Morehouse School of Medicine Students Successfully Match to Needed Primary Care Specialties

Ronna Charles Nu’Man 


ATLANTA – March 18, 2016 – Today, 96.7% (55) of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) fourth year medical students joined others across the country matching to fill the nation’s leading residency programs. Match Day is an annual rite of passage for medical students from around the United States. MSM students overwhelmingly matched to primary care specialties (68%), part of MSM’s training mission. Faculty, staff, students and families celebrated the achievements of MSM students in a joyous heartwarming ceremony on the school’s campus.

During the ceremony, students were given personalized letters showing where they matched for residency – specialty training. MSM students matched to prominent medical centers across the country including but not limited to: Baylor University Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dartmouth Medical Center, Emory UniversityGeorge Washington University, Johns Hopkins, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, University of MiamiNew York-Presbyterian Hospital, UC Irvine, Vanderbilt, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Here are Morehouse School of Medicine’s match results:

Total Number of 4th Year MSM Students in the Match 57
Total MSM 4th Year Students Matched   55 (96.7%)
Total Matched to 1st Choice Specialty     49 (86%)
Primary Care & Core Specialties Disciplines
(Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, and Emergency Medicine)  
Total Matched to Georgia Programs
(9% Emory University School of Medicine, 5% Morehouse School of Medicine,
2% Medical College of Georgia)      

All Specialty Matches
Students were matched in highly competitive programs, including: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurological Medicine., Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and General Surgery

Click to watch the 2016 MSM Match Day ceremony



About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
Founded in 1975, MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians and was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011 as the top institution in the first study of U.S. medical schools for our social mission based on our production of primary care physicians, training of underrepresented minority doctors and placement of doctors practicing in underserved communities. Our faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctorate and master degrees. For more information, please visit