Career education begins in the first year with presentations of different career opportunities in medicine and the impact of changing trends on the practice of medicine. Students will have the opportunity for personal identification of professional goals. Career counseling continues throughout your medical education finalizing with residency selection and the transition to graduate medical education.
The MSM Library (MSML), located on the first floor of the Medical Education Building (MEB), contains the most current information available in the health sciences. In addition to open stacks of books and journals, the MSML houses an audio-visual collection of videotapes, slides, recorded lectures and computer instructional disks. MSML uses a web-based, automated integrated library system, Voyager by Endeavor. A number of work stations are located throughout the reading room. Inquiries regarding use of the On-Line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) in general, may be addressed to the Information Services Librarian or other MSML staff members.
All faculty, staff and students of the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) with an updated and bar coded MSM I.D. may borrow and use the Library's collection. Books located in the general collection circulate for two weeks. Bound journals circulate for three days. The daily fine for overdue materials is $0.50 per day.
Certain books may be placed on strict reserve and therefore must stay in the library. Books on overnight reserve may be checked out one hour before closing and must be returned one hour after opening. A fine of $0.50 per item is levied for every hour overdue for reserves.
Charges for unpaid fines or missing books will be added to the student's account in the Business Office and if not paid, will result in the inability to register or graduate. A $5.00 processing charge must be paid, in addition to fines, once a bill has been sent to the Business Office.
MSML also provides an Extended Study Area located on the second floor of the MEB, Room 1209. This room is open for use twenty-four hours daily.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday - 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Special hours, inter-sessions and holidays are posted.
Research Information Technology Center Electronic Laboratory (E-lab)
This E-lab is located on the first floor of the Medical Education Building within the Library. It is specifically intended to strengthen the institution's research capabilities and provide faculty and students with improved access to, and proficiency in the use of information technology in research. This Center provides support for both research and research training. The facility will be used by faculty and students learning to use information technology and INTERNET resources in biomedical research.
Educational Computer Laboratory (located on the 2nd floor MEB 1209)
Included in the library space is a student computer laboratory in which students have easy access to Mac and IBM computers. Two of the working stations have dual screen video disk players and one has an info window touch screen with video disk player. All are networked with access to a laser printer. Whether it is working on a microbiology project, or viewing and listening to the heart beat, software and courseware are available to enhance your educational experience. This room is open for use twenty-four hours daily.
The school maintains mailboxes where students can receive mail from campus and via the U.S. Post Office. As a student, you are responsible for checking your box DAILY for important announcements and other information. The address to be used for mail sent to the student at school is:
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive SW
P.O. Box ______________
Atlanta, GA 30310-1495
Mail Room Telephone: (404) 752-1553
Public Safety Services
The Morehouse School of Medicine Public Safety Department has one of the most concerned and best security forces in the Atlanta University Center. Officers patrol our campus, answer emergency calls 24 hours a day, and are available upon request to escort you to your cars when leaving the buildings after dark. For more information call (404) 752-1794.
Chief of Public Safety : Joe Chevalier
Student Health Services
Morehouse Medical Associates (MMA) offers comprehensive medical care with the goal of helping students maintain good health. Our staff is available not only to provide medical care when you are ill, but also to provide preventive maintenance services and answer any questions you have regarding your health. We encourage you to take advantage of the many services available to you.
Regular enrolled MSM students with ID cards validated for the current semester are eligible for health care at Morehouse Medical Associates.
75 Piedmont Road (Citizen's Trust Bank Building)
Atlanta, GA 30303
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (except official MSM holidays)
After Hour Care: For medical care after 5:00 p.m., weekdays, and weekends please call 756-1200 to speak with the Morehouse Family Practice Resident on call.
Immunizations: Immunizations required as an MSM medical student will be provided on campus. You will be notified of dates and times through the Student Affairs office. You are charged with the responsibility of obtaining your immunization on the date and time specified when you are notified.
The Morehouse School of Medicine gives the highest priority to the health and well-being of its students, including matters related to preventing infections in the workplace. The Office of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the Infection Control office at MSM, has set up an Immunization Service as part of a comprehensive Student Health Service for all students.
The Infection Control office is located at the National Center for Primary Care, 1st Floor on the main campus. In addition, when follow-up medical services are needed, students are seen at MMA, the faculty practice plan of MSM. Immunizations are offered free of cost to all students through specially arranged sessions, the dates of which will be announced well in advance via the Students Affairs office. Since all participating institutions, laboratories, hospitals and clinics require documentation of immunizations and/or immunity, MSM will make every effort to help the students in this regard. However, it is incumbent on every student to get the required paper work expedited in a timely manner. Attendance at the immunization sessions is therefore mandatory.
Following is the list of required immunizations to be completed before or during the early stages of the student's career at MSM. For further information or specific questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
- If not up-to-date
a. Tetanus-Diptheria (TD)
b. Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) 30 days apart
(Two injections if born in or after 1957) If born before Jan. 1, 1957, proof of rubella only is required.
c. Polio booster
- Hepatitis-B Virus (HBV) immunization series:
a. A three-shot series at 0, 1, and 6 months (or)
b. Documentation of immunity via blood test
- If susceptible to chicken pox:
a. Seriological documentation of susceptibility if needed and
b. A two-shot series Varicella vaccine 4-8 weeks apart
- Tuberculin (PPD) skin testing:
a. For pre-clinical students, initial two-step testing and annual screening is required.
b. For students in clinical settings, screenings are required every 6 months.
c. As per current CDC guidelines, a positive reaction
(>10mm of induration) even with history of BCG in early childhood, does not change the recommendations for work-up and treatment.