MOR-038 Fact Sheet.indd by penniesneverknow


  Established in 1975 as The School of Medicine at Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine
  (MSM) became independent from its founding institution in 1981. MSM is a member of the Atlanta
  University Center Consortium, Inc. — a consortium of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  MSM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  to award the M.D., the Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, the master of public health (M.P.H.), and the
  master of science in clinical research (M.S.C.R.) degrees, and by the Council on Education for Public
  Health to award the M.P.H. degree. MSM holds the maximum eight-year accreditation by the Liaison
  Committee on Medical Education to grant the M.D. degree. MSM residency programs are fully
  accredited by the Accrediting Council on Graduate Medical Education.

  Mission Statement
  Morehouse School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and
  communities; increasing the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce; and addressing
  primary health-care needs through programs in education, research, and service, with emphasis on
  people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation.

  Student enrollment for 2007-08 is 290. In 2007, some 3,600 students applied to the Doctor of
  Medicine program. Fifty-two were admitted. That same year, MSM students achieved a 100 percent
  pass rate on the United States Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1; the national average for first-
  time takers in the U.S. and Canada is 94 percent.

  • MSM has seven residency programs: Family Medicine, Community Health and Preventive
    Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Surgery, and Pediatrics.
  • Grady Memorial Hospital is the major teaching site for MSM students and residents. One of the
    largest public hospitals in the Southeast, Grady is an internationally recognized teaching hospital with
    a historic commitment to the health needs of the most vulnerable.

  Morehouse School of Medicine employs more than 240 full- and part-time faculty members, many of
  whom are internationally recognized in their field. MSM ranks in the top five of U.S. medical schools
  with five or more Institute of Medicine (IOM) members, based on IOM members to faculty size.

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  The school has a number of nationally recognized research centers and institutes, most notably among
  them the Neuroscience Institute, Clinical Research Center, National Center for Primary Care,
  Prevention Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, and the Center of Excellence on
  Health Disparities.

  • The majority of MSM’s nearly 1,000 alumni (holding M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., and M.S.C.R. degrees)
    choose to honor the MSM mission by serving communities located in rural areas and inner cities.
  • Alumni of MSM have distinguished themselves in leadership roles locally, nationally and
    internationally. Examples include: Rhonda Medows, M.D.,’86, Commissioner of the Georgia
    Department of Community Health; Wayne Riley, M.D.,’93, President of Meharry Medical College
    in Nashville, Tenn.; and Regina Benjamin, M.D.,’82, Founder and CEO of the Bayou Clinic, Inc. in
    Bayou La Batre, Ala., who has earned international recognition for her commitment to low-income
    and uninsured patients in rural Alabama.

  Community Value
  • In the U.S., less than 35 percent of physicians train in primary care specialties (Internal Medicine,
    Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Medicine/Pediatrics). By comparison, since
    1994, nearly 70 percent of MSM graduates have chosen the field of primary care.
  • MSM has been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for leadership
    in primary care training.
  • The National Center for Primary Care serves as a national resource encouraging doctors to pursue
    primary care careers; it conducts practice-based research to improve health outcomes; creates protocols
    and tools for improving primary care effectiveness; and undertakes policy analyses focused on how to
    make primary care more accessible and more effective.


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