Accelerated Track

Program Overview

The mission of the Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Primary Care Accelerated Scholars Track is to increase the number of medical students choosing and ultimately practicing primary care in rural and underserved communities in Georgia, alleviate medical student debt burden for those who choose primary care, and provide high-quality education through a focused and efficient training model.

The Accelerated Track Program is an innovative 3-year accelerated medical school curriculum that culminates in a Medical Degree and prepares students for early entry into a traditional primary care residency. The program currently has two tracks: Family Medicine and general Internal Medicine.

The accelerated curriculum builds upon the strengths of the MUSM patient-based curriculum, which includes clinical experiences and community medicine activities within the preclinical years and is reinforced through clerkships and selective and elective experiences. The students in this program will participate in activities during their 3-year curriculum to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to be fully qualified, highly competent primary care physicians.


Students must be enrolled in year one at MUSM,  be in good academic standing at the time of application and have a strong desire to practice primary care in a rural or medically underserved area.

Application Process

The application process will reopen during the Fall of 2018.  Applications will be available in November of 2018 and the application process will close on February 1, 2019.  Applications are available from the PC-ACT Program Director at the Macon campus.  The PC-ACT admissions committee will receive the applications and conduct interviews and notify students of acceptance in April of 2019. 

For more information on the Accelerated Track in Family Medicine contact:
Glenda Grant, Director

Telephone: 478-301-2433