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    Morehouse School of Medicine Scholars begin Year as Physicians-in-Training

    Atlanta - The responsibilities as physicians-in-training were granted to the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Class of 2010 as third-year medical students were honored at the Fourth -Annual Student Clinician Ceremony.

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    Contact: Gayle Converse / (404) 756-6701 / gconverse@msm.edu

    Atlanta - The responsibilities as physicians-in-training were granted to the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Class of 2010 as third-year medical students were honored at the Fourth -Annual Student Clinician Ceremony. The event was held August 1, 2008 in the E. Ginger Sullivan Atrium of the Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care at MSM.

    Forty-seven third- year students were welcomed by fourth-year M.D. student Curt Stokes. They recited the Student Oath, during which they promised to improve the health of their community, increase access to health care for the underserved and to advance medical knowledge. During their third year, medical students begin clinical training, start hospital and outpatient rotations and plan for their medical residencies and careers. The current fourth-year class also honored residents who have provided exceptional teaching during the clinical clerkships. Included among the honorees were two MSM alums, Dr. Keisha Callins (Ob-Gyn) and Dr. Brandy Jouett (Internal Medicine).

    MSM Associate Professor of Medical Education Janice Herbert-Carter, M.D., MGA, FACP, presented the keynote address. Herbert-Carter reminded the students that they have a responsibility to their families, colleagues, communities, patients, and those who paved the way for them to be where they are and achieve their dreams. She charged the students with responsibility to the MSM mission of serving the underserved.

    "We have two health care systems in the US - one for those who have money and live in the right place, and the second for those who don't," according to Herbert-Carter. She told the students that money is not always the issue. "Many times access or misplaced societal priorities are they real issues and we must work to correct all factors that contribute to health disparities. Regardless of our chosen specialties as Morehouse School of Medicine students, residents, faculty, and alums, we must always be primarily caring."


    Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, recruits and trains minority and other students as physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals committed to improving the health and well-being of communities. MSM is a member of the largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the world - the Atlanta University Center (AUC). For more information about Morehouse School of Medicine, visit us online at www.msm.edu