Morehouse School of Medicine Details

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Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 720 Westview Drive Southwest
City Atlanta
State Georgia
Zip 30310
Phone 404-752-1500
Total Enrollment 196
Motto Knowledge, Wisdom, Excellence, Service
Level of Selectivity Competitive
Location Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is located in the metropolitan city of Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, with a population of more than 2 million. The city is served by mass air, rail, and bus transportation. Local transportation on the MARTA provides easy access to downtown, the airport, or virtually anywhere in the metro area. Students have access to Underground Atlantaís quaint shops, fine dining, world-class shopping, art galleries, museums, the Atlanta Symphony, or ballet. The Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons are the cityís major sports leagues. Points of interest include the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Stone Mountain Park, and Six Flags Over Georgia Amusement Park. Other activities include boating, fishing, and golfing. The World Congress Center hosts many national conferences. The city of Atlanta is an international center for business, banking, and social change and offers students many professional opportunities.
History Morehouse School of Medicine is a four-year, private, professional medical school. MSM was established in the early 1970s as the School of Medicine at Morehouse College. In 1981, the Medical School became independent. For clinical instruction, MSM is affiliated with Grady Memorial Hospital, Southwest Community Hospital, and Tuskegee VA Medical Center. Originally a two-year educational program in basic medical sciences, the Morehouse School of Medicine is now a four-year medical doctor degree-granting institution. The chartered class of 24 students entered Morehouseís two-year basic sciences program in 1978. Those students and the subsequent two classes transferred to other medical training schools for two years to receive their M.D. degrees. Morehouse School of Medicine received authorization to begin a four-year, degree-granting institution in 1981. That same year, Dr. Louis Sullivan became president. In 1982, MSM was given authorization to development a program to award the Doctor of Medicine degree. During the summer of 1983, third-year medical students began clinical rotations at Grady Memorial Hospital in cooperation with the Emory University School of Medicine. In 1985, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education granted MSM full accreditation to award the M.D. degree. The first class of M.D.ís trained by Morehouse School of Medicine graduated May 17, 1985. In 1990, the School assumed full responsibility for teaching third-year students in family medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. The remaining third-year clerkship (medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and pediatrics) continued to be taught in cooperation with Emory University School of Medicine. The Morehouse School of Medicine assumed full responsibility for the third-year medicine clerkship in 1991, and for pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology, in 1993. The Graduate Medical Education program of the School was initiated in 1981 when the Family Practice Residency program received accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Morehouse College originally received a federal grant to study the feasibility of developing a two-year program to train students for careers as primary-care physicians. These physicians would work in medically underserved areas among minorities and poor people. The study revealed a severe shortage of black and minority physicians in the United States and particularly in Georgiaís rural and inner-city areas. Morehouse accepted the challenge and developed a new medical school. Morehouse continues to be committed to its original mission to practice medicine in the inner cities and rural areas of this country. Morehouse School of Medicine is the newest member of the Atlanta University Center, a consortium of six independent institutions that constitutes the largest predominantly black private educational complex in the world. MSMís research facilities are modern and well equipped, including seventy individual and shared-use laboratories.
Band Program No
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the American Medical Association to award the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in biomedical sciences and the combined masterís/doctoral degree in public health.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $25,000 (M.D.); $16,000 (Ph.D.); $9480 (M.P.H.) Room and board: $15,000 (estimated, off-campus) Special fees: $1800 Books: $1500 Estimated total cost: $43,300 (M.D.); $34,300 (Ph.D.); $27,780 (M.P.H.)
In State Tuition 25000
Out of State Tuition 25000
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 94 Number of scholarships and grants: 184 Total amount of scholarships and grants: $800,000 Range of scholarships and grants: $200Ė$23,000
Financial-Aid Deadline May
Admission Deadline January 4 (M.D.); March 1 (M.P.H.); Febuary 15 (Ph.D); Febuary 15 (Summer)
Entrance Requirements Completion of a bachelorís degree and completion of the following minimum semester/quarter hours of premedical courses: 8/12 biology with lab, 8/12 inorganic or general chemistry with lab, 8/12 organic chemistry with lab, 8/12 physics with lab, 6/10 college level mathematics, and 6/10 English, including composition. Premedical courses should not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Grades must be received. Rigorous introductory courses should be taken and an interview is required. Students must submit a completed AMCAS application to the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). The AMCAS application fee is $55 for the first school, with a decreasing scale of fees for each additional school student designates. AMCAS will forward application to the school(s) student designate on the application. Students can contact AMCAS at their online address,, to download an application and get the most current deadlines and application fees, or contact AMCAS at 2501 M Street Northwest, Lobby 26, Washington, D.C. 20037; Telephone: 202-828-0600. Once Morehouse School of Medicine receives the applications from AMCAS, the Admissions Office promptly forwards to applicants supplementary materials that must be submitted to complete the application process. At this stage, a nonrefundable application service fee of $45 is charged by the School. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials well in advance of the deadline to allow sufficient time for receipt of all materials requested. Selected applicants are invited for a personal interview. Following the interview, if granted, final decisions are made by the Committee on Admissions. Applicants are notified as soon as a final admission decision has been made. Admission Application Deadline: AMCAS deadline: December 1 of prior year; Morehouse deadline: January 4 (M.D.); March 1 (M.P.H.); Febuary 15 (Ph.D); Febuary 15 (Summer) Admission Contact: Dean of Student Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, Southwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30320-1495; Telephone: 404-752-1650; 404-752-1512 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 183 semester hours; completion of two years of basic medical science requirements; dissertation/thesis for graduate students; third-year clerkships in ambulatory and in-patient care; fourth-year clerkships in ambulatory and rural care; and completion of Parts I and II of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 196 Graduate students: 48 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 171; Asian, 1; Caucasian, 9; Hispanic, 1; Native American, 7; International, 4; Other/Unclassified, 3.
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Student Life Campus Regulations: Attendance at clinical clerkships and other clinical experiences involving patient care is required; attendance at tests and final examinations is mandatory. Campus Services: Health, personal and psychological counseling, and career counseling and placement. Campus Activities: Student activities include grand rounds. Leadership opportunities are found in Student Government Association (SGA) and other various organizations, such as the Student National Medical Association, the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association, the Pre-Alumni Association, and the Student American Medical Association. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society is represented on campus. Many opportunities exist for students to interact with students at other Atlanta University Center Institutions, including Clark-Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, Interdenominational Theological Seminary, and Morehouse College. Housing Availabilityz: None on campus; off-campus housing available.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 100 Student-teacher ratio: 4:1 Full-time faculty members (men/women): 52/31 Part-time faculty members (men/women): 13/4 Tenured faculty members (men/women): 9/4
Athletic Program
School Calender August-May (semesters) One summer session.
Degrees Medical Degree (M.D.): Medicine Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.): Biomedical Sciences Masterís/Doctoral Degree (M.P.H.): Public Health
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