MSM Welcomes Largest-Ever Entering Class of 159 Students at 31st Fall Convocation, White Coat & Pinning Ceremony



Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) hosted its 31st Fall Convocation, White Coat & Pinning Ceremony on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the National Center for Primary Care Auditorium. Dr. George Rust, MSM professor of Family Medicine and co-director of the National Center for Primary Care, served as the event's keynote speaker. This ceremony marks the first official step in 159 MSM students' medical educations -- that number being the largest-ever entering class in MSM's 40-year history. New students received the symbol of their chosen profession and took their first oath of professional medical ethics.


Degree breakdown of the 159 new students:

- 84 Doctor of Medicine
- 10 Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences
- 6 Master of Science in Biomedical Research
- 9 Master of Science in Clinical Research
- 20 Master of Science in Medical Sciences
- 28 Master of Public Health
- 2 Dual degree Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Neuroscience





Watch Dr. Rust's full keynote speech




About Morehouse School of Medicine

Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals. In 2010, MSM was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s No. 1 medical school in fulfilling a social mission. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

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