New Academic Program at Morehouse School of Medicine Will Help Underrepresented Students Study in Health Fields

Program Will Be Announced During the School’s 32nd Fall Convocation
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Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., President & Dean, Morehouse College of Medicine

(Atlanta, GA, Friday, September 16, 2016) - Thanks to a three million dollar gift from health care company Kaiser Permanente, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has created an undergraduate program designed to help underrepresented students enter graduate-level study in the health and biomedical fields. The Kaiser Permanente Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy at Morehouse School of Medicine will be announced during the school’s 32nd fall convocation, white coat and pinning ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2016.

The Academy will provide critical tutoring, mentoring, hands-on research and support for current undergraduate students matriculating at Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) schools, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College, with the overarching goal of advancing and ensuring the success of the next generation of diverse healthcare providers. The Academy will greatly increase the potential of AUCC undergrads to successfully progress to medical school and pursue careers along the “healthcare pathway.” 

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is a historically black academic medical center in Atlanta, Ga. that is committed to preparing students to meet the primary care needs of the underserved through programs in education, research and service. MSM is committed to assuring the success of the next generation of physicians, scientists, and public health professionals.

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