Morehouse School of Medicine Hosts First Annual Men of MSM Networking Mixer to Promote Local Male Mentoring



On September 23, 2015, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) hosted its first annual Men of MSM Learning Community Networking Mixer. The event's goals were to create a culture of providing lifelong mentoring, learning about leadership and mentoring, identifying potential mentors, and networking with other male professionals. Students and male leaders from local colleges and universities were invited to attend.


The event's theme was "The Importance of Mentorship and Leadership" and included a panel discussion with community business leaders Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., President & CEO of TWD, Inc., Dr. Ed W. Childs, Professor & Chairman of Morehouse School of Medicine's Surgery Department, Keith Parker, GM & CEO of MARTA, and Miguel Southwell, Aviation GM for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.


Breakout sessions focused on the following areas: business and marketing, business management and leadership, entrepreneurship, finance, medicine and public health, public safety and criminal justice, research, and surgery.


There were more than 60 participants at the event. More than half of the attendees took a follow-up survey with 100 percent rating it favorably and planning to contact a mentor and attend future Men of MSM events.


The Men of MSM Learning Community is a Learning Community devoted to inspiring and developing future male leaders. Additionally, as a Learning Community for male faculty, students and staff at MSM, it seeks opportunities and organizes events for networking, collaboration and mentoring The Men of MSM Learning Community is one of many MSM learning communities and is part of MSM's Quality Enhancement Plan.