|† † †Established in 1975 at Morehouse College as a two-year medical education program with clinical training affiliations with several established medical schools for awarding the MD degree, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) separated from the College in 1981 as an independently chartered institution. Over the ensuing years, MSM has evolved into one of the nationís leading community-based, primary care oriented, health sciences institutions.
† † †The School is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools to award the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D.), Master of Science in Clinical
Research (M.S.C.R.), Master of Science in Biomedical Research, Master of Science in Biomedical Technology, and the Master of Public Health
(M.P.H.), degrees. MSM has seven accredited residency programs: Family Medicine (1981), Preventive Medicine (1986), Internal Medicine (1991),
Psychiatry (1991), Surgery (1993), Obstetrics and Gynecology (1997), and Pediatrics (2000). The majority of MSM patient care and clinical training occurs at Grady Memorial Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in the Southeast. The schoolís research stature and reputation have grown exponentially over the past decade. In 2008, MSM ranked number three among the nationís community-based medical schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health and among Georgiaís four medical schools, MSM ranks number two. Moreover, MSM ranks in the top five of U.S. medical school with five or more Institute of Medicine (IOM) members, based on the ratio of the IOM members faculty size.