The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) developed the nation’s first medical society-sponsored statewide volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in 2014 as a result of action that MAG’s House of Delegates took in 2013.

The MAG MRC responds to declared emergencies in the state, including natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

The MAG MRC is prepared to deploy and staff mobile hospitals and support emergency shelters under the direction of DPH.

The MAG MRC complements the official medical and public health and emergency services resources in the state.

The MAG MRC is part of a state and national network of MRC. There are nearly 1,000 community-based MRC units and 200,000 MRC volunteers in the U.S. and its territories, including 19 MRC units in Georgia.

The MAG MRC has received grants from the Georgia Trauma Care Network and the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

MAG MRC members are citizen volunteers. The MAG MRC includes physicians and non-physicians.

The MAG MRC is a great way for residents and medical students to develop their skill sets and professional networks.

The MAG MRC conducts monthly classroom training and quarterly drills (e.g., responding to mass casualty events, setting up mobile hospitals, and practicing aeromedical transportation and evacuation).

MAG MRC members participate in at least one training exercise a year – which normally last one to two days.

MAG MRC members are required to register with the ‘Georgia Responds: State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Georgia (SERVGA) system.

Go to to support the MAG MRC with a donation to the MAG Institute for Excellence in Medicine, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. These donations are tax-deductible – keeping in mind that any tax deduction is subject to a donor’s individual circumstances.

Contact Fred Jones at or 678.303.9284 for more information or to join the MAG MRC.