Morehouse School of Medicine Pipeline Programs

Below is a listing of nine pipeline programs and select post-baccalaureate programs offered at MSM targeting K-12, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and medical students interested in exploring careers in medicine, scientific research, biological sciences and public health. Click here for a full listing of our Pipeline Programs.

K-12 Programs

Medical Preparatory Program (MedPrep) 
The MedPrep Program offers minority students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to learn about careers in medicine and allied health, with MSM medical students serving as mentors, tutors, and role models. The program meets every other Wednesday from September through May on the MSM campus. Doctors and health care professionals meet with the group during the program. 

Applications are unavailable at this time. 

NIH/NIDDK Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)
The STEP-UP Program is open to rising 12th graders from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds  for the opportunity of eight weeks of summer research training. The experience targets National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH/NIDDK) focus areas.

Contact: Winifred Chapman-Smith, M.P.H.
Phone: (404) 752-1140

Promoting Our Worth as Entrepreneurs and Researchers in Innovative Technology (POWER-IT)
POWER-IT is a two-year program offered to 10th grade students (ages 16-18) selected from three participating high schools: Arabia Mountain (DeKalb), North Springs High (Fulton), and Grayson Technical College (Gwinnett). The program includes information-communication technology clubs, neuroscience lectures, projects/science fairs, leadership training and rotation through an MSM neuroscience laboratory.

Contact: Dr. Byron Ford
Phone: 404-756-5222

Student Initiative on Recruitment (SIR)
The SIR Program’s high school component introduces socioeconomically disadvantaged students and students underrepresented in medicine to careers in medicine and other health professions through the First Look: Health T.E.A.M. (Teaching Education and Mentoring) Program. Participants must be currently enrolled in science and technology based curricula, and will have the opportunity to work with MSM students, residents, and faculty in a workshop setting. The undergraduate component offers The First Look Program which provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to meet medical students, faculty and admissions staff for an informative and interactive session on the admissions process, preparing for the MCAT, interviewing skills, how to successfully navigate medical school and what it’s like to be a practicing physician.

Contact: Dr. Rita Finley
Phone: (404)752-1614

Undergraduate Programs

Atlanta University Center—Bridging the Gap (AUC—BTG) Scholar’s Program
The AUC—BTG program identifies, supports, and nurtures rising college freshman Georgia residents enrolling in Atlanta University Center schools planning to pursue a career in oral health. Various programs are offered giving students the opportunity to complete a fully financed undergraduate and professional school program if completed eight years. Upon graduation, students are expected to practice in underserved areas of Georgia.

Contact: Dr. M. Guy Bragg
Phone: (404) 752-1858

Minority Association for Pre-Health Students (MAPS)
The MAPS program is the undergraduate component of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). The goal for the MSM chapter is to increase the matriculation of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) students into health related programs through information and mentoring. Medical students meet with undergraduate students monthly to discuss topics including professional school funding, internships and mentoring.

Contact: Dr. Rita Finley
Phone: (404) 752-1614

National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and MSM Neuroscience Institute (NSBRI-NI) Research Program
The NSBRI and NI Summer Undergraduate Research Program strengthens the pipeline of women and minority students entering the health and biomedical research professions. The program is open to undergraduates, and offers students the opportunity to work in a lab with a mentor for the summer as part of a hypothesis-driven research project. Students will prepare a poster and make an oral presentation for campus-wide audience as part of the experience.

Contact: Dr. Marlene MacLeish
Phone: (404) 756-5706


Post-Baccalaureate Programs

MSM/TU/UAB Partnership Summer Cancer Research Training Program
MSM, Tuskegee University (TU), and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Partnership invites graduate students to participate in an eight-week Summer Cancer Research Training Program (SCRTP), held in June and July. Graduate students currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at MSM, TU or UAB may apply. Students will receive a stipend for 15 to 20 hours a week. Coursework includes study in cancer education (UAB), bioethics (TU) and grant writing/mentored research ( MSM). Students learn to develop research proposals adhering to NIH guidelines, and present their work in a poster competition at the MSM/TU/UAB Partnership Summer Institute.

Contact: Dr. Stephanie Miles-Richardson
Phone: (404) 752-1946