The University System of Georgia has medicine programs at one institution, comprised of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Physician Assistant (PA) programs. Georgia’s private institutions also have medicine programs. Several types of medicine programs exist:
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
The majority of medical schools in the United States and Canada award an M.D. degree, usually after 4 years undergraduate study at a college or university followed by 4 years of medical school.
Doctor of Medicine degree programs are offered at the following institutions in Georgia:
Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
Osteopathic Medicine is a comprehensive approach to health care. Its essence lies in examining and treating the whole person, not just presenting symptoms. The only school in Georgia that offers the Doctor of Osteopathy degree is Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) at their Gwinnett County branch campus.
Residency Programs in Georgia
After graduation from an accredited medical college or university, aspiring physicians complete a three-year residency program.
- Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta
- Floyd Medical Center, Rome
- Grady Health System, Atlanta
- Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon
- Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany
- Satilla Regional Medical Center, Waycross
- The Medical Center, Columbus
Physician Assistant (PA)
Physician Assistant graduate programs are focused on patient care, as well as primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practices. Graduates with a masters (MS) or PhD degree in physician assistance can go on to careers as surgical physician assistants, emergency department physician assistants, orthopedic physician assistants, cardiac physician assistants and more. PA degrees are offered at the following institutions in Georgia: