Message from the Program Director
Rita Finley, PhD
Welcome to the Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) Degree at the Morehouse School of Medicine! The MSMS Degree offers an intensive biomedical science curriculum taught by experienced medical and graduate school faculty in a curriculum that models first and some second-year medical school courses.
We provide professional development to help you improve your resume, personal statement writing, medical school application and interviewing skills while gaining insight into a career in medicine. Our Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving courses are taught by program faculty who will assist you in gaining the skills necessary to improve your MCAT score. Experienced faculty advisors who are committed to the success of our students add to the supportive and nurturing academic environment. Please take a moment to browse through our website, including the link to information on student success, and see what MSMS has to offer!
The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) Degree began first as a Post-Baccalaureate non-degree program in 2011. In 2012, the program transitioned to a 2-year master’s degree offering academic enhancement within a broad curriculum of biomedical science and public health courses. Now with the addition of a new 1-Year degree track for advanced students, the MSMS program continues to provide a curriculum that includes courses to improve MCAT performance; student learning resources to improve study strategies; health professions exposure through scribe training, EMT training, and shadowing opportunities; interprofessional development workshops; and professional development sessions including Mitigating Cognitive Bias, Imposter Syndrome and Stereotype Threat and the History of Race and Racism in Medicine. The program’s educational outreach programs entitled First Look and First Look: Health T.E.A.M. (Teaching Exposing And Mentoring) allows MSMS students to extend the institution’s mission of service to support undergraduate and high school students who have expressed an interest in medicine and other health professions careers.
As of the 2021 graduating class, the Post-Baccalaureate and MSMS degree programs have graduated 160 students with 88% of them entering health professional schools (134 to MD, 3 to DO, 2 to PA, 1 to DDS and 1 to PhD programs). Following the completion of medical school training, our students have gone on to enter residency training programs across the country within a wide array of specialties including Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry.
Welcome MSMS Entering class of 2021
We hope that you are as excited about joining the Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) Program and Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Family as we are about having you as our newest members! Congratulations on your acceptance into the MSMS program! Whether you are coming to us from throughout Georgia or across the country, you are joining an interprofessional community of service-oriented scholars aspiring to change lives through education, research, and service.
If you have any additional questions regarding the MSMS program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, please continue to browse our webpage. The links below provide information on the success of our program from our Office of Institutional Advancement, our students, and our alumni.