Doctor of Medicine, M.D.

  • College

    School of Medicine

  • Department


  • Degree

    Doctor of Medicine

  • Location

    Columbus, Macon, and Savannah

The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program seeks to prepare a diverse student body to pursue a spectrum of medical career options in order to become physician leaders who can advance biomedical research and improve local, national and global health.  MUSM is deeply committed to its mission of educating physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia.  As such, MUSM only accepts Georgia residents to its M.D. program.

Our innovative curriculum is structured such that our students learn the core basic sciences in the first and second year, complete core clinical clerkships in the third year, devote the entire fourth year to scholarly investigation and fulfill elective rotations.

Since opening its doors in 1982, MUSM has utilized a small-group, student-centered, problem-based learning approach to the basic science disciplines, where evaluations are based on group participation, interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and information-gathering.  Our open-ended curriculum generates maturity and confidence unseen in traditional medical education, as students must integrate and demonstrate knowledge of basic science to explain their clinical findings.

MUSM stands among the top-rated medical schools in the country.

Learn more about our Doctor of Medicine program

Download the M.D. Competencies and Program Objectives document.