Primary Care Accelerated Track (PC-ACT) Program
Three Sites, Two Tracks, One Primary Care Mission
This program allows for students interested in a career in family medicine or general internal medicine the opportunity to complete their medical school coursework in an accelerated 3-year program of study.
This PC-ACT curriculum builds upon the strengths of the MUSM problem-based curriculum with clinical experiences and community medicine activities built into the preclinical curriculum and reinforced through continued longitudinal clinical experiences at the ACT site, clerkships, sub-internships, and elective experiences.
The educational objectives for this program are comparable to those for the four-year MD program. The curriculum is essentially the same as the curriculum for the 4-year MD program but is compressed into 130 weeks of instructional time.
The program offers more educational contact opportunities between students and the respective residency faculty in the chosen specialty at their assigned site. The Family Medicine Accelerated Track is offered in Savannah, Macon, and Columbus. The Internal Medicine Accelerated Track is offered in Savannah and Macon. The plan for student graduates of the PC-ACT Program at Mercer is to complete their residency training at their ACT site.
For more information:
Glenda Grant, Director