Campus Deans

Welcome Note by Dr. Alice House, Senior Associate Dean for Columbus Campus

For more than 20 years, Mercer University School of Medicine has been sending third year medical students to Columbus, GA, for part of their clinical education.  In 2012, the first cohort of students moved to Columbus to begin their clinical education in partnership with Columbus Regional Midtown Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital.  Students have the privilege of working with the area’s best physicians and actively participating in care delivered in the emergency rooms, operating rooms and delivery rooms.  In Columbus, students receive an excellent clinical education and are exposed to a variety of clinical experiences in an environment that allows for close interaction with the clinical faculty.  Additional information about the University, the School and the Columbus Campus can be found in the School of Medicine Catalog.  Please contact us at musmadmissions@mercer.edu or plan a visit to the campus to get to know us better.

Sincerely,

Dr. Alice House, M.D., FAAFP

Professor of Family Medicine & Columbus Campus Dean

Dr. Alice House, M.D., FAAFP

Welcome Note by Dr. Wayne Glasgow, Senior Associate Dean for the Savannah Campus

Wayne Glasgow, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for the Savannah CampusIn Savannah, the educational program for the M.D. degree has grown to an entering class size of 60 from its beginning as a four year education program in 2008.  With our exceptional clinical partners, Savannah medical students receive a superb clinical education and are exposed to a diversity of clinical experiences in supportive learning settings that allows for close interaction with the medical residents and expert clinical faculty.   Additionally, our campus has a significant and rising research enterprise.  Its community and global service programs are substantial and growing.

Mercer University School of Medicine continues to build upon its 34 year history of excellence in education of tomorrow’s physicians.  Our school was founded as a public-private partnership in 1982 in order to respond to a critical shortage of primary care physicians in rural Georgia. The school was founded on the key integrating concepts of small group problem-based learning for the basic sciences in the first two years, a commitment to early and recurrent exposure of students to community and rural practice settings, and a strong focus on primary care specialties during the clinical years.  We remain committed to these concepts that uniquely prepare students for a lifetime of service and caring.  We seek highly talented and motivated students who have the ability to succeed academically and professionally in our rigorous educational, service oriented and experiential based medical curriculum.  Students that best personify our core values will be successful in a learning environment that emphasizes professionalism, achievement, discovery, diversity and inclusion.

Additional information about the Savannah Campus can be found on this page and in links therein; additional information about programs offered by the School of Medicine can be found in the School of Medicine Catalog.  Please contact us at musmadmissions@mercer.edu or plan a visit to the campus to get to know us better.

Thank you for your interest in Mercer.

Sincerely,

Wayne Glasgow, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for the Savannah Campus

 

Dr. Edwin Grimsley, Senior Associate Dean for the Macon Campus

Dr. Edwin Grimsley

Dr. Jean R. Sumner, dean of Mercer University School of Medicine, recently appointed Dr. Edwin Grimsley, professor of internal medicine, as senior associate dean for the Macon campus, effective July 1.  

Dr. Grimsley will continue to serve as associate dean for clinical education for the Macon campus and as compliance officer for Mercer Medicine.

A native of Bainbridge, Dr. Grimsley graduated from Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge State College and the University of Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy. He earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where he also served as chief resident.  

Dr. Grimsley is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and was in private practice in Bainbridge for several years before joining the medical faculty at Memorial Health University Medical Center in 1992.