For 2nd Year in Row, It’s a 100% Match Day for MSM Students

Record percentage staying at MSM for residency, almost half remaining in GA overall

Bill Doughty


ATLANTA – March 16, 2018 – For the second year in a row, 100 percent (76) of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) fourth-year medical students were among those matching to fill leading residency programs at hospitals across the nation.

Match Day is an annual rite of passage across the United States. Two-thirds (67 percent) of MSM students matched to primary care specialties, a reflection of MSM’s training mission. Faculty, staff, students and families celebrated the achievements of the future doctors in a joyous heartwarming ceremony on the school’s campus.

During the ceremony, students received personalized letters showing where they matched for their residency. They matched to prominent medical centers across the country, including, but not limited to, Emory University School of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, and Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School. This year also saw the largest percentage of students (23.7 percent, 18 students) selecting to stay at MSM to continue their residency.

“When you open that envelope, you open the door of your future, the door of opportunity, the door of a paycheck, the door of success and the door of history,“ said President and Dean Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D. “Your future is bright, you came through these MSM doors to make a difference, and to change the uneven landscape of health care, and we expect  to see you do it!”

Here are Morehouse School of Medicine’s match results:

Total Number of 4th Year MSM Students in the Match


Total MSM 4th Year Students Matched  

76 (100%)

Total Matched to Specialty of their 1st Choice

69 (91%)

Primary Care & Core Specialties Disciplines
(Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, and Emergency Medicine)


Total Matched to Georgia Programs
(23.7% Morehouse School of Medicine,  9.2% Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center, 4% Emory University School of Medicine, 4% Medical College of Georgia, 1.3% Eisenhower Army Medical Center, 1.3% Floyd Medical Center, 1.3% Phoebe Putney Memorial Health Center)    


To learn more the Match Program and what’s happening at Morehouse School of Medicine visit


Click here to watch the full 2018 Match Day Ceremony



About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as a two-year Medical Education Program at Morehouse College with clinical training affiliations with several established medical schools for awarding the M.D. degree. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution and the first medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century. MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for our social mission. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, and are known in the community for exceptional, culturally appropriate patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctorate and master degrees.