Morehouse School of Medicine


Morehouse School of Medicine is independent of its parent school Morehouse College. Morehouse School of Medicine is the most recent member of the Atlanta UniversityCenter,whichisanorganizationof6independent institutions making up the largest predominantly African-American private educational structure in the world. It is one of 3 medical schools in the nation founded by historically African-American institutions. It was founded in 1975.

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4-year traditional. First and second years: Devoted to the basic medical sciences as well as courses in human behavior and psychopathology, nutrition, community medicine, and biostatistics, along with human values in medicine and introduction to clinical medicine courses. After completing the first 2 years, students are expected to have a solid understanding of the principles, concepts, and fundamental facts of the basic sciences. During the first year, exposure to clinical medicine is provided by means of assigning each student a preceptor. The school’s strengths lie in its diversified faculty, small class size, and the fact that courses are taught both by departmental and interdepartmental faculty. Third and fourth years: These 2 years involve rotation through the clinical specialties plus 20 weeks of electives. The curriculum is geared to train students as public health practitioners who are committed to meeting the primary health care needs of underserved inner city and rural patients. To this end the philosophy of viewing the patient as a whole person is emphasized. This is done by means of a variety of teaching experiences that relate medical conditions to emotional, social, cultural, and environmental considerations.

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Minority admissions: The school’s recruitment officer is actively involved in identifying, informing, and encouraging potential applicants. Other degree programs: The school offers a PhD program in biomedical sciences as well as a Master of Public Health degree program. Interested MD students may apply to either program.


The basic premedical science courses plus 1 year of college mathematics and English are required. Courses in biochemistry, embryology, and genetics are recommended. Selection is determined by consideration of multiple factors, including the undergraduate record, the quality of the academic program, MCAT scores, extracurricular activities, and evidence of determination in completing meaningful projects. The applicants will be judged based on recommendations, an interview, their sense of compassion, integrity, and perseverance.Adesire to serve in a rural or underserved area is also a meaningful consideration. Transfer and advanced standing: Into second year only, provided space is available. The student must be in good standing at an LCME-accredited medical school.


Letter grades are used. Students must obtain passing total scores on Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE for promotion to the third year and graduation, respectively. Teaching: The first 2 years are taught at the Basic Medical Sciences Building. Clinical training is available at a number of affiliated hospitals inAtlanta and surrounding areas. Library: The medical library collection meets both student and faculty needs. Housing: Not available on campus.

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Founded in 1982, the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Alumni Association exists to support its alumni, to reach out to potential students, and to help the community.

Morehouse School of Medicine alumni include more than 600 physicians and a dozen Ph.Ds. Morehouse School of Medicine alumni hail from all over the world. The National Alumni Association holds an annual golf tournament to raise funds for student scholarships.

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