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Morehouse School of Medicine
Established 1975
Type Private, medical school
President John E. Maupin Jr., D.D.S.
Location Atlanta, Georgia,
United States

Morehouse School of Medicine is a medical school in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.





Founded originally as a part of Morehouse College in 1975 during the tenure of college president Hugh M. Gloster, The School of Medicine at Morehouse College was a two year program in the basic sciences. The first students were admitted in 1978 and transferred to other medical schools for the clinical part of their training.

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The institution became independent from Morehouse College in 1981 and became accredited to issue 4 year degrees in 1985. Initially third year clinical courses were taught by Emory University School of Medicine, but since 1990 the school has taught them itself.

Former US Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher assumed the role of interim president in addition to being the director of the National Center for Primary Care which is located at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Later he was honored as a full president.

On February 28, 2006 Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) announced the appointment of John E. Maupin Jr., D.D.S. as the institution's next president. Dr. Maupin departed from his position of president at Meharry Medical College.

February 3, 2009 Eric Holder, then-vice chairman of MSM's board of trustees, was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General.

On July 13, 2009 - President Barack Obama named Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Trustee Dr. Regina Benjamin as U.S. Surgeon General. Benjamin's nomination marks the second MSM trustee to hold a high-profile position with the Obama administration.

In 2006 it admitted 53 students to its M.D. program making it the largest class since the school's inception.

Presidents of Morehouse School of Medicine

Presidents of Morehouse School of Medicine
President Tenure (years)
Louis W. Sullivan 1981 – 1999
James Gavin III 2002 – 2004
David Satcher 2004 – 2006
John Maupin 2006 – Present

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