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Since 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine has focused on educating and graduating the healthcare learners and leaders our nation needs most — those who are committed to serving the underserved. This effort has not gone unnoticed. A national study named MSM as the top medical school for fulfilling the social mission of medical education.

And we get results. The majority of our institution’s alumni serve in primary care, with more than half practicing in underserved communities. That’s more than double the national average.

From an initial entry class of fewer than 25, we have grown our first-year MD class to 100. We are continuing to expand the number of students enrolled in our Master’s and PhD programs. We are adding new degree programs to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare workplace. We are enlarging our Atlanta campus and reaching into other regions of Georgia — and beyond. We are revolutionizing care delivery. And we are connecting with the community to make a difference.

The World Needs

Our Mission

Our mission is rooted in compassion, community, innovation, research, education, and in creating a better and healthier world. Our mission is deep in our DNA and informs everything we do.

MSM exists to …

improve the health and well being of individuals and communities

increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce

address primary healthcare through programs in education, research, and service

… with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia, the nation, and the world.

We are translating discovery into health equity, building bridges between healthcare and health, and preparing future health learners and leaders.

The World Needs

Our Core Values


Sharing our ideas, discoveries, methods, and skills


Valuing the knowledge and experience of all individuals


Achieving the highest level of performance in all endeavors


Treating all people and communities with respect, compassion, and empathy


Creating inspired solutions in science, service, and education


Upholding the highest standards of ethical behavior, transparency, and accountability

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We hope you will join us on this journey of transformation.
Let’s make an IMPACT.

Morehouse School of Medicine By the Numbers


Our rank in a
national survey of medical schools for their dedication to the social mission of medical education.


The percent of
students who receive scholarship support.


The percent of our alumni who practice primary care.


The percent of MSM students who plan to care primarily for an underserved population. The national average is below 35 percent.