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Morehouse School of Medicine

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About
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as a two-year Medical Education Program at Morehouse College with clinical training affiliations with several established medical schools for awarding the M.D. degree. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution and the first medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century. 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, and are known in the community for exceptional, culturally appropriate patient care.
MSM has seven residency programs: Family Medicine (1981), Preventive Medicine (1986), Internal Medicine (1991), Psychiatry (1991), Surgery (1993), Obstetrics and Gynecology (1997), and Pediatrics (2000). The majority of MSM patient care and clinical training occurs at Grady Memorial Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in the Southeast. The school's research stature and reputation have grown exponentially over the past decade.
In 2008, MSM ranked number three among the nation's community-based medical schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health and among Georgia's four medical schools, MSM ranks number two. Moreover, MSM ranks in the top five of U.S. medical schools with three or more Institute of Medicine (IOM) members, based on the ratio of the IOM members faculty size.
Since 1981, MSM has graduated more than 1,200 students and more than 67% have chosen to honor the school's mission of serving communities.
In 2011, U.S. News ranked MSM #16 in best medical schools for primary care.
Mission
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.
Statistics
Statistics for accepted applicants (2008-2009)
GPA: 3.46
Science GPA: 3.31
Overall MCAT Score: 26.1
MCAT Written Score: O
Statistics for accepted applicants (2011-2012)
GPA: 3.5
Science GPA: 3.3
Overall MCAT Score: 28
MCAT Biological (BS) Score: 10
MCAT Physical (PS) Score: 9
MCAT Verbal (VR) Score: 9
MCAT Written Score: O