Morehouse School of Medicine


Founded in 1975, as the Medical Education Program at nearby Morehouse College. In 1981, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) became an independently chartered institution.

MSM has rapidly grown to rank among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians. It was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for its social mission. Its faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy. An example of MSM’s public policy impact is that a Morehouse College alum, author, educator and founding dean of this medical institution, Dr. Louis Wade Sullivan, rose to become the U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary in the President George H. W. Bush Administration.

Since Morehouse College is an all-male institution, it may surprise you to learn that most Morehouse School of Medicine students are female.

Academic Merit

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. MSM employs more than 250 full-time and part-time faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized in their field.

MSM awards Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS), Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS), Master of Science in Biomedical Research (MSBR), Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR), Master of Science in Biomedical Technology (MSBT), and Master of Science in Neuroscience (MSNS) degrees.

MSM is renown for The Cardiovascular Research Institute; The Center of Excellence on Health Disparities; The National Center for Primary Care; The Neuroscience Institute (NI); Prevention Research Center (PRC); Research Core Facility and The Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI). MSM has made significant investments in its research infrastructure with funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Georgia Cancer Coalition and others.

Campus Life

Morehouse School of Medicine is situated in Atlanta’s West End community about three miles southwest of downtown Atlanta. The campus includes a 32,000 square foot Center of Sports Medicine.

MSM has seven established 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. Over the past five years, 67% of resident MSM graduates elected to stay and practice in Georgia.

ADDRESS: 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA
PARKING: lot on premises
TRANSIT: Ashby MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-752-1500