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Morehouse School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
720 Westview Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Phone
(404) 752-1500
Email address
mdadmissions@msm.edu
School Information
"Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Ga., was founded in 1975 as the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution. MSM is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for our social mission. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research and public policy. MSM is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Council on Education for Public Health, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education." (Source: https://www.msm.edu/about_us/)

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • MSM's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan titled "Excellence Through Health Equity," states that it would "Develop innovative new curricula to advance the achievement of health equity."
Program and Research Funding
  • On June 29, 2021, the school announced that its Satcher Health Leadership Institute "launched the first-of-its-kind Health Equity Tracker (HET) for the United States with support from Google.org..." The tracker "enables MSM to provide a detailed view of health outcomes by race, ethnicity, sex, and other critical factors with a health equity–first approach." The goal of the HET is to "help policymakers understand what resources and support communities need to be able to improve their outcomes on a range of health issues."
  • On Nov 3, 2021, the school reported that "Through new partnerships with the four HBCU medical schools, the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, the Howard University College of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, and the Morehouse School of Medicine, alongside the National Black Nurses Association and National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Abbott has dedicated $5 million to fund nearly 300 scholarships over the next five years to support the next generation of ethnically diverse nurses, doctors and researchers who will lead and support future clinical trials."
  • On July 27, 2022, the school's News Center reported that the "Morehouse School of Medicine is part of a new $10 million, Pharma-sponsored initiative called Equitable Breakthroughs in Medicine Development." The article goes on to state, "MSM doctors explain that some minorities are simply never asked to participate in clinical trials, or some groups may be reluctant, especially when they think about the Tuskegee experiment. But when Black and Brown people are not included in trials, it causes a huge disparity in research."
  • MSM's Office of Global Health Equity "was established in January 2018, as part of MSM's 2015-2020 strategic plan to broaden diversity in the healthcare, scientific and public health workforces and lead the next generation’s global health training and education."
Resources
  • On September 19, 2022, the school's News Center reported that "Three fourth-year medical students at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) have been selected to participate" in the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative which is a "partnership between MSM, the National Football League (NFL), the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS) that will have students involved in a one-month clinical rotation."
  • MSM published its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan titled "Excellence Through Health Equity," which outlines its many goals and strategies for the school.
  • MSM's Neurology Residency Program states, "Our program is geared to increase diversity in the workforce and increase healthcare access and equity, while providing excellent neurological care for all."
Symbolic Actions
  • The school published its response to the Supreme Court's decision regarding race-conscious admission policies on twitter.
Last updated July 17th, 2023
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