MSM-homeMSM LogoMorehouse School of Medicine is a medical school in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, founded originally as a part of Morehouse College in 1975. Their colors are Navy Blue and white and their motto is Knowledge Wisdom Excellence Service.


720 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495
Phone: (404) 752-1500


Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:

  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree – research/scholarship
  • Doctor's degree – professional practice

Campus setting:

  • City: Large
  • Campus housing: No
  • Student population: 344 (0 undergraduate)


    MSM history

  • Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) 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.
  • 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.


Located in the historical West End neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta, MSM is a part of the Atlanta University Center, a consortium of world renowned Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Our Students

  • 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.


  • 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


Morehouse School of Medicine provides programs on categories:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program
  • Master of Public Health Program
  • Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences


  • MSM offers a variety of continuing medical education programs locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Morehouse School of Medicine offers a number of dual degree programs to help tailor advanced education to the individual's needs and interest.
  • The School’s research stature and reputation have grown exponentially over the last decade, fueled in large part by significant investments in our research infrastructure with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Heart Association, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Georgia Coalition and others.
  • MSM’s digital library offers students tools to access over 4000 full-text Library E-journals, 250 full-text E-books and more additional resources.
  • MSM offers seven residency programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Public Health/General Preventive Medicine and General Surgery.
  • MSM offers competitive resident salaries, stipends, vacation, sick leave, insurance and other benefits.


  • MSM alumni have ascended to some of the most important and influential positions in the country including the federal government as Surgeon General, the private sector as corporate executives and esteemed medical institutions as chief medical officers.
  • From Canada to South Africa, our National Alumni Association supports and advances the interests of MSM and its alumni and fosters interest among prospective students and the community.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In 2011, U.S. News ranked MSM #16 in best medical schools for primary care.

Source: Morehouse School of Medicine

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