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    MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE STUDENTS CLOSING THE GAP FOR NEEDED U.S. DOCTORS

    Contact: Ronna Branch
                    404-752-1717
                    rbranch@msm.edu

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE STUDENTS CLOSING THE GAP FOR NEEDED U.S. DOCTORS 

    ATLANTA – March 19, 2013 – 52 Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) fourth year students matched to fill the nation’s leading residency programs, with 67 percent focusing in primary care and core specialty.  Primary care and core specialty - including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery and emergency medicine - are the most needed physicians in both urban and rural communities. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, low-income, urban and minority communities often have inadequate access to appropriate healthcare and experience higher rates of asthma, obesity and other chronic health conditions.

    Of MSM’s fourth year students, 96.7 percent joined 16,390 U.S. medical school seniors to be presented with notice of their residency matches in sealed envelopes, as part of the National Resident Matching Program. MSM students matched above the national average of 94 percent with programs including Johns Hopkins, New York University, University of Southern California, Emory University and MSM’s own prestigious program.  


    Here are the specialty results: 

    SPECIALTY NUMBERS 
    Dermatology 1
    Emergency Medicine 2
    Family Medicine 3
    Internal Medicine 8
    Medicine-Preliminary 1
    Neurology 3
    Obstetrics/Gynecology 6
    Ophthalmology 1
    Orthopaedic Surgery 4
    Pathology 1
    Pediatrics 14
    Psychiatry 3
    General Surgery 3
    Surgery-Preliminary 1
    Urological Surgery 1
    Total Number of Matched Students  -  52


    The students’ focus in primary care and core specialties reinforces MSM’s mission to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities and address primary care needs through programs in education, research and service with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation.

    MSM's Match Day was featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  Click here to read the article. 

    About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
    Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as a two-year Medical Education Program at Morehouse College with clinical training affiliations with several established medical schools for awarding the M.D. degree. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution and the first medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century. MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for our social mission. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, and are known in the community for exceptional, culturally appropriate patient care.

    Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctorate and master degrees.

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