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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
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  May 1 (Begins)
December 1 (Ends)
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 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  N/A
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  N/A
Required undergraduate course work
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

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics 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

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.6:1
Full-time faculty  221
Part-time faculty  42
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  70
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  6
Full-time faculty in clinical program  151
Part-time faculty in clinical program  36

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $29.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  45
Principal investigators (PIs)  45
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  120

Teaching Hospitals

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

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

Curricula Descriptions

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.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  N/A
Step 1: Percent passing  N/A
Step 1: Average score  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  N/A

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $29.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $131.31

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  61
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  66.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  N/A
MCAT total score  N/A
Acceptance rate  1.6%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.6:1
Total medical school enrollment  358

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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



Full-time: $36,903

Required fees  $6,470
Room and board  $0
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $215,377

Financial Aid Availability

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


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