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Morehouse School of Medicine Increases Class Size and Welcomes 100 New M.D. Students

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has long been paving the Road to 100, and now the seemingly lofty goal has been realized. On Friday, September 15, MSM will welcome 100 new Doctor of Medicine degree candidates as part of the inaugural Road to 100 class. The Class of 2021 brings MSM closer to its goal of providing quality healthcare to underserved communities and advancing health equity.

MSM officially kicks off the new academic year with their 33rd Fall Convocation & White Coat and Pinning Ceremony. The Road to 100 M.D. class will receive their traditional white coats, MPH will receive navy blue blazers, while students in five other graduate programs will be pinned.

Road to 100 is an MSM initiative that began in 2012 to increase the number of students enrolled in the M.D. program to 100 by 2017, while also increasing enrollment in other degree granting programs by 20 percent before 2020.

The majority of the Road to 100 students are either Georgia natives or received their undergraduate degrees from a Georgia college or university.

  • 63 students are from Georgia, with the majority hailing from Gwinnett County (17), followed by Fulton County (12)

  • 56 students are female and 44 are male

  • Nearly $1 million in scholarships were given out to the Class of 2021

Additionally, 32 students will begin the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, 21 are seeking their Master of Science in Medical Sciences, 15 are pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Research, four are entering the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science, another four students are enrolled in the Master of Science in Neuroscience program, and two students are enrolled in the Master of Science in Biomedical Research program.

WHEN:
Friday, September 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:. 
Morehouse School of Medicine, Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Preventative Care Auditorium on MSM’s campus, 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30310.

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