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Morehouse School of Medicine is a medical school in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.Originally part of African-American all-male Morehouse College, it was founded in 1975 during the tenure of college president Hugh M. Gloster as a two year program in the basic sciences called The School of Medicine at Morehouse College. The first students were admitted in 1978 and transferred to other medical schools for the clinical part of their training.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, from 1990 the school has taught them itself.In 2006 it admitted 53 students to its M.D. program making it the largest class since the school's inception. 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.
Presidents of Morehouse School of Medicine
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