Special Programs

Mercer University School of Medicine is committed to addressing the health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. In doing so, it has instituted two scholarship programs available to our M.D. program students. Students who are committed to practice medicine in these areas of our state are selected for participation in these programs.

Primary Care Accelerated Track Program

The Accelerated Track Program is an innovative three-year accelerated medical school curriculum that culminates in a medical degree and prepares students from early entry into a traditional primary care residency.  The program has three tracks: Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Upon completion of residency, three years of continuous full-time medical practice in a medically underserved or rural area of Georgia is required.

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Physicians for Rural Georgia Program

The Physicians for Rural Georgia Program awards scholarships to students who are committed to practicing medicine in rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Upon completion of residency, four years of continuous full-time medical practice in a medically underserved rural Georgia county is required.  The medical practice must accept Medicaid patients.

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