About ͼ


ͼ (ͼ), located in Atlanta, Ga., was founded in 1975 as the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. In 1981, ͼ became an independently chartered institution. ͼ is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for our social mission. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research and public policy.

ͼ is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Council on Education for Public Health, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


We exist to:

  • Improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities
  • Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce
  • Address primary health care through programs in education, research, and service 

With emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia, the nation, and the world.

Academic Programs

ͼ awards Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS), Master of Science in Medical Sciences (ͼS), Master of Science in Biomedical Research (MSBR), Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR), Master of Science in Biomedical Technology (MSBT), and Master of Science in Neuroscience (MSNS)* degrees. View all degrees and applications.

* MSNS degree is part of the B.S./M.S. Program in Neuroscience

Residency Programs

ͼ has seven 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 ͼ patient care and clinical training occurs at Grady Memorial Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in the Southeast. Over the past five years, 67 percent of our resident graduates have elected to stay and practice in Georgia. View all residency and fellowship programs.


ͼ employs more than 250 full- and part-time faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized in their field. View Faculty Directory.


ͼ is home to world-renowned centers and institutes: The Cardiovascular Research Institute; The Center of Excellence on Health Disparities; The National Center for Primary Care; The Neuroscience Institute (NI); Prevention Research Center (PRC); Research Core Facility and The Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI). ͼ’s research stature and reputation have grown exponentially over the last decade, fueled in large part by significant investments in our research infrastructure with funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Georgia Cancer Coalition and others. Learn more about ͼ's research centers and institutes.


The majority of ͼ’s more than 1,400 alumni choose to honor the ͼ mission by serving communities located in rural areas and inner cities. Our alumni have distinguished themselves in leadership roles locally, nationally and internationally.


The Power of Partnership: Our students are highly qualified, yet many need assistance to remove the financial barriers that would deter their medical education.  The assistance of our partners is vital for their continued success. Thank you, sponsors!