Morehouse School of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Selection is based on MCAT scores, academic achievement and progress, difficulty and balance of academic program, extra-curricular activities. Committee also looks for evidence that applicant will contribute to the advancement of the practice of medicine. Data gathered include letters of recommendation, academic record, supplemental application, and interview.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Brandon Hunter
Application fee $50
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted May 1 (Begins)
December 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification December 1 (Begins)
July 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 3
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period May 1 (Begins)
September 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores N/A
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
internal medicine women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Occasionally
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 227
Part-time faculty 55
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 59
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 7
Full-time faculty in clinical program 168
Part-time faculty in clinical program 48

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $23.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 37
Principal investigators (PIs) 37
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 111

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System – East Campus
Grady Health System
South Fulton Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The MSM MD program focuses on primary healthcare. The curriculum includes clinical preceptorships, community service learning opportunities, clerkships in surgery, family medicine, maternal and child health, psychiatry, radiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, rural primary care and ambulatory medicine, plus five electives.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
#27 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $23.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $105.10

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 68
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 64.0% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
MCAT composite score N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 337

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 337
In-state students 94.1%
Minority students 92.3%
Underrepresented minority students 88.7%
International students 10.7%
Non-traditional students 1.0%
Undergraduate major N/A

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Cynthia Handy
Financial aid phone (404) 752-1655

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $34,457
Required fees $6,335
Room and board N/A
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $190,191

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 83%
Students receiving loans 75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 46%
Students receiving work study 1%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology ophthalmology
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology pediatrics/psychiatry/child adolescent psychiatry

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 64.0% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 24.0%