coat will swaddle you when you’re in the intensive care unit, standing nearby as a patient takes her last breath. There will be many days when you wear this white coat and you feel inadequate, like what you do does not matter. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth. You see, our white coats tell the world who we are on the outside - student doctors, learners eager to take up the torch of knowledge and march forward. However, we must continuously show the world who we are on the inside - students who think with both their heads and more importantly their hearts. Students who serve compassionately, work humbly, love well, and dedicate ourselves to becoming the best physicians we can be." - MCG Class of 2020 President Miller Singleton to the MCG Class of 2023 at their White Coat Ceremony.

Welcome to the profession of medicine MCG Class of 2023! #whitecoatceremony
10/20/2019

Welcome to the profession of medicine MCG Class of 2023! #whitecoatceremony

MCG Psychologist Dr. Christopher Drescher helped Ashley Flete WJBF break down the mind of a teenager to help understand ...
10/19/2019
Student arrested for posting a “joke” after watching the movie ‘Joker’

MCG Psychologist Dr. Christopher Drescher helped Ashley Flete WJBF break down the mind of a teenager to help understand why they may not understand the consequences that come with poor choices about social media.

AUGUSTA,Ga. (WJBF) – Liam Fox a student at Aquinas High School was arrested Thursday after posting a message on snap chat saying he wanted to shoot up Aquinas High School and restart society …

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
10/19/2019
MM 101919 - Heart Cells

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a new way to reduce heart muscle damage after a heart attack.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

(10/19/19) In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a new way to reduce heart m

Tomorrow we welcome our 230 newest colleagues - the MCG Class of 2023 - officially into the profession of medicine. #Whi...
10/18/2019

Tomorrow we welcome our 230 newest colleagues - the MCG Class of 2023 - officially into the profession of medicine. #WhiteCoatCeremony2019

Our M1 students are ready to don these tomorrow at the White Coat Ceremony.

On October 14, 2019, over 60 MS-1 & MS-II students had planning and career mentoring by Medical College of Georgia women...
10/18/2019

On October 14, 2019, over 60 MS-1 & MS-II students had planning and career mentoring by Medical College of Georgia women faculty from Surgery, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the American Women's Medical Association (AMWA) Bi-annual Fall Tea.

Investigators at the Medical College of Georgia find higher rates of #syphilis in people with end stage renal disease th...
10/16/2019
Syphilis infection rates in dialysis patients exceed general population

Investigators at the Medical College of Georgia find higher rates of #syphilis in people with end stage renal disease than that of general population. #STDs #safesex #SuperScience

In the first assessment of syphilis rates among people with end stage renal disease, MCG investigators have found higher rates than that of the general population.

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of ...
10/14/2019
MM 101219 - Insomnia Suicide

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses the connection between insomnia, depression and suicide, and some new treatment options that are on the horizon.
The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

(10/12/19) In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses the connection between inso

David Oh, a Korean-American fourth-year medical student, was in the middle of a one-month stint in Brunswick for a famil...
10/14/2019
Medical student shares stories of four trapped Golden Ray crew members

David Oh, a Korean-American fourth-year medical student, was in the middle of a one-month stint in Brunswick for a family medicine rotation through the Medical College of Georgia when he became a member of the medical team that initially received the four Golden Ray crew members. As the only person there who spoke fluent Korean, he now shares their stories.

A tapping sound broke through the dark monotony inside the tipped cargo ship. After what had seemed like days of waiting, three crew members trapped inside heard signs of life

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