The Morehouse School of Medicine’s Medical Preparatory program was established in 1991 to encourage minority high school students to pursue a career in the fields of medicine, allied health and/or biomedical science. Since its inception, thousands of metro area high school, home schooled & faith based school students have participated in the program and the exposure has helped them to make wiser decisions relevant to a major. With the medical students from the school of medicine serving as positive role models, mentors and tutors for the program participants, students receive an extra boost to propel them forward in the their quest to become healthcare professionals.
Minority high school students interested in careers in medicine and allied health can get early exposure to the field with the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Medical Prep program that begins in mid-September.
The group meets every other Wednesday evening from September through May beginning at 6:00 pm in the first year classroom of the Hugh Gloster building located on the campus of the Morehouse School of Medicine at 720 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA, 30310.
Program Speakers & Topics
Over the course of this school year, a variety of doctors and healthcare professionals will present before the group to include:
- Pediatric Oncologist/Hematologist, Dr. Tamara New
- Pediatric Cardiologist, Dr. Michael McConnell,
- Optometrist, Dr. Stephen Summerow,
- Veterinarian, Dr. L.C. Bostick
- Pediatrician, Dr. Jacqueline Sulton
- Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Vikisha Fripp
All parents with high school-aged children are encouraged to attend the meetings where the guest speakers will consist of variety of healthcare professionals who will discuss and address questions regarding their profession, show pictures and lead the group during a hands-on laboratory and/or classroom activity relevant to their topic. MSM medical school students assist during these lab experiments and they also serve as mentors for students who join Medical Prep.
Additional benefits for MedPrep members include priority to the following programs:
- Annual Biomedical Symposium
- National Youth Leadership Forum
- MSM summer SAT prep program
Interested students can download the application, or, you can pick one up at the Wednesday meeting. In addition, we ask that you also submit the following:
- one-page essay relevant to your career aspiration
- most recent transcript copy
- one-time, annual $25.00 application fee
All MedPrep members receive a program tee-shirt, MSM notebook and a name badge.
Mr. Alex Adams
Quick LinksMedPost Application (PDF)
MedPost Application (Word)