About MUSM

Mission: To educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia.

White Coat Ceremony

To be a recognized leader in educating primary care, rural and community-based health professionals by:

  • Improving access to quality health care for Georgia residents
  • Enhancing the health status of Georgia residents
  • Providing an outstanding medical and health science education in an environment that emphasizes professionalism, achievement, discovery, diversity, and inclusion.

Teaching - Excellence in educational programs that graduate caring, compassionate, competent health professionals
Scholarly Activity / Research - Discovering new knowledge, integrating and applying knowledge to improve the health status of Georgians
Clinical Care - Providing high quality, patient-centered, cost effective health care services
Community Service - Reaching out and partnering with neighborhoods and communities

Collaboration - Working together and respecting each other’s contributions

Compassion - Showing empathy and concern for the well-being of others

Competence - Demonstrating mastery of skills of one’s profession or vocation

Excellence - Performing at the highest level and exceeding the expectations of those we serve

Integrity - Unwavering adherence to a professional and ethical code of conduct

Respect and Honesty - Conducting ourselves in a manner that demonstrates the value of each individual

Service - Offering our talents and skills toward betterment of our communities

Dean- Dr. Jean R. Sumner, M.D.
Campuses- Macon | Savannah | Columbus | Atlanta

Total Faculty: 691
MUSM Academic Departments
Class of 2022

  • M.D. Program
    • Applicants- 1132
    • Interviewed- 281
    • Matriculated- 122
    • Tuition and fees: $42,586
  • M.S. Biomedical Sciences
    • Tuition and fees: Year One- $32,454, Year Two- $24,684
  • M.S. Preclinical Sciences
    • Tuition: $23,922
  • Masters of Family Therapy
    • Tuition: Year One- $26,370, Year Two- $23,448

More than 60 percent of Mercer M.D. graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas of Georgia.