The World NeedsTOMORROW’S Health
Learners and Leaders
We have found a better way of identifying and more thoroughly preparing uniquely capable and compassionate healthcare and health-sciences professionals. In contrast to other major medical schools that rely on a narrow measure of cognitive acuity to determine admission, MSM considers a complex set of characteristics to predict who will call themselves to the highest standards of professional achievement and to serving the areas with the greatest need.
We seek out students who show not just intelligence but also resilience, leadership, improvement, and an interest in primary care and serving underserved populations.
Admitted students are then guided by a core group of experienced, engaged, and dedicated faculty and mentors who create a nurturing family atmosphere and offer consistent support.
MSM’s curriculum takes a learner-centered approach that focuses on teamwork, communication, professionalism, and engagement.
“I became very focused on the idea of providing healthcare to the underserved. A lot of schools say they’re here to serve. MSM truly puts its money where its mouth is.”
Sam Sheikali, M.D.
Master of Public Health (MPH)
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)
Master of Science in Neuroscience (MSNS)
Master of Science in Medicine Physician Assistant Degree
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (PhD)
Obstetrics and Gynecology
The institution has more than 1,100 full-time and part-time faculty and staff, many of whom have been here for more than 20 years. During that time they have been heralded as leaders in teaching, research, and public policy.
These esteemed leaders frequently collaborate with such partners as Grady Memorial Hospital to serve the healthcare needs of Georgia through world-renowned centers and institutes. These include MSM’s:
- Cardiovascular Research Institute
- Neuroscience Institute
- Prevention Research Center
- Research Core Facility
- Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Our faculty members conduct cutting-edge research. For example: Community Health and Preventive Medicine Professor Dr. Mary W. Langley was awarded $1.5 million by the Office of Minority Health to research ways to address opioid abuse in Dougherty County, a rural and vastly underserved area of Georgia.
MSM’s educators are also part of the most important and national conversations about healthcare and education. Dr. Tabia Henry Akintobi, for one, was elected to serve as Chair for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Prevention Research Center Steering Committee.
98% of MD students complete the program
More than 74% plan to care primarily for an underserved population, vs. the national average of about 34%
More than 71% of MSM’s residency program graduates choose primary care
Choosing primary care is not an easy decision, particularly given the financial realities of medical school and serving the underserved. While an increasing number of our students come from middle- and upper-middle-class backgrounds, a large portion have more challenging socioeconomic backgrounds. They end up carrying a disproportionately large debt burden.
That is why it is so important to find funding, partnerships, and to establish scholarships and other support.
The number of black males graduating from medical schools in the United States has been steadily dropping for decades, a trend that hurts care for underserved populations and for humanity as a whole.
MSM has a proven track record of recruiting, educating, and training black males to become the culturally competent, mission-driven practitioners the nation needs most.
Phase 1: $40 Million
Phase 2: $60 Million
Phase 3: $50 Million
We hope you will join us on this journey of transformation.
Let’s make an IMPACT.