Centers and Institutes

Office of Health Professions

We have an outstanding history of producing health professionals. Among our alumni are more than 1,000 physicians and dentists. We are consistently ranked in the top five producers of African-American male medical, dental and public health professional students in the nation.

Established in 1974, the Office of Health Professions has played a major role in attracting and increasing the number of Morehouse undergraduates applying to and entering health professional schools.

In keeping with our commitment to address the critical shortage of minority health professionals, a two-year School of Medicine at Morehouse College was opened in 1979. It is now an independent fully accredited four-year medical school. A close working relationship exists between the Office of Health Professions and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Specific aims of the Office are to:

  1. Advise and assist students in preparing for careers in the health professions.
  2. Increase the motivation and awareness of pre-health professions students in the health professions.
  3. Improve the performance of pre-health professions students on standardized entrance exams to health professional schools.
  4. Assist students with all aspects of the application process to pre-health professions schools.
  5. Provide information about medical, dental and other health professional schools and ensure that applicants are matched appropriately.
SOCIETIES AND PROGRAMS
Health Careers Pre-Dental Society 

The Office of Health Professions sponsors the Health Careers/Pre-Dental Society. The society serves as a forum for students interested in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other health-related careers. This student led society provides information to students about health careers, stimulates interest about the health professions, engages in community service projects and encourages academic excellence. 

Alpha Epsilon Delta – The Health Preprofessional Honor Society - Georgia Delta Chapter 

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the only national preprofessional honor society. It was founded in 1926 and is one of the 57 members of the Association of College Honor Societies. The benefits of membership in Alpha Epsilon Delta include public recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in pre-health education, an opportunity to be a part of a national group of students interested in medicine and other related fields, and an opportunity to participate in chapter and national activities that will broaden the members’ intellectual interest in the health field.

Thomas J. Blocker Pre-freshman Summer Science Program for Pre-health Students 

This program assists with the rigors of transitioning from high school to a challenging college curriculum. The demanding course schedule is augmented with field trips and motivational seminars.

Contact

Ajit Samarasinghe
Director
470-639-0264 or Ajit.Samarasinghe@morehouse.edu 

Esther Bullock Harris
Manager
470-639-0927 or Esther.Bullock@morehouse.edu