|Historical Highlights |
|1975 ||The School of Medicine at Morehouse College became the first predominately black medical school established in the United States in the 20th century. |
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., was appointed dean and director.
|1978 ||Charter class of 24 students entered a two-year basic medical sciences program. |
|1981 ||MSM became an independently chartered educational institution. |
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., was named the first president.
MSM became the seventh institution in the Atlanta University Center (AUC) consortium.
Graduate Medical Education Program initiated with accreditation of Family Practice Residency program by the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
|1982 ||The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) authorized the school to plan a four-year, degree-granting medical education program. |
|1983 ||Third-year medical students (charter class) began clinical rotations at Grady Memorial Hospital in cooperation with Emory University School of Medicine. |
|1985 ||LCME granted full accreditation to award the M.D. degree. |
First students were awarded the M.D. degree by Morehouse School of Medicine on May 17.
|1986 ||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation. |
Public Health/Preventive Medicine Residency initiated.
|1989 ||James Goodman, Ph.D., named president. |
|1990 ||MSM assumed full responsibility for teaching third-year clerkship in family medicine, surgery and psychiatry. |
|1991 ||LCME and SACS reaffirmed accreditation. |
MSM assumed full responsibility for third-year clerkship for medicine.
Graduate Education, the Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D.) program, initiated.
Psychiatry Residency initiated.
|1992 ||Nelson McGhee, M.D., named interim president 1992-1993. |
Internal Medicine Residency initiated.
|1993 ||Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., appointed president. |
MSM assumed full responsibility for third-year clerkship for Obstetrics/Gynecology.
|1995 ||Master of Public Health (MPH) Program initiated. |
|1997 ||Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency initiated. |
First M.P.H. degree awarded.
MSM assumed full responsibility for third-year clerkship for Pediatrics.
|1998 ||LCME extended accreditation for maximum period of seven years. |
First Ph.D. degree awarded.
MPH program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), making Morehouse School of Medicine the first historically black college or university to receive CEPH accreditation.
|2000 ||MSM celebrated 25 years. |
|2001 ||Pediatrics Residency initiated. |
SACS extended accreditation for a maximum of 10 years.
|2002 ||James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D., becomes president of Morehouse School of Medicine |
|2003 ||Master of Science in Clinical Research (M.S.C.R.) Program initiated. |
|2005 ||MSM celebrated 30 years. |
|2006 ||Dr. Eve J. Higginbotham becomes new dean of Morehouse School of Medicine |
Dr. John E. Maupin becomes president of Morehouse School of Medicine
|2007 ||Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) establishes partnership between MSM, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology to accelerate the translation of lab discoveries into healthcare innovations. ACTSI is one of 46 entities in the U.S. funded by the NIH. |
Satcher Health Leadership Institute established.
|2008 ||Master of Science in Biomedical Research and Biomedical Technology programs initiated. |
|2009 ||CEPH re-accredits MPH program for a maximum of seven years. |
|2010 ||MSM ranks number one in first-ever study of all U.S. medical schools in the area of social mission. |
First Master of Science in Biomedical Research student graduates.